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International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Vital to Global Health

International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Global Health

The following international physical activity advocacy resource was developed by the World Heart Federation in collaboration with Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA), IASO and HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth). The resource makes a strong case for promoting physical activity as a priority for policy, school curricula, and community activity.

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International Advocacy: Physical Activity - Global Health Adobe PDF 1.3 MB

The key messages covered are as follows:

  • Physical inactivity kills;
  • Physical activity levels are declining worldwide;
  • Physical inactivity is not just a problem of the wealthy;
  • Physical activity improves health and quality of life;
  • Increasing physical activity saves lives - we must act now;

Explanations for the following are also provided:

  • What is physcial inactivity?
  • Why does physical activity matter?
  • Why are people becoming less physically active?
  • Who is most affected by physical inactivity?
  • What can be done?

Copywright of this resource belongs to the World Heart Federation.

Year published: 2011

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