Public Health
Chronic disease causes more than 60% of deaths worldwide, with more than 80% occurring in low and middle income countries. Without concerted action, deaths will increase to 41 million by 2015, and almost half of those deaths will be of people under 70. - Click Here for more
Engaging children in exercise and physical activity in school poses one of the greatest challenges and opportunities for physical activity and physical education interests. More children today are overweight or obese than ever before. - Click Here for more
Sedentary living contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, diabetes, certain cardiovascular diseases, and cancer among others. Increasing physical activity also has proven effective in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. - Click Here for more
Sport & Development
What does sport have to do with development? In the development context, sport includes all forms of physical activity which contribute to physical fitness, mental well-being and social interaction, whether the sport is organized or unorganized. - Click Here for more
Transport & Design
Sedentary living contributes potently to a variety of non-communicable diseases. Levels of inactivity are now alarming high in many countries and regions of the world, supporting the view that we now face an "inactivity epidemic". - Click Here for more
Physical activity behaviors vary, in part, as a function of conditions in one’s environment (Black J & Macinko, 2008). Broadly considered, environmental factors that affect activity may include characteristics of the built environment, whether urban or rural... - Click Here for more
Built Environment
The built environment is one of many variables thought to impact physical activity. Crime-ridden streets, poorly maintained environments, lack of walking and biking paths, and limited parks and open space - all deter exercise and physical activity. - Click Here for more
At-Risk Populations
The inclusive conditions that define “at-risk” vary somewhat between communities, countries, and regions of the world. “At-risk” may include those with significant life incidents leading to limitations in physical functioning, communications.. - Click Here for more
Worksite Health
The WHO estimates that between 2005 and 2015, income loss (in international dollars) could rise to as much as $558 billion in China, $27 billion in India, $27 billion in Russia and $33 billion in the United Kingdom, as a consequence of losses in productivity in the workforce... - Click Here for more
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Welcome to Physical Activity 360

The UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) held in September, 2011, provided an unprecedented opportunity to create a sustained global movement against premature death and preventable morbidity and disability from NCDs, mainly heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease.

As physical activity is a proven, scalable, population-based, multi-sectorial and culturally relevant intervention.