Scientic evidence shows that physical inactivity is a leading risk factor for ill health, going well beyondissues related to weight control and inuencing both physical and mental well-being. Over the past fewyears, the promotion of physical activity has increasingly been recognized in Europe as a priority for publichealth, and many countries have responded through the development of policies and interventions. Tosupport Member States in their efforts, the WHO Regional Ofce for Europe has developed this blueprintfor making physical activity appealing to young people. It is intended to be a resource for physical activitypromoters, with a focus on supportive urban environments and settings where children and young peoplelive, study and play. This report outlines the blueprint itself, its development and suggested next steps.This publication arises from the Networking for Physical Activity project and has been co-funded by theHealth Programme of the European Union.
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