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Young and Physically Active

Young and Physically Active

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 Young andphYsicallY  active:
 
a blueprintfor makingphysical activityappealing toyouth
By: Paul Kelly, Anne Matthews and Charlie Foster,Department of Public Health, University of Oxford,United Kingdom
 
 Young andphYsicallY  active:
 
a blueprintfor makingphysical activityappealing toyouth
By: Paul Kelly, Anne Matthews and Charlie Foster,Department of Public Health, University of Oxford,United Kingdom
This publication arises from the project “Networkingfor Physical Activity”, which has received fundingfrom the European Union in the framework of theEU Health Programme 2008-2013.
 
Abstract
 Scientic evidence shows that physical inactivity is a leading risk factor for ill health, going well beyondissues related to weight control and inuencing 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 Ofce 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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ADOLESCENTEDUCATION FOR HEALTHEXERCISEHEALTH BEHAVIOURHEALTH PROMOTIONPHYSICAL FITNESS Address requests about publications of the WHO Regional Ofce for Europe to:PublicationsWHO Regional Ofce for EuropeSchergsvej 8DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, DenmarkAlternatively, complete an online request form for documentation, health information, or for permissionto quote or translate, on the Regional Ofce web site (http://www.euro.who.int/pubrequest).
ISBN 978 92 890 0285 1
© World Health Organization 2012
All rights reserved. The Regional Ofce for Europe of the World Health Organization welcomes requests for permissionto reproduce or translate its publications, in part or in full.The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of anyopinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, cityor area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps representapproximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.The mention of specic companies or of certain manufacturers’ products does not imply that they are endorsed orrecommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters.All reasonable precautions have been taken by the World Health Organization to verify the information contained in thispublication. However, the published material is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.The responsibility for the interpretation and use of the material lies with the reader. In no event shall the World HealthOrganization be liable for damages arising from its use. The views expressed by authors, editors, or expert groups do notnecessarily represent the decisions or the stated policy of the World Health Organization.The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reect the ofcial opinion of the European Union.Photos: Photolia

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