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Why Physical Inactivity is the Cinderella of non-communicable diseases: 8 common myths de-bunked

Much like Cinderella, physical inactivity goes under-recognized and largely under-appreciated. Bull and Bauman (2011) state that physical inactivity receives a “poverty of policy attention and resourcing proportionate to its importance.” Addressing physical inactivity needs to be a global public health … Continue reading

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A Global Fail? International Comparisons of Physical Activity of Children and Youth Report Cards

By Dr. Christine Voss, Postdoctoral Research Fellow The 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children recently brought together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to address the growing childhood physical inactivity crisis. There was an impressive agenda of scientific … Continue reading

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Visualize it! Transportation that supports physical activity

Here on the ASAP Blog we talk about the “built environment” – this can include things like streets, parks, services and amenities, such as public transit. Research shows that the built environment hugely impacts our physical activity levels, our waistline, … Continue reading

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