New WHO 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour have just been launched. These guidelines update the previous WHO recommendations released in 2010 and provide evidence-based recommendations for children, adolescents, adults and older adults on the amount of physical activity required for optimal health...

The International Platform on Sport and Development, the Australian Government and Commonwealth Secretariat have collaborated to support the development of a new free online course "Sport for Sustainable Development: Designing effective policies and programmes." The course will be launched this month and aims to help individuals...

OTTAWA, July 7 2020 A national survey commissioned by ParticipACTION shows evidence of collateral damage to the lifestyles of Canadian children and youth consequent to public health restrictions imposed to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Restricted access to playgrounds, schools, childcare, playdates, and instructions to...

The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is now available in Spanish!  This resource provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. Link: www.nccor.org/elcompendio....

On Wednesday, April 22nd, the whole world united for an on-line PE lesson delivered by a Polish PE teacher. The event was streamed via Facebook and has reached over 50 thousand users. When major sporting events have been cancelled and physical activity as we know...

Report compares 49 countries; says 75% of countries have failing physical activity grades NOVEMBER 27, 2018 - ADELAIDE, Australia – Children around the world are not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development, according to a global report released today. The report by the Active Healthy...

Each country has a capital city. Some countries, like Bolivia or South Africa for instance, have two. Capital cities are important. This is usually where most of the leaders of many sectors live and work. As of today, Copenhagen and Ottawa have become the new...

The release of the Dutch Physical Activity Report Card+ will take place during the national Fit Kids Day on May 12 2017. The Report Card+ reports about the movement achievements and sedentary behavior of children with a chronic disease or disability in the Netherlands. After the...