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Updated: 31 October 2011

Non Communicable Disease Prevention: Investments that Work for Physical Activity

Investments that Work for Physical Activity

Published by the Global Advocacy for Physical Activity, Investments that Work for Physical Activity is complementary to the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity. The document can be used to support your work in raising the priority of physical activity and the benefits of investment and increased action.

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The document identifies the following seven best buys to increase population levels of physical activity:

  1. 'Whole-of-school' programs.
  2. Transport policies and systems that prioritise walking, cycling and public transport.
  3. Urban design regulations and infrastructure that provide for equitable and safe access for recreational physical activity, and recreational and transport-related walking and          cycling across the life course.
  4. Physical activity and Non Communicable Disease (NCD) prevention integrated into primary health care systems.
  5. Public education, including mass media to raise awareness and change social norms on physical activity.
  6. Community-wide programs involving multiple settings and sectors and that mobilize and integrate community engagement and resources.
  7. Sports systems and programs that promote 'sport for all' and encourage participation across the life span.

These investments will contribute to improving the quality of life and the environments in which we live.

Related Resources

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity was launched in May 2010 by Global Advocacy for Physical Activity and has become a key advocacy document for government and NGO's around the world.