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Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012-2016

Active Living for All

Launched on Thursday 15 December 2011, the Active Living for All framework represents the strategic direction for increasing and improving opportunities for physical activity in Western Australia (WA) over the next five years (2012 - 2016).

Access resource

Active Living for All Adobe PDF 4.9 MB

Photos from the Active Living for All launch are available from the events gallery.

An audio recording of Jo Del Prete, former Manager, Physical Activity Taskforce Secretariat, speaking about Active Living for All on ABC 720 radio (Thursday 15 December 2012) is also available.

 

Active Living for All Contents:

PART A - Framework and Background Information

Section One - Introduction

1.1    What is Physical Activity and Active Living?

1.2    Overview of Active Living for All

1.3    Active Living Principles

Section Two - The Importance of Physical Activity

2.1    The Evidence and Trends

2.2    The Influences and Barriers

2.3    The Benefits

Section Three - The Framework

3.1    About the Framework

3.2    The Outcomes (Active Places and Active People)

 

Section Four - Applying the Framework

4.1    A Collective Approach

4.2    Key Drivers and Priorities

4.3    Values

4.4    Monitoring and Evaluation

Appendix

A.    National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians

B.    Glossary and Definitions

C.    References


PART B - Strategies for Action by Sectors and Settings

Part B of the framework is a liftout of strategies for action by sector and settings, as well as a summary of the key elements of the framework.

It can be printed as an A3 poster or viewed online.

 

 

Policy Drivers and Active Living Principles

Active Living for All has been developed in line with key policy drivers at a global, federal, state and local level. This promotes a responsive and complementary approach as well as having the potential to influence and embed active living principles in these important plans and strategies.

Ten key active living principles have also been identified to inform policy in Western Australia.

 

Message from the Minister

As Chair of the WA Physical Activity Taskforce I am pleased to introduce you to Active Living for All: A Framework for Physical Activity in Western Australia 2012–2016. 

The Active Living for All framework represents the strategic direction for increasing and improving opportunities for physical activity in WA over the next five years. 

We have made some positive progress around physical activity levels of Western Australians over the past 10 years and it is vital we continue to move forward on this issue. 

Forty per cent of the adult population are still not active enough for good health, and less than half of all WA school students are undertaking the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity.  It is also concerning that every day Perth residents make more than 400,000 private car trips less than one kilometre. So there is still much to do to turn these trends around.

Active living is a lifestyle choice where people incorporate physical activity into their daily routines – cycling to work or school, walking to the bus stop, playing with the kids, and participating in sport and active recreation. 

Active living is supported by the places in which we live and the programs, education and healthy lifestyle campaigns that encourage participation in active lifestyles. 

One of the strengths of the framework is that it builds on the existing work of others in bringing about the multiple economic, environmental, social and health outcomes provided by the active living agenda. It reinforces the fact that no single organisation alone can effect change; we must work collaboratively across sectors to make a real difference for the health and wellbeing of our community. 

I encourage you to use the Active Living for All framework to help inform the work you do to strengthen the active living agenda in WA and make our state the most active in Australia! 

Hon Terry Waldron MLA
Chair, Physical Activity Taskforce