Recreation and physical education

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education seeks to enhance knowledge and professional practice in sport and physical activity through scientific study and dissemination of research-based and experiential knowledge to members and the public.

Nutrition and Physical Activity: A Policy Resource Guide

The purpose of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Policy Resource Guide is to create a comprehensive resource for the prioritization and development of nutrition and physical activity policies at state, local, and private jurisdictions. Where applicable, evidence of policy effectiveness is provided. Institutional and public policy changes are critical to achieving sustained behavioral change. Policy and environmental changes that support healthy communities, healthy organizations, and healthy choices are cornerstones in the public health world. The resource guide divides the nutrition and physical activity sections into domains of communities, schools, worksites, and healthcare.

Physical Activity Among Rural Older Adults with Diabetes

This analysis describes physical activity levels and factors associated with physical activity in an ethnically diverse sample of rural older adults with diabetes.About half (52.5%) of the participants stated that they had engaged in physical activity in the past year. Among those, 42.5% stated that they had no days with at least 30 minutes of continuous physical activity in the prior week, while 21.5% reported daily physical activity.Physical activity in this ethnically diverse sample of rural elders with diabetes is limited. Effort must be invested to increase physical activity in these groups.

Physical Activity Interactive Health Statistics

This resource developed and maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows users to query US or state physical activity levels by demographics, gender, income, and education.

The Relationship between Available Community Activity Space and Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status

This study provides evidence on the association between the availability of community-level physical activity-related settings and race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

Environmental and Policy Interventions to Promote Physical Activity

This article reviews the literature up to 1998 and identifies seven intervention studies that have evaluated environmental and/or policy approaches to promoting physical activity.

Promoting Physical Activity: A Guide for Community Action

A comprehensive guidebook developed by CDC for local public health agencies and other groups interested in promoting physical activity through community-wide efforts.

Recommendations to Increase Physical Activity in Communities

A summary of proven approaches for promoting physical activity. The Guide to Community Preventive Services reports evidence-based recommendations on effective population-level interventions to promote physical activity.

Environmental Factors Association with Adults' Participation in Physical Activity

This report analyzes the often-overlooked environmental factors associated with physical activity. The authors, who categorized their findings into five distinct categories, found that accessibility, opportunities, and aesthetic attributes were all significant associations with physical activity.

Two HKHC communities selected as 2013 RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize Winners

Two communities involved with the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities national program have been selected among the inaugural 2013 RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize Winners. Selected from 160 applicants, Santa Cruz and New Orleans were among six communities recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize honors outstanding community partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives. Prize winners were chosen because of their innovative strategies for population-level changes: policy and environmental improvements that enable people to make healthier choices. Each of these communities won $25,000 to continue their journeys toward better health.
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