Implementing Physical Activity Strategies profiles 42 physical activity programmes that are helping people adopt more active and healthy lifestyles. It highlights innovative and tested physical activity programmes being implemented in eight sectors including education; healthcare, fitness and sports. A consistent presentation of information on each programme makes this comprehensive reference easy-to-use and readers will find tools and information to bring success to their own initiatives. Many of the programme profiles include sample press releases, ads, screenshots, photos, surveys, follow-up forms and other hands-on materials to help readers more readily translate the ideas and materials into new physical activity initiatives. It is a valuable reference for physical activity practitioners in public health, recreation and community sport, urban planning, worksite health promotion. Also for school physical education advocates and a resource for physical activity researchers seeking research projects and collaborative partners. It is suitable for promoting active, healthy lifestyles.
Russell Pate is a professor in the department of exercise science at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. Pate led the development of the 2010 U.S. National Physical Activity Plan, served on the 2008 U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee and is a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). David Buchner, MD, MPH, is a professor in applied health sciences in the department of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2008 to 2013, he directed the master of public health programme in his department.
Sector I: Education; Sector II: Mass Media; Sector III: Health Care; Sector IV: Parks, Recreation, Fitness, and Sports; Sector V: Business and Industry; Sector VI: Public Health; Sector VII: Transportation, Land Use, and Community Design; Sector VIII: Volunteer and Nonprofit.