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Project ViTAL ViTAL (Vitality Through Active Living) Fijian project


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Physical inactivity, along with other lifestyle-related health risk factors such as an unhealthy diet, is becoming increasingly prevalent in developing countries which face rapid economic and social development, urbanization and industrialization. The importance of physical activity as a means of NCD prevention and control is recognized in developing countries, as well as the need for suitable programmes, policies and guidelines. However, the evidence on implementing physical activity interventions in a developing country context is sparse. It is evident from research findings that encouraging participation in health-enhancing physical activity is a public health issue of urgent concern. A healthy revitalised community is one that is concerned about the well-being of the community, protection of the environment and investing into future generations. Research stresses that physical activity interventions carried out in developing countries include strategies to:
• raise awareness of the importance and benefits of physical activity among the community,
• educate the whole population and/or specific community groups,
• conduct local physical activity programmes and initiatives;
• build capacity among individuals implementing local physical activity programmes through training of potential programme coordinators; and
• create supportive environments that facilitate participation in physical activity;

Item Type: Report
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active living, fiji, physical inactivity, health risk
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance
Depositing User: Glynis Longhurst
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 03:24
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 08:01

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