Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310908
Title:
Building young hearts: Physical activity, young people
Authors:
Irish Heart Foundation; National Heart Alliance
Publisher:
Irish Heart Foundation
Issue Date:
Apr-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/310908
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Changes in the physical environment to promote and support increased levels of physical activity have the potential to reach a greater population and therefore achieve greater public health impact than individual measures. They are potentially less costly and more enduring than traditional educational physical activity interventions. Research has shown that the way communities are built either encourages or inhibits physical activity levels through influencing how people move around and within their communities. The paper aims to show how the physical environment can improve young people’s opportunities for physical activity and that it should be a key focus of policy for Government and local authorities. Regular physical activity benefits young people in several ways – these include physical, social and emotional health benefits. Get Ireland Active – Promoting Physical Activity in Ireland, the national guidelines on physical activity for Ireland, recommend that young people should be physically active at a moderate to vigorous level, for at least 60 minutes every day and that they have the opportunity to be active every day during their normal family, school and community activities. Based on these recommendations a large portion of young people are not meeting these guidelines and/or are not physically active. Exercise participation decreases with age particularly among girls. Of major public health concern is that one in five 5-12 year olds is overweight or obese and one in five 13-17 year olds is overweight or obese.
Keywords:
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE; PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; HEALTH PROMOTION; YOUNG PEOPLE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Heart Foundationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNational Heart Allianceen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-06T11:01:23Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-06T11:01:23Z-
dc.date.issued2010-04-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/310908-
dc.descriptionChanges in the physical environment to promote and support increased levels of physical activity have the potential to reach a greater population and therefore achieve greater public health impact than individual measures. They are potentially less costly and more enduring than traditional educational physical activity interventions. Research has shown that the way communities are built either encourages or inhibits physical activity levels through influencing how people move around and within their communities. The paper aims to show how the physical environment can improve young people’s opportunities for physical activity and that it should be a key focus of policy for Government and local authorities. Regular physical activity benefits young people in several ways – these include physical, social and emotional health benefits. Get Ireland Active – Promoting Physical Activity in Ireland, the national guidelines on physical activity for Ireland, recommend that young people should be physically active at a moderate to vigorous level, for at least 60 minutes every day and that they have the opportunity to be active every day during their normal family, school and community activities. Based on these recommendations a large portion of young people are not meeting these guidelines and/or are not physically active. Exercise participation decreases with age particularly among girls. Of major public health concern is that one in five 5-12 year olds is overweight or obese and one in five 13-17 year olds is overweight or obese.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Heart Foundationen_GB
dc.subjectCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE-
dc.subjectPHYSICAL ACTIVITY-
dc.subjectHEALTH PROMOTION-
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLE-
dc.titleBuilding young hearts: Physical activity, young peopleen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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