Physical Activity and Government Policy

  • Cavill, N. (2009) Promoting physical activity through policy change: art, science or politics? In:
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  • Task Force on Community Preventive Services (2002) Recommendations to Increase Physical Activity in Communities Am J Prev Med 22(4S):67–72 [full text]
  • Hillsdon, M. Foster, C., Cavill, N, Crombie, H., Naidoo, B. (2005) The effectiveness of public health interventions for increasing physical activity among adults: a review of reviews Health Development Agency. London [full text]
  • Department of Health (2005) Choosing activity: a physical activity action plan. HM Government. The Stationary Office [full text]
  • Department of Health (2004) Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier. HMSO. London. [full text]
  • Department of Health (2004) At least five a week: Evidence on the impact of physical activity and its relationship to health. HMSO. London. [full text]
  • Department of Health (2005) Choosing health, choosing activity : A consultation on how to increase physical activity. [full text
  • Department of Health/Physical Activity Policy (2009) Let’s Get Moving – A new physical activity care pathway for the NHS. Commissioning Guidance [full text]

  • Kavanagh, J, Stansfield C, Thomas J (2009), Incentives to improve smoking, physical activity, dietary and weight management behaviours: a scoping review of the research evidence. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.[full text]
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2006) Obesity: The prevention, Identification, Assesment and Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults and Children. London. National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence. [full text]
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2006) Promotion of Physical Actiity among adults: Evidence into practice briefing. London. NICE [full text]
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2008) Promoting and creating built or natural environments that encourage physical activity. London. NICE [full text]
  • Schmid, T.L., Pratt, M. and Witmer, L. (2006) A Framework for Physical Activity Policy Research Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Vol. 3, Suppl. 1, S20-S29 [full text]

    Weiler, R, Stamatakis, E., Blair, S (2010) Should health policy focus on physical activity rather than obesity? Yes.BMJ 340:c2603 [full text][pdf]
  • Foster C, Hillsdon M, Thorogood M. (2005) Interventions for promoting physical activity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003180. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003180.pub2.
  • Health Survey for England, Dept of Health [full text]
  • Katzmarzyk, P.T.; and Janssen, I. (2004). The economic costs associated with physical inactivity and obesity in Canada: An update. Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology 29(1): 90-11 [full text]