AusPAnet Enews: 6 February 2017
Latest Research Findings
Smoking, physical inactivity and obesity as predictors of healthy and disease-free life expectancy between ages 50 and 75
Find out how risk factors like physical activity can predict healthy life expectancy free from chronic disease across four European countries, in this a multicohort study.
Stand-Biased Versus Seated Classrooms and Childhood Obesity: A Randomized Experiment in Texas
Discover the effects of standing desks in classrooms on body mass index in this new multi-school trial.
Also of interest this fortnight...
Find out more about recently released physical activity research articles.
Sport Participation in Australia
Take a look at this overview of sports participation from the Australian Sports Commission's Clearinghouse for Sport, including new data from AusPlay.
This document is the subsequent policy report to the chronic disease report card Australia's Health Tracker 2016. Both were compiled by a national collaboration of Australia's leading chronic disease experts and include a target of a 10% reduction in physical inactivity.
Parks and Leisure Australia have produced a summary of ideas including:
- Active and Healthy Economy - Jobs investment; and
- Focus more on physical activity and less on the weight loss industry.
Sport Access and Equality
Explore a new series on sport access and equality published in The Conversation, including 'Australia needs to make sport a more equal playing field: here's why'.
Inquiry into Childhood overweight and obesity
The Parliament of New South Wales established this inquiry on 23 June 2016, to inquire into and report on Childhood overweight and obesity. The final report is now available, with the Government's response due in June 2017.
Conferences and events
Get details of upcoming physical activity conferences, events and professional development opportunities.
Visit the AusPAnet website for a list of current employment opportunities.
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