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					                                       Promoting physical activity across the lifespan

                                     D. Bailey1, W. Brown2, C. Lee3, K. Norton4 & N. Webborn5
                1
                  Professor Emeritus, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
          2
            Professor, Physical Activity and Health, School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland
                            3
                              Director, Research Centre for Gender & Health, University of Newcastle
              4
                Head of School of Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Studies, University of South Australia
                          5
                            Medical Advisor, National Sports Medicine Institute of the United Kingdom


Overview
Given that SMA’s mission statement includes a clear call for the promotion of well-being through safe physical activity, and the prevention of
health problems associated with inactivity, this symposium will explore strategies for the successful promotion of physical activity during
different life stages, from adolescence to old-age.

Physical inactivity is a major cause of ill-health in Australia, and participation in regular physical activity is falling at an alarming rate. At the
same time we are seeing disturbing increases in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in our population. In Australia the lowest levels of
physical activity are observed among time-pressured young and mid-age adults, and among older women.

In this symposium, each speaker will present evidence for best practice in the promotion of physical activity across the lifespan. What should
SMA members be doing? Where should our efforts be focussed? How likely is it that we can be successful? Following very brief presentations,
there will be opportunities for panel/audience debate and discussion, with the aim of developing new ideas for safe and lifelong participation in
physical activity.




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                          Promoting physical activity across the lifespan
                                          D. Bailey 1, W. Brown2, C. Lee3, K. Norton4 & N. Webborn5
                        1Professor Emeritus, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
                   2Professor, Physical Activity and Health, School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland
                                  3Director, Research Centre for Gender & Health, University of Newcastle
                      4Head of School of Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Studies, University of South Australia
                                 5Medical Advisor, National Sports Medicine Institute of the United Kingdom



     OVERVIEW: Given that SMA's mission statement includes a clear call for the promotion of well-being through safe
physical activity, and the prevention of health problems associated with inactivity, this symposium will explore strategies
for the successful promotion of physical activity during different life stages, from adolescence to old-age.
     Physical inactivity is a major cause of ill-health in Australia, and participation in regular physical activity is falling at
an alarming rate. At the same time we are seeing disturbing increases in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in
our population. In Australia the lowest levels of physical activity are observed among time-pressured young and mid-
age adults, and among older women.
     In this symposium, each speaker will present evidence for best practice in the promotion of physical activity across
the lifespan. What should SMA members be doing? Where should our efforts be focussed? How likely is it that we
can be successful? Following very brief presentations, there will be opportunities for panel/audience debate and
discussion, with the aim of developing new ideas for safe and lifelong participation in physical activity.

				
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