This booklet is written for European policy-makers and leaders from different sectors that can promote physical activity, including health, sports and recreation, transport, employment, urban planning, education and the mass media. It sets out the facts about health-enhancing physical activity, provides examples of action already being taken, highlights the contributions that can be made by health and other sectors and makes the case for concerted action across the WHO European Region.For example, 90% of people in the Netherlands agreed that alocal sport clubs and other providers offer many ... Manual jobs are fewer, and sedentary leisure pursuits are increasing. ... Young people in some countries see walking or cycling as what they must do until they are old enough to get a car or a motorcycle.
|Title||:||Physical Activity and Health in Europe|
|Author||:||Nick Cavill, Sonja Kahlmeier, Francesca Racioppi|
|Publisher||:||World Health Organization - 2006-01-01|