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Steven Loy

Citizens program, now known as 3 WINS Fitness ( www.3winsfitness.com ), based on the premise of involving students so they could understand the power they had to make world-altering change. The research is definitive. A program of community physical activity must be sustainable, accessible, and scalable

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Artur Direito, Joseph J. Murphy, Matthew Mclaughlin, Jacqueline Mair, Kelly Mackenzie, Masamitsu Kamada, Rachel Sutherland, Shannon Montgomery, Trevor Shilton and on behalf of the ISPAH Early Career Network

population levels of PA exist but need to be prioritized and scaled up to achieve the World Health Organization’s targets to reduce physical inactivity levels by 15% by 2030 10 and assist in achieving the United Nations’ (UN) 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs; Figure  1 ). 11 Figure 1 —Links between

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Dawn C. Mackey, Alexander D. Perkins, Kaitlin Hong Tai, Joanie Sims-Gould and Heather A. McKay

options to promote sustainability over the long-term. The personal action plan specified what, where, when, how, and with whom physical activities would take place. The activity coach encouraged participants to work toward undertaking physical activity three to five times per week in a progressive manner

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Pawel Zembura, Aleksandra Goldys and Hanna Nalecz

Background:

Poland’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the first assessment of child and youth physical activity (PA) in Poland using the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance grading system. The main goal was to summarize and describe the current state of child and youth PA to increase awareness and surveillance.

Methods:

The systematic methodology that underpins the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card was adapted and applied to the Polish report card. The best available data were consolidated, reviewed by a group of experts, and used to assign the letter grades to 9 core PA indicators on a scale ranging from A (highest) to F (lowest).

Results:

The 9 indicators were graded as such: 1) Overall Physical Activity (D), 2) Organized Sport Participation (C), 3) Active Play (INC), 4) Active Transportation (C), 5) Sedentary Behaviors (D), 6) Family and Peers (C), 7) School (B), 8) Community and the Built Environment (C), and 9) Government Strategies and Investments (C).

Conclusions:

The final grades show a strong role of school in providing PA for children and youth in Poland. However, promotion of school-based sport participation appears to be insufficient by itself to sustainably promote PA in this group.

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Janet E. Fulton, David M. Buchner, Susan A. Carlson, Deborah Borbely, Kenneth M. Rose, Ann E. O’Connor, Janelle P. Gunn and Ruth Petersen

(CDC) developed Active People, Healthy Nation SM , an initiative to improve the physical activity levels of Americans. Goal of Active People, Healthy Nation SM The goal of Active People, Healthy Nation SM is to achieve a major, sustained improvement in the physical activity levels of US youth and

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Jairo H. Migueles, Alex V. Rowlands, Florian Huber, Séverine Sabia and Vincent T. van Hees

service by V. van Hees where GGIR users can hire van Hees’ time as freelancer to help address specific needs from the user-community ( www.movementdata.nl ). This service fueled a range of package upgrades in 2018, and is one of the possible ways to sustain open source software like GGIR. The availability

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Pauline M. Genin, Frédéric Dutheil, Benjamin Larras, Yoland Esquirol, Yves Boirie, Angelo Tremblay, Bruno Pereira, Corinne Praznoczy, David Thivel and Martine Duclos

the heterogeneity in research methods and the lack of robust statistical analyses. 4 , 5 Moreover, such workplace intervention strategies appear to suffer from high attrition, as well as a lack of proven sustainability. 6 , 7 Because there is an urgent need to promote physical activity and reduce

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Asaduzzaman Khan, Mohammad Abdul Kadir, Sohel Reza Choudhury, Fatema Ashraf, Mahbubur Rahman, Kazi Rumana Ahmed, K. M. Saif-Ur-Rahman, Sonia Parvin and Riaz Uddin

other sustainable development initiatives in Bangladesh, 9 NGOs, in partnership with the government, can play a major role in promoting PA in young people of the country. The GSHS data is limited to adolescents aged 13-17 years; therefore, no data is available for those aged 5-12 years in Bangladesh

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Catherine E. Draper, Simone A. Tomaz, Susan H. Bassett, Cora Burnett, Candice J. Christie, Colleen Cozett, Monique de Milander, Soezin Krog, Andries Monyeki, Niri Naidoo, Rowena Naidoo, Alessandra Prioreschi, Cheryl Walter, Estelle Watson and Estelle V. Lambert

trialled in certain regions, including a small number local community initiatives. However, there are issues around scalability and sustainability. Furthermore, as technology (especially smart phones and mobile data) becomes more accessible and affordable, screen time may need to become the target of

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Mette Rørth, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Prue Cormie, John L. Oliffe and Julie Midtgaard

psychological response to injuries sustained in recreational sport in nonprofessionals, especially in older people, is poorly understood. Therefore, the aim of this study was to describe how men with prostate cancer view risk of injury related to participation in a community-based football intervention. Methods