- Engage people who are less active and who experience the greatest barriers to participation
- Connect with people at key life stages where their physical activity typically drops off, potentially leading to an inactive life
VicHealth’s strategy to increase the number of Victorians who are physically active.
Moving more and sitting less don’t just benefit our physical fitness and reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer; moving more also protects and improves our mental wellbeing.
This is why Encouraging regular physical activity is one of our five focus areas (strategic imperatives) to 2023 as part of our Action Agenda.
VicHealth’s Physical Activity Strategy aims to increase the number of Victorians who are physically active – making being active part of everyday life.
From 2018 to 2023, we will focus on the following areas.
Physical activity across life stages - VicHealth has identified five life stages that give insights for engaging Victorians in physical activity.
Walk to School – VicHealth's annual campaign to encourage schoolkids to walk, ride and scoot to school.
Walk to School 2016 evaluation - This evaluation report examines the impact of VicHealth's 2016 Walk to School campaign.
Active for Life - This resource helps to better understand the challenges around children's physical activity.
Parental fear: a barrier to the independent mobility of children - Resources to help parents support children to safely travel and play outside independently as they grow.
Physical activity and sedentary behaviour - An evidence summary that outlines physical activity and sedentary behaviour levels in Australia and Victoria.
Victorian participation in organised sport - This research summary provides a picture of participation in organised community sport in Victoria.
Women in sport - VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter highlights the importance of women's participation in sport.
Active Women and Girls for Health and Wellbeing - Boosting women's participation and profile in sports.
Innovation Challenge: Sport - Taking community sport and active recreation in a new direction.
Active Club Grants - Funding to increase the opportunities Victorians have to participate in community sport clubs.
This Girl Can - Celebrating women who are all kinds of active.
Walk to School - Helping our children build healthy habits for life.
Encouraging regular physical activity - More information about VicHealth's work to get people active.
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