01 Jan, 2005 Last updated: 04 Dec, 2014

One of VicHealth's major objectives is to increase participation in physical activity. Physical activity is ranked second only to smoking as the most important issue affecting our health.

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One of VicHealth's major objectives is to increase participation in physical activity. Physical activity is ranked second only to smoking as the most important issue affecting our health. This current issue raises a number of critical questions, including: What do the leading researchers in the area think are the major issues? What does the latest research tell us about children and physical activity? What input can children have to influence their own environment? And what role can parents and families play?