01 Jul, 2001 Last updated: 04 Dec, 2014

The trend of decreasing rates of physical activity cuts across all ages and social groups. Increasing the rates of physical activity requires a multi-faceted approach at both the policy and community level.

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The trend of decreasing rates of physical activity cuts across all ages and social groups. Increasing the rates of physical activity requires a multi-faceted approach at both the policy and community level. VicHealth recently moved to redirect the focus of its sport and recreation activities to promote participation at the community level, rather than concentrating on sponsorship at the elite level. In this issue we present views from a range of individuals and organisations to discuss how the rates of physical activity can be improved.