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New Pacific Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults
Monday, 09 February 2009

ImageThese guidelines were developed by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Secretariat of Pacific Community (SPC) and the University of Sydney’s Centre for Physical Activity and Health and in consultation with the Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs), to help address the escalating prevalence of non-communicable diseases in the Pacific region.

They can be found on SPC’s website and at the following URLs: http://www.wpro.who.int/southpacific or http://www.ap-pan.org/.

They are intended as a resource for health professionals, relevant government and non-government stakeholders, allied health professionals, health promotion practitioners, policy-makers, sports and recreation groups, educators, communities and groups or individuals working in physical activity, nutrition and sports and health development.
 

The guidelines document is divided into five parts:
• Part 1: sets out primary guidelines for physical activity for generally healthy adults aged 18–65 that are applicable to all PICTs. 
• Part 2: provides the background, context and rationale of the document.
• Part 3: outlines the scientific evidence informing the development of the Pacific Physical Activity Guidelines.
• Part 4: provides an approach for disseminating the guidelines and for evaluating their uptake by countries and territories.
• Part 5: highlights the importance of linking the guidelines to policy and to country/territory plans of action.

If you have difficulties accessing the document online please contact Dr Viliami Puloka ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ), the Asia Pacific Physical Activity Network (APPAN) ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Dr Temo K. Waqanivalu ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) [TW].
Last Updated ( Monday, 09 February 2009 )