Publications - Physical activity

Physical activity related publications in the Health website.

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Brochure - National Physical Activity Recommendations for Children 0-5 Years

A brochure containing Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children (0-5 years) and supporting information.

2012Current

Lifescripts resources

Resources to assist GPs and their practices to manage lifestyle-related risk factors.

2010Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - First foods: Food from home

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - The importance of drinking water

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood - Staff/Carers Book

Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity to all staff and carers in early childhood settings.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - First foods: Food provided by the early childhood setting

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - The role of parents in children's active play

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Stickers

Four full colour stickers for early childhood settings.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Breastfeeding and returning to work

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Positive eating practices

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - The importance of active play

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Keeping children on the move

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Getting out and about: outdoor active play

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Food ideas for busy parents

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

CD ROM

The Get Up & Grow CD-ROM contains each of the Get Up & Grow brochures and information inserts on healthy eating and physical activity for settings to include in newsletters.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Infant formula

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood - Cooking for Children Book

Provides information and advice on early childhood nutrition, menu planning and food safety. Contains delicious and nutritious recipes for settings and families.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Posters

Six posters for early childhood settings to encourage healthy eating and physical activity in young children. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Lunchbox ideas: Meals for early childhood settings

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Developing movement skills

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood - Directors/Coordinators Book

The most detailed of all the Guidelines resources. Provides practical information and advice on early childhood healthy eating and physical activity, how to develop nutrition and physical activity policies and ways to support and encourage staff, carers and families.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Early Childhood - Family Book

Provides families with practical information and advice to support healthy eating and encourage physical activity in young children.

2009Current

Get Up & Grow Brochure - Decisions about down time: a balancing act

This brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics to support settings, staff and families. Features key messages from the Get Up & Grow resources and beautiful early childhood pictures.

2009Current

2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey - User Guide

The User Guide contains information relating to the 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, including the survey objectives, methods, design and content, as well as data processing and interpretation.

2007Current

2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey - Main Findings

This report contains the main findings of the 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey which was commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and the Australian Food and Grocery Council.

2007Current

National physical activity recommendations for older Australians: Discussion Document

The National Ageing Research Institute was commissioned by The Department of Health and Ageing to review the evidence and develop physical activity recommendations for older people.

2006Current

Choose Health: Be Active: A physical activity guide for older Australians

To help encourage older Australians to be physically active, the Department of Health and Ageing and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs have jointly produced a resource called Choose Health: Be Active.

2005Current

The Costs of Illness Attributable to Physical Inactivity in Australia

This monograph presents a preliminary analysis of the costs of illness attributable to physical inactivity, with particular emphasis on coronary heart disease (CHD), non-insulin dependant diabetes (NIDDM) and colon cancer. Other costs of illness attributable to physical inactivity are described, although in less detail.

2004Historical

Type 2 Diabetes Costs in Australia - The Potential Impact of Changes in Diet, Physical Activity and Levels of Obesity

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterised by insulin insufficiency or resistance to its action, resulting in poor glycaemic control. The recent Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab) estimated that close to one million (7.5%) Australian adults have diabetes mellitus (Dunstan et al 2001). Type 2 diabetes is the most common form comprising 85 to 90% of those with diabetes mellitus. The most recent cost estimates available suggest approximately $216.7 million in health system costs were attributable to Type 2 diabetes in 1993-94 (Mathers & Penm 1998). In a study of the burden of disease in Australia, diabetes mellitus was estimated to account for 5% of the total burden of disease and was the seventh leading cause of Australian deaths (Mathers, Vos & Stevenson 1999). In addition, complications of diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney problems, and lower limb amputations, contribute significantly to the overall morbidity and mortality in Australia.

2004Current