Australian Sports Commission
Australian Sports Commission coordinates the Australian Government's
commitment & contribution to sport. It provides national leadership
in all facets of sport from the elite level through to the wider
sporting community. Their website provides resources for educators,
coaches, communities, practitioners, the general public and more.
Active Living Canada
Active Living Canada was formed in 1993 as a group of organizations
dedicated to increasing moderate physical activity.
Alberta Centre for Active Living (Canada)
The Alberta Centre for Active Living works with practitioners,
organizations, and communities to improve the health and quality
of life of all people through physical activity. The centre is funded
by the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation
and Alberta Community Development. The centre is also the Active
Living Affiliate for the Canadian Health Network website. Affiliation
with the University of Alberta's Faculty of Physical Education and
Recreation has led to strong ties with prominent University of Alberta
Australian Bicycle Council (ABC)
ABC is the national body that coordinates implementation of Australia
Cycling - The National Strategy 2005-2010. The strategy has six
objectives that deal with improvements to cycling, including coordination,
integration, facilities, safety, information, and education. The
strategy can be downloaded from the ABC website.
BikeShare is a community bicycle-lending program in downtown Toronto
that gives its members access to bright yellow, retro bikes. An
online database showing the numerous hubs is provided on the BikeShare
website, as is information on becoming a member.
Business Case for Active Living at Work (Canada)
The Business Case for Active Living at Work is a Health Canada initiative
that aims to increase physical activity levels of Canadians. The
website summarizes research relating workplace active living with
improved work outcomes, provides a template for practioners for
start a business case for active living, and includes "how to" sections,
tips, and case studies of active workplaces.
Centre for Physical Activity and Health (Australia)
Located at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney,
the Centre for Physical Activity and Health focuses on physical
activity epidemiology, PA measurement research, the design and evaluation
of interventions to increase physical activity and policy research
related to physical activity and health. The website features a
newsletter, various physical activity reports, information about
profession development opportunities, and links to lots of resources.
Go for Green
Go For Green is part of the Active Living & Environment Program
in Canada which encourages outdoor physical activity that protects,
enhances, or restores the environment. Its four objectives are to:
1) create healthy, safe, and accessible environments, 2) provide
opportunities for Canadians to experience, value, and learn to protect
the environment while being active outdoors, 3) find active transportation
alternatives to counter our growing reliance on the automobile,
and 4) build local, regional and national partnerships and alliances
that help Canadians "Go for Green".
Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS)
This website contains over 25,000 pages of health and statistical
information for both public and professional use.
Heart Foundation of Australia
The Heart Foundation of Australia has a project on "Supportive Environments
for Physical Activity." The focus of the project is collaboration
between government, non-profits, and communities, to create more
opportunities for individuals to be physically active.
International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)
The ICAA connects a community of like-minded professionals who share
the goals of changing society's perceptions of aging and improving
the quality of life for aging baby boomers and older adults within
the six dimensions of wellness [ICAA mission statement]. The Council
provides professionals with resources, information, education and
International Physical Activity Questionnaire
The IPAQ's purpose it to provide common instruments that can be
used internationally to obtain comparable estimates of physical
activity from surveillance system data.
International Society for Aging and Physical Activity (ISAPA)
ISAPA is a non-profit organization that promotes research, clinical
practice, and public policy initiatives in the aging and physical
International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical
ISBNPA is comprised of researchers who are interested in understanding
the determinants of physical activity and health eating behaviors
and in developing successful interventions. The ISBNPA website contains
information on membership, committees, the annual conference, and
the International Journal for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical
International Walk to School
The "iwalk" website provides information about International Walk
to School Day and Week, including information and links to each
country that is walking. The site also contains resources, photos
PACE Canada is comprehensive guide that assists physicians in increasing
their patients' physical activity levels and improving their eating
habits. PACE Canada is the Canadian adaptation of PACE and includes
a toolkit and counseling guide.
Paths for All Partnership and The Paths to Health Project (Scotland)
The Paths for All Partnership is an initiative that aims to create
a network of paths in Scotland for walkers, cyclists, and horse
riders. The Partnership's website contains information about the
benefits of paths, as well as related links, publications, and available
path-building grants. The Paths to Health Project, created by Paths
for All Partnership, supports the development of local Paths to
Health Schemes to increase walking for health.
Pedestrian Council of Australia
The objectives of the Pedestrian Council of Australia include the
improvement of pedestrian safety and access, the encouragement of
walking as a transport means and as an inclusion in urban and transport
planning, the enhancement of community health and welfare, and research
into pedestrian issues. Contained on the website are media releases,
press clippings, reports, and information on Walk Safely to School
and Walk to Work Days.
Sustrans - Sustainable Transportation Charity (UK)
Sustrans is an organization that works on projects that encourage
people to walk, cycle, and use public transportation to reduce motor
traffic and its negative effects. Their flagship project is the
National Cycle Network, which has created over 10,000 miles of routes
throughout the UK.
TravelSmart is a successful Western Australian community-based program
that encourages people to use alternatives to car transportation.
The TravelSmart website provides detailed information about the
program, including ideas and resources for implementing the program.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Health Promotion branch
of the WHO houses a physical activity website that contains information
about promoting physical activity and about the annual Move for