Heart Foundation’s Blueprint for an Active Australia-3rd Edn.

The Heart Foundation has released the third edition of its “Blueprint for an Active Australia” report.

The report highlights the need yet again for urgent action to increase physical activity in Australia, noting that the nation is among the world’s most physically inactive: Nearly six in ten adults, three quarters of seniors and more than eight of every ten children and young people are not active enough for good heart health.

The report’s recommended initiatives include (in part) :

  • investing in walking as the most prevalent and popular physical activity that is accessible to most Australians
  • increasing support for sporting and active recreation clubs and facilities, and
  • public education about the benefits of physical activity and to motivate participation

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(Posted: 7 June 2019)

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