Goals

Primary

  1. Reduce the global prevalence of physical inactivity among adults from 31% to 28%
  2. Reduce the proportions of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer, and premature deaths worldwide that are attributable to physical inactivity by 10%
  3. Increase the proportion of peer-reviewed scientific publications on physical activity (levels, trends, correlates, consequences, interventions, and policy) that come from low-income and middle-income countries over the total number of publications by 10%

 
Secondary

Research

  1. Increase the number of research studies investigating the association of physical inactivity with the risk of developing non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries.
  2. Increase the number of studies investigating the association of physical inactivity with the risk of developing other health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.
  3. Reduce the proportion of physical activity determinats papers [published research] that uses a cross sectional design, and a corresponding increase in those using a longitudinal [cohort] design.
  4. Increase the proportion of determinants research reported from low- and middle-income countries compared to high-income countries.
  5. Increase indexed publications on physical activity interventions in which the study was carried out in a low- and middle-income country.
  6. Increase indexed publications on physical activity interventions that are based on information and communication technology.
  7. Increase indexed publications on physical activity interventions based on information and communication technology that come from low- and middle-income countries.
  8. Increase physical activity intervention papers that have a lead author or any author with a primary affiliation in a low- and middle-income country.

Policy

  1. Increase the number of countries with a formally adopted and functional plan or strategy to improve physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior patterns.
  2. Increase at the regional, urban, and town level the proportion of ‘complete streets’ and activity friendly and green environments, inclusive of aesthetic and functional accruements.
  3. Increase the frequency of and active time in school-based physical education classes, school-based sports, and after school sports programming.
  4. Increase at the regional, urban, and town level community-wide polices and planning that inform and support community-based physical activity programming through reduction in environmental (social/cultural) and structural barriers to active living.
  5. Increase the frequency of culturally sensitive/context-specific media coverage and promotional material about physical activity among all broadcast and print media.
  6. Increase at the regional, urban, and town level the number and size of green/open spaces such as parks, recreational spaces, and places for people to meet.
  7. Increase the proportion of schools with policies that require daily physical education and physical activity.
  8. Increase the number of countries allocating a budget line item for measuring physical activity prevalence and trends.
  9. Increase the proportion of communities with transportation plans citing walking and bicycling as priorities.
  10. Increase the number of government funding opportunity announcement documents generated to promote physical activity (e.g., the Brazilian Ministry of Health) that specifically reference evidence-based guidelines for promoting physical activity (e.g., Cochrane Reviews, NICE, Guide to Community Preventive Services).
  11. Increase the existence of multi-sectoral partnerships steering the implement physical activity strategies.
  12. Increase access to training and infrastructure development of professional working in the field of physical activity and health.

Surveillance

  1. Reduce the proportion of adults spending four or more hours per day sitting from 41.5% to 36%.
  2. Reduce the proportion of adolescents watching two or more hours per day of TV from 67% to 60%.
  3. Increase the number of countries with standardized data on physical activity for adult populations from 122 to 150 and for adolescent populations from 105 to 130.
  4. Improve data availability regarding active transportation and sedentary behaviours, particularly by including standardised measures of these behaviours in surveillance surveys.
  5. Increase by 50% the number of countries with accelerometry information on population levels of physical activity.
  6. Increase by 50% the number of countries with continuous surveillance of physical activity practice.