Young and Physically Active

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Young and Physically Active: a blueprint for making physical activity appealing to youth This document is intended as a resource for the countless policy-makers and people working throughout Europe to promote physical activity and sport for young people. It has been developed as a form of plan, or road-map, for making physical activity youth-friendly, appealing and enjoyable. The areas discussed are suggested as points for consideration; it is not a comprehensive plan for a physical activity project or intervention and does not cover areas such as funding, implementation or evaluation. The blueprint is divided into three main categories: the physical environment, the social environment and the experience of physical activity. Social cognitive theory shows that there are many subtle interactions between the physical and social environments, and it is likely that these will determine the nature of individual and group experiences.


Anne Matthews, Charlie Foster, Paul Kelly

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