Physical activity environments
Environments can promote active living through active transport, urban design and community projects. Social and economic factors can also be considered as environmental factors which influence physical activity.
Parental perceptions of barriers
A recent study by PANORG investigated parents' perceptions on how cost, time, travel and variety of activities influence their decisions about their child's participation in organised sport.
Hardy LL, Kelly B, Chapman K, King L, Farrell L. (2010) Parental perceptions of barriers to children’s participation in organised sport in Australia. J Paed Child Health 46(4): 197-203 View article
Creating healthy environments : review
The role of environments in promoting activity is summarised in the document Creating healthy environments: a review of links between the physical environment, physical activity and obesity
Creating healthy environments: A review of links between the physical environment, physical activity and obesity.
(2005) Sydney: NSW Health Department and NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity.
PANORG has facilitated the NSW Premiers Council on Active Living in planning their future work program which addresses active living. (see PCAL)
While PANORG is not specifically involved in research on physical activity environments, a number of projects are underway within the larger Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC). (see CPAH)