Time Trends in Physical Activity in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil: 2002–2008

Purpose: To document time trends in physical activity in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil (2002–2008). In addition, we discuss the role of Agita Sao Paulo at explaining such trends. Methods: Cross-sectional surveys...

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School-based physical education programs: evidence-based physical activity interventions for youth in Latin America

Abstract: This article focuses on results of the systematic review from the Guide for Useful Interventions for Activity in Latin America project related to school-based physical education (PE) programs in Latin...

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Promotion of physical activity in a developing country: The Agita Sao Paulo experience

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present key points of an intervention programme (Agita Sao Paulo Program) to promote physical activity in a developing country. Agitais a multi-level, community-wide...

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Global Partnering to Promote Physical Activity in the Larger Context of Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Miami

Dr. Matsudo outlined the role and accomplishments of CELAFISCS in not only advancing population level physical activity in Sao Paulo and Brazil but also the major contribution CELAFISCS is making at the global level....

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POLICY INTERVENTION: THE EXPERIENCE OF AGITA SÃO PAULO IN USING “MOBILE MANAGEMENT” OF THE ECOLOGICAL MODEL TO PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

AbstractIn searching for strategies to combat increasing sedentary status of theworld’s population, several models have been developed. Among those is the Ecological Model proposed by Sallis and Owen in 1997. This...

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Evidence-based intervention in physical activity: lessons from around the world

Promotion of physical activity is a priority for health agencies. We searched for reviews of physical activityinterventions, published between 2000 and 2011, and identifi ed eff ective, promising, or emerging...

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The role of partnerships in promoting physical activity: the experience of Agita São Paulo

a b s t r a c t - Strategic partnership is a logical approach to face some of the public health problems. However, its application is some what more complex. In this paper our experience with three networks (Agita...

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Physical Activity Interventions in Latin America A Systematic Review

Background: Recommendations for physical activity in the Guide to Community Preventive Services (theCommunity Guide) have not been systematically examined or applied in developingcountries such as those in Latin...

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Dissemination of Physical Activity Evidence, Programs, Policies, and Surveillance in the International Public Health Arena

Abstract: The concepts of dissemination can be applied to the international challenges of promoting physical activity. With the 2004 release of the World Health Organization Global Strategy for Diet and Physical...

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Dissemination of Physical Activity Evidence, Programs, Policies, and Surveillance in the International Public Health Arena

Abstract: The concepts of dissemination can be applied to the international challenges of promoting physical activity. With the 2004 release of the World Health Organization Global Strategy for Diet and Physical...

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A Case Study on Agita São Paulo: Defeating NCDs through Physical Activity

NCDs, which stand for non-communicable diseases and include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers and chronic lung diseases, are the 21st century’s greatest health challenge. Two out of three deaths today are...

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Public Policy Actions Needed to Promote Physical Activity

Abstract Physical inactivity is a major risk factor forcardiovascular disease, and strategies to increase activity levels are as important to population health as smokingcessation, cholesterol control, or preventing...

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