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Pacific Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

Framework for Accelerating the Communication of Physical Activity Guidelines
Geneva: World Health Organization; .
ISBN-13: 978-92-9061-394-7


In response to the escalating prevalence of noncommunicable diseases in the Pacific community, a critical first step in the implementation of the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (DPAS) is the development and dissemination of physical activity guidelines among health professionals, relevant stakeholders and the public. The goals of the guidelines dissemination process are to:

  • increase the proportion of health professionals and relevant stakeholders who are aware of the guidelines;
  • lead to strategies that increase the proportion of adults who participate in adequate physical activity for health-enhancing benefits;
  • lead to policy and programme development that addresses the broader social, physical and policy environments that might support physical activity in populations and communities.


The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.

The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by the World Health Organization in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned. Errors and omissions excepted, the names of proprietary products are distinguished by initial capital letters.

The World Health Organization does not warrant that the information contained in this publication is complete and correct and shall not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of its use.

Copyright © 2008, World Health Organization.

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