AAPAR Helps Develop National Physical Activity Plan
The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation is participating in developing a new National Physical Activity Plan, in alignment with the National Physical Activity Guidelines that were established in 2008.
AAPAR's role is to help develop the plan as it pertains to Parks, Recreation, Fitness, and Sport -- one of eight categories that will "get America moving." The other categories include Public Health, Health Care, Education, Business & Industry, Media, Non-profit, and Transportation and Community Planning.
NASPE, AAPAR's sister organization within AAHPERD, is co-leading the Education sector.
The National Physical Activity Plan is a comprehensive set of strategies, including policies, practices and initiatives, aimed at increasing physical activity in the population level. The goal is to produce a marked and progressive increase in the percentage of Americans who meet physical activity guidelines throughout life. Results will include improved health and well-being; increased productivity; reduction of health disparities; and lowered rates of disease, disability, and premature death attributable to sedentary lifestyles.
Make the Move: 2010-11 National Implementation of the U.S. Physical Activity Plan defines objectives and outcomes for participating organizations. NASPE is co-lead of the Education Sector and is actively helping to implement and promote the Plan.