IMPALA - Improving Infrastructures for Leisure-Time Physical Activity in the Local Arena - towards social equilty, inter-sectoral collaboration and participation (Teilprojekt)

Third Party Funds Group - Sub project

Overall project details

Overall project: IMPALA - Improving Infrastructures for Leisure-Time Physical Activity in the Local Arena - towards social equilty, inter-sectoral collaboration and participation (Gesamtprojekt)


Project Details

Project leader:
Prof. Dr. Alfred Rütten

Project members:
Dr. Annika Frahsa

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit der Ausrichtung Gesundheitsförderung/Public Health/Sozialwissenschaften des Sports

Funding source: Sonstige EU-Programme (z. B. RFCS, DG Health, IMI, Artemis)
Acronym: IMPALA
Start date: 01/01/2009
End date: 31/12/2010


Research Fields

Public Health and Physical Activity
Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft mit der Ausrichtung Gesundheitsförderung/Public Health/Sozialwissenschaften des Sports


Short description (intelligible to all):


in the EU, two thirds of the adult population do not reach recommended levels of activity and a social gradient exists.







Although poorer people are more likely to walk or cycle to shops or work than those with higher incomes, they are less likely to be active in their leisure time. lack of nearby sports facilities, transport or su cient money may act as a barrier to engaging in leisure time physical activities.



A range of policy documents published by both the European Union and the World Health Organisation highlight the importance of equalising opportunities to engage in physical activity through inclusive and participatory approaches, stakeholder networks and multi-sectoral action. 



 









  1. A central theme to all of these strategies is the strong emphasis placed on policy- and environmental interventions which appear to show most promise for increasing physical activity levels of the population. Key features of such interventions are highlighted as: strong government intervention and leadership, community based action and the potential of a societal role for organised sports to improve PA behaviour and public health. 













 



Publications

Rütten, A., Frahsa, A., Engbers, L., Suomi, K., & Kolb, M. (2011). Proposed European Guidelines. Improving Infrastructures for Leisure-Time Physical Activity in the Local Arena Towards Social Equity, Inter-sectoral Collaboration and Participation. Erlangen: Friedrich-Alexander-University.

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