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VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Chapter 3 Promoting Physical Activity: Settings Based Approaches Text Sources 1.Nelson Physical Education VCE Units 3&4: 4 th Edition Malpeli, Horton, Davey and Telford 2006. 2. Live It Up 2: 2 nd Edition Smyth, Brown, Judge, McCallum and Pritchard 2006.
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Whats Wrong with this Picture?
A Settings Approach Promoting Physical Activity: Settings Based Approaches
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 A Settings Approach The three key settings for physical activity behaviour change include: Schools Workplaces Community There are multiple types/levels of influence on PA behaviours: Intrapersonal factors Social/cultural factors Physical environments Policies are usually needed to change physical environments
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Target domains for PA interventions Social Physical Environment Interpersonal Policy
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Complete questions 1-4 page 65 of Nelson Physical Education VCE Units 3 & 4. Checkpoints
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Social & Interpersonal School Link programs to community programs Active yard-duty where teachers are active role models for students Peer-lead programs where students organise and run activities for other students Play music in a designated dancing area Community Establish walking groups for different age groups Mass media campaign to increase awareness of community programs and facilities Workplace Encourage staff to park further away form building Introduce lunchtime walking groups Schedule active meetings (eg walk and talk about a concept) Introduce one day per week that is casual clothes day to encourage people to be active Organise a ride to work day Enter a work team into a sporting competition
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Physical Environment School Install bicycle racks and secure lock up facilities Introduce traffic calming on active transport routes to school Introduce wall and line markings Install activity prompts- courts, basketball rings, goals, gymnasiums, activity areas, playground equipment, cubby houses, hills, logs, trees Community Increase aesthetics of parks & walking trails Increased access to walking trails to specific destinations such as shops, post office, parks, schools, etc Introduce facilities specific for different age groups and cultural interests (eg skate parks and lawn bowls or bocce) Publish distances to walk specific destinations on signs
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Workplace Displaying motivational or informative posters, signage or brochures about the benefits of physical activity and some tips on getting active; Promoting and encouraging employees to use the stairs. Use the footprint stickers to guide people toward the stairs rather than walking straight to the lift; Promote walking meetings, lunch-time walks and 5-10 minute walk breaks during the day Providing bicycle racks or alternative secure bicycle storage to encourage people to cycle to work; Providing information on local opportunities for physical activity; Publicising physical activity opportunities through email, company intranet or websites, links to the be active website, noticeboards and newsletters; Purchasing corporate memberships of local fitness centres. Some local fitness centres offer attractive corporate packages which allow employees reduced membership rates; Providing on-site facilities such as gyms (this may be an option for large employers); Providing showers, change room facilities and lockers for those who wish to cycle, walk or jog to work or participate in more vigorous activities in and around the working day; Supporting sports and physical activity clubs such as social football and netball teams, and walking and jogging groups; and Encouraging employees to form corporate teams for events such as Corporate Cup, the be active tour and the Masters Games.
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Policy School Mandated minimum time allocation for PE & sport in Government schools Allocated play spaces for various year levels within the school ground Ensure there is activity equipment monitors allocated during breaks Community Consider the provision of active transport routes and access to green space in urban planning of new developments Workplace Subsidise health club memberships for employees. Reduce insurance rates for active and fit employees
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Complete questions 1-8 page 69 of Nelson Physical Education VCE Units 3 & 4. Checkpoints
School Setting-based Programs Promoting Physical Activity: Settings Based Approaches
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 School Settings Schools play a major role in shaping childrens attitudes towards PA and living an active lifestyle. Schools encourage lifelong patterns of PA. School based programs are; Moderately effective People who participated in these programs are more likely to be active for life. Print material and school curriculum appears to be the most effective methods. Active after schools program http://www.ausport.gov.au/aasc/index.a sp However PA decreases as students during the secondary years due to a crowded curriculum and student subject choices. Schools can increase PA by; Following government recommendations for time allocated to PE. Providing sufficient sports equipment and facilities / public use. Promoting school sporting events
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 What intervention strategies could we do at our school? School sports participation reducing sedentary behaviour active family programs active transport activity In and out of school community links more equipment extra curricula initiatives policy change
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Walking School Bus The Walking School Bus Program is a VicHealth initiative thats giving communities an effective and easy way to get children walking to school again. Today in Victoria nearly one-third of all children spend less than 5 minutes walking per day. Inactive children are more likely to be overweight with the proportion of Australian children who are in this category now reaching 25%. Walking to and from school gives children the opportunity to engage in regular physical activity. More than 58 Victorian councils have implemented Walking School Bus programs. At least 3200 primary school students from more than 200 primary schools use the Walking School Bus to get to school, with the help of 800 volunteers. The buses have become a very positive part of school and community life and offer many health, environmental and safety benefits. Walking School Bus programs can be implemented by schools with the help of your local council.
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 School Program Examples ProgramWeb PageOriginAim/s Community use of ovals VicEffective use of green space Discovering the TurtleWay QLDConnecting paths and cycle-ways between townships Fluorescent playground markings UKMore children playing in specific areas Walking school bushttp://www.vichealth.vic.go v.au/Content.aspx?topicID =23 VicIncrease increase amount of PA and safety TravelSmartwww.travelsmart.gov.auQLD, VIC, SA and WA Sustainable travel arrangements Active Primary School SCOTIncrease PA at school and beyond
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Complete the case study tasks on page 72 and 73 of Nelson Physical Education VCE Units 3 & 4. Complete the laboratory task on page 73 of Nelson Physical Education VCE Units 3 & 4. Coursework 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3
Workplace Setting-based Programs Promoting Physical Activity: Settings Based Approaches
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Workplace Settings Promotion of PA at work assists with; Improved morale Increased work productivity Reduced sickies Less feeling of being stressed Reduced staff turn over Improved community relations Difficulties include; Lack of interest at management level The size of the organisation Facilities available Lack of support or interest from workers Tips for being more active Take the stairs instead of the lift Go for a walk at lunch time Get off the bus, train or tram one stop early and walk the rest of the way Park the car 15 minutes away and walk the rest of the way Get together with some workmates and form a sports team
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Example - Stair use Interventions Research on improvements to stairs: Improved lighting Music Carpet & motivational pictures Point of decision signs Signs- the wealth is health- take the stairs No waiting one door over- take the stairs Findings Almost 10% increase in stair use of a 5 floor building
VCE Physical Education - Unit 3 Workplace Program Examples ProgramWeb PageOriginAim/s Heart Beat Challenge, Lets Get Moving and Stroll, Strut, Stride www.newhealth.govt.nzNZIncrease PA at work and health awareness Walk in to Work Outhttp://www.dundee.ac.uk/sportex ercise/events/2005/walkin.htm UKProvides self-help information Stairway to Healthwww.activelivingatwork.comCANIncrease use of stairs at work Find 30 its not a big exercise http://www.findthirty.com.au/WARecommendations for a healthier approach to PA in the workforce Health at Workhttp://www.