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A More Active Scotland - Building a Legacy from the Commonwealth Games, 19/02/14 [S]

Work has been undertaken over the past year with NHS Health Scotland and other partners to create the first ever National Physical Activity Implementation Plan.

 It seeks to adapt the key elements of the Toronto Charter to the Scottish setting and link it directly to the Government’s active legacy ambitions for the Commonwealth Games.

The Charter identifies the seven best investments that work for promoting physical activity:

1. Whole of school programmes

2. Transport policies and systems that prioritise walking, cycling and public transport

3. Urban design that provides for equitable and safe access for recreational physical activity

4. Physical activity and NCD prevention integrated into primary healthcare systems

5. Public education, including mass media to raise awareness and change social norms on physical activity

6. Community-wide programs that mobilise and integrate community engagement and resources

7. Sports systems and programs that promote 'sport for all' and encourage participation across the life span

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

A More Active Scotland: Building a Legacy from the Commonwealth Games