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University Camilo José Cela

Obesity prevention through physical activity in school-age children and adolescents

Further to the conclusions of the Olympic Congress held in Copenhagen in 2009, the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid was appointed to undertake a study entitled “Obesity prevention through physical activity in school-age children and adolescents”.

The result of this study is the production of guidelines composed of 16 recommendations addressed to all people involved in Sport for All. They give concrete examples of what can be implemented at individual, family, school, local, non-governmental and governmental levels.

The methodology used comprised synthesis research and a review of global organisations and scientific works, including 188 documentary sources. The team in Madrid used the search criteria of physical activity, physical education and obesity and prevention and concentrated their research on the individual, family, school, local, non-governmental and governmental level.

The team in Madrid illustrated their study with best practices and concrete examples. The conclusions were drafted by an expert committee, which produced a first intent of ”Physical activity charter”.

This work was presented to the Sport for All Commission during its meeting in June 2010.
To read the full study, click on the following link:

Camilo José Cela University - Study - prevention of obesity 

 
LIKES Research Centre for Sport and Health Sciences in Jyväskylä

Study of declarations

In 2009, the LIKES Research Centre for Sport and Health Sciences in Jyväskylä was appointed to conduct a study of the eight declarations of the 12 previous editions of the IOC’s World Conference on Sport for All.

A series of concrete recommendations and conclusions (starting on p. 48 of the study) were drafted in order to provide key advice on how to further improve the content of the Conference declarations, the main ones being:

• To describe more clearly the purpose and role of the conference
• To be more precise about the goals the declaration wants to achieve
• To put in place a better follow-up of the conference with a step-by-step evaluation plan for the actions undertaken after each conference.

To read the complete study conducted by LIKES, click on the following link:

LIKES - World Sport for All Congress Declarations - Content Analysis - 2010