In 2014, Physical Activity Australia, (PAA) a national fitness registration body, became a division of the Bluearth Foundation; on a mission to improve the health of all Australians and address the burden of disease associated with our increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
Physical Activity Australia and the Bluearth Foundation are working together to:
- Advocate for recognition of physical activity as an essential part of every Australian’s daily life.
- Establish quality standards and guidelines for the delivery of skilled, professional fitness services and business practices.
- Develop programs that enhance the reputation of fitness professionals and raise awareness of the health benefits they can provide to individuals and communities.
- Support further development of fitness professionals’ expertise and qualifications are recognised in the health sector so they can contribute to the prevention of obesity and chronic disease.
The following article from PAA’s Blog may be interesting to schools wishing to understand more about the wider benefits of movement.