• Recreation Center: Find out about your neighborhood community recreation center, they offer great opportunities.

  • Recreation Center: Let your kids meet new friends and burn off any extra energy.

  • Recreation Center: Get your friends together for a pickup game.

  • City Street: Walking the street elevates your overall mood and sense well-being

  • City Street: Explore the city in a healthy way, walking regularly will make you look and feel better.

  • City Street: This is your city, exercise your right to be active, contact your local politicians.

  • Park: Parks provide a great atmosphere to be active for people of all ages and they are free.

  • Park: Going to the park with your children will strengthen your relationship and your heart.

  • Park: Learn about physical activity programs offered in your neighborhood, it will be a great way to meet the neighbors.

  • Beach: Spend a beautiful afternoon under the sun enjoying your favorite sport with your friends.

  • Beach: There is nothing more healthy than being active by the ocean.

  • Beach: Fostering family ties while staying fit makes for great memories, and even greater health.

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GUIA (Guide for Useful Interventions for Physical Activity in Brazil and Latin America) began in October 2005 with the goal of assessing and evaluating the current evidence base concerning PA interventions carried out in community settings. The project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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With Project GUIA, we have assembled a multi-disciplinary and cross national team that is highly qualified, building on previous collaborative work among team members, with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and with partners from Brazil who are experts in physical activity research, practice, policy and promotion. There are numerous essential partners for this project including the Brazilian Ministry of Health, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL), Pontiff Catholic University of Parana (PUC-PR), Center for Physical Aptitude Laboratory Studies from Caetano do Sul (CELAFISCS), World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO) and the CDC.


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