Having an active lifestyle is important for both young and old. But despite the efforts of many parties (such as governments, scientists and professionals), we still do not move enough, and this has not yet led to an active lifestyle for the Dutch on a large scale.
One of the most important reasons for this is that we are still not taking a systematic approach to the problem and not enough attention is paid to the implementation of an active lifestyle. A systematic approach looks at the individual, but also takes into account the physical and social environment and to policies and the policitical context. These levels are inextricably linked in the field of practice. Multiple sectors (sports, health, education, welfare, spatial planning etc.) and actors (citizens, professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs, etc.) are involved.
Citizen science also plays an important role in this. The opinions, involvement and input of citizens are important to achieve actual implementation and impact in practice. Together with citizens, we can promote an active lifestyle.
Our ambition is to stimulate sport and physical activity and promote an active lifestyle in different contexts, based on a systems approach. In this way, we make a postive contribution to the health of all residents of the Northern Netherlands.
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