With the support of Sport Australia, Gymnastics Australia has partnered with Victoria University and the Australian Institute of Sport to start work on gathering an evidence base, to really prove that LaunchPad delivers.

It is a work in progress at the moment and it's going to take us a few years to collect and analyse all the data. If you're one of those folk who don't have the time to wait around, check out some of the research from Australia and abroad that's already out there. Just to get you started, try the links below. Some really interesting reading, so make yourself a cuppa, scroll through some of the facts and figures and then get out of that chair and give yourself some time to move!

Australian Government: Department of Health and Ageing
Activity Guidelines for 0 - 5 year olds

Activity Guidelines for 5 - 12 year olds

Discussion paper for the development of recommendations for children's and youths' participation in health promoting physical activity

Government of Western Australia: Department of Sport and Recreation
Brain boost: Sport and physical activity enhance children's learning

The cost of physical inactivity

Articles on research conducted by Professor Richard Telford
Schools with fitter children perform better (ABC, September, 2012)

Exercise important in reducing childhood obesity (ABC, November, 2012)

Physical and Health Education Canada
What is physical literacy?

World Health Organisation
Global recommendations on physicaly activity for health

Action for Healthy Kids
Physical Activity Supports Academic Achievement

Active For Life
Children with poor physical literacy struggle as adults

Physical literacy checklists