By Rosanne Prinsen, MSc, Alberta Centre for Active Living
CDC study finds
Bicycling and walking in the U.S.
“Thunderhead’s first biennial Benchmarking Report, shows that bicycling and walking have been in decline in the
Preventing chronic disease: Public health research, practice and policy
The October 2007 issue of this CDC research journal. Many articles deal with physical activity and specific ethnic groups in the
You can view maps for each indicator or data by province (see the links in the right-hand column). There is information on nutrition and physical activity (five different sets of physical activity data), data on adults and children.
This survey is the best for BMI statistics because "The height and weight measures of all respondents aged 2 and older were collected at the end of the interview. In addition to the exact measures, self-perceived height and weight were also collected from 10% of respondents aged 18 and older."
My food guide servings tracker
The Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion has released a new tool to help Canadians keep track of the amount and type of food they eat each day. You can print the My Food Guide Servings Tracker from the Health Canada website. Print My Food Guide Servings Tracker for your age and sex and use it to keep track of your daily choices. Compare it to the recommendations in
CDC presents first state-by-state data on work limitations caused by arthritis