By Rosanne Prinsen, MSc, Alberta Centre for Active Living
Complete the Streets (website)
The streets of our cities and towns ought to be for everyone, whether young or old, motorist or bicyclist, walker or wheelchair user, bus rider or shopkeeper.
But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars, or worse, creeping traffic jams. They’re unsafe for people on foot or bike — and unpleasant for everybody …
Impediments to Walking as a Mode Choice
Conducted in 2005, this study evaluates a case-control design of contrasts between walkers and drivers to address factors influencing the uptake of walking as a mode choice.
With samples drawn from
Neighborhood Design and Aging: An Empirical Analysis in Northern California
The low mobility of seniors may be due in part to a history of auto-oriented transportation and land use policy decisions.
More recently, land use policies that make it possible to drive less show promise of effectiveness for the population as a whole. However, little attention has been paid to the implications of such policies for older people.
BMI and Cancer: "Poor Diet Ratchets Up Cancer Risk”
Excess fat can cause up to a third of all cases, study says, putting lifestyle choices on par with quitting smoking
Eat Right Be Active
- The guide for children ages three to five is available at
- The guide for children ages six to eight is available at
Healthy Children, Healthy Communities
Over the past year, the United Nations Association in
Through community roundtables and surveys, they have exchanged perceptions and priorities on factors like income, housing, social supports, racism, education, gender and the built environment.
Linking in with the physical, emotional and mental sides of health, we have covered a complex field of interconnected issue such as risk behaviour, obesity, emotional wellbeing and stress …
Get Moving at Work: A Resource Kit for Workplace Health and Wellbeing Programs