July 24, 2008

Rosanne Prinsen, MSc
Resource Coordinator

Alberta Centre for Active Living


City of Calgary draft pedestrian cycling policies

City of Halifax active transportation plan

City of Toronto walking strategy

Toronto coalition for active transportation
The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) was formed in 2006 to give a unified voice to the many groups working for a better cycling and pedestrian environment in Toronto.


Action Schools! BC: A school-based physical activity intervention designed to decrease cardiovascular disease risk factors in children
They conclude Action Schools! BC was an effective school-based physical activity model for improving the CVD risk profile of elementary-school children.

Increasing preschoolers' physical activity intensities: An activity-friendly preschool playground intervention
The results suggest simple interventions, requiring little teacher training, can yield increases in healthy physical activity.

Perceptions about the local neighborhood and walking and cycling among children
They conclude that ‘Perceptions of the local neighborhood may influence children's physical activity.’


Nutrient value of some common foods (NVSCF) booklet.
Just released by Health Canada "The NVSCF has just been updated and is now free of charge. This new version now emphasizes mixed dishes rather than just individual ingredients."


A randomized trial to increase physical activity among native elders
Physical inactivity is common among older populations and American Indians. Our objective was to compare two methods for increasing physical activity and walking among American Indian elders.


Effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention and a structured exercise intervention in older adults
This study evaluated the effects of a lifestyle intervention and a structured exercise intervention on physical activity in older adults.

The 24-h distribution of falls and person–hours of physical activity in the home are strongly associated among community-dwelling older persons
They found that older persons may be at increased risk of falling if they are encouraged to become more physically active, or if they often get out of bed at night. Thus in addition to health-related factors, changes in level of physical activity should also be taken into account when estimating a person's risk of falling.

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