Thursday

August 28, 2008

By Rosanne Prinsen, MSc

Alberta Centre for Active Living

CHILDREN
Changes at Ever Active Schools
http://www.everactive.org/
Please note: EAS welcomes the staff of Schools Come Alive as they merge under the EAS umbrella. The services that SCA has offered in the past will continue with Tracy Lockwood as the new Education Coordinator.

DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
Getting serious about the social determinants of health: new directions for public health workers
http://ped.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/15/3/15
Published in Promotion & Education 2008 15: 15-20.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Physical activity impact of Wii – new
http://www.acefitness.org/getfit/studies/WiiStudy.pdf
“The take-home message is that it’s better than sitting around,”…... “While not as good as playing the real sport, Wii certainly does burn more calories and gets your energy expenditure up compared to sitting around playing a sedentary video game.”

Scottish physical activity research collaboration
http://www.sparcoll.org.uk/SPARCollPublications.aspx
Includes a links to Interventions to promote walking: A systematic review and Walking for well-being research papers.
Opening the SPARColl Publications page links you to many more publications and reports.

WCRF/AICR expert report: Food, nutrition, physical activity and the prevention of cancer- A global perspective.
http://www.dietandcancerreport.org/
This report has been updated to include additional information on the continuous review project and policy report, Policy and Action for Cancer Prevention. Information on the upcoming launch of the Chinese version of the report and also on other conferences featuring the report. The Portuguese summary

URBAN DESIGN
Methodologies for identifying and ranking sustainable transport practices in urban regions
http://www.wellar.ca/wellarconsulting/TCProjectSynopsis.pdf
This is the project synopsis.

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