July 5, 2010

By Rosanne Prinsen MSc

Alberta Centre for Active Living

Note: where possible we provide the DOI to link to research papers in the Info Round up. To use it, cut and paste the DOI into the text box on this webpage:

Associations between Television Watching During Meals and Diet/Physical Activity in Preadolescents
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume 42, Issue 4, Supplement 1, July-August 2010, Page S118

Movement Skills and Physical Activity in Obese Children: Randomized Controlled Trial
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise: POST ACCEPTANCE, 13 May 2010
doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181e741e8

Parents’ Perceptions of Their Children's Weight, Eating Habits, and Physical Activities at Home and at School
Journal of Pediatric Health Care Article in Press

Promoting Optimal Monitoring of Child Growth in Canada: Using the New WHO Growth Charts
The statement is intended for use as a practice guideline for health professionals. The desired outcome is the promotion of consistent practices in monitoring growth and assessing patterns of linear growth and weight gain in infants, children and adolescents to support healthy child growth and development.

Additional Cost of Chronic Disease in Manitoba
Full report:

PHAC Chronic Disease Infobase: Interactive Map
This interactive website allows you to map physical inactivity or energy expenditure rates across Canada or by Province (health region).

Healthy Aging in Canada: A New Vision, A Vital Investment From Evidence to Action
Canada is undergoing an unprecedented demographic shift that brings healthy aging to the forefront of the social policy agenda. This paper describes a strong new vision for healthy aging in Canada and suggests five key focus areas for action (the what).
It provides the rationale and evidence for investing in healthy aging (the why).
Lastly, it describes a framework for action and suggests some key opportunities for moving ahead (the how).

Strength Training Videos for Older Adults
From the CDC - Whatever your age, medical condition, or current level of activity, you are likely a perfect candidate for this gentle but powerful regimen of strengthening exercises.

A comparison of direct versus self-report measures for assessing physical activity in adults: a systematic review.
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 Nov 6;5:56.

The "fit but fat" concept revisited: population-based estimates using NHANES
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010, 7:47

Should health policy focus on physical inactivity rather than obesity?
Read a perspective from AusPAnet on this recent debate around health policy focus in the British Medical Journal.

Travel and the Built Environment: A Meta Analysis
The authors conducted a meta-analysis of the built environment-travel literature existing at the end of 2009 in order to draw generalizable conclusions for practice. We aimed to quantify effect sizes, update earlier work, include additional outcome measures, and address the methodological issue of self-selection.

Innovation to Motivation - Pilot study of a mobile phone intervention to increase physical activity among sedentary women Preventive Medicine Article in Press, Accepted Manuscript

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