Friday

October 1, 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: http://dx.doi.org/ Access to research articles will be dependent on your Institutional rights.
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
Presentations from the past conference in Chattanooga Tennessee Sept 15- 17th can be found here. If you put your cursor on a thumbnail the full title of the document will be displayed. Note: the SlideShare website can be a little clunky at times, so be patient.

CHILDREN
This summary is the third in a series of research summaries highlighting some of the key findings from the Physical Activity and Dietary Intake of Children and Youth in Nova Scotia (PACY) surveillance studies from 2001 (PACY1) and 2005 (PACY2).

This summary is the fourth in a series of research summaries highlighting some of the key findings from the Physical Activity and Dietary Intake of Children and Youth in Nova Scotia (PACY) surveillance studies from 2001 (PACY1) and 2005 (PACY2).

OVERWEIGHT/OBESITY
This month, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched an innovative new tool to help the effort to reverse the childhood obesity effort

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Active Launceston increases physical activity by almost 13% in only 18 months!  Active Launceston is a community driven project aimed to improve health and wellbeing of the people of Launceston through increased participation in physical activity.

Learn about the economic contribution of sport and recreation in the Australian Capital Territory.

A multilingual and multicultural association gathering universities, colleges and institutes of physical education (PE) and sport as well as individuals who support and contribute to the advancement of sport pedagogy research and scholarship.

The BHFNC aims to provide leadership and advocacy to raise the profile of physical activity, call for greater investment in health promotion and physical activity and improve the infrastructure and services provided to support more physically active lifestyles.

RESEARCH TOOLS
The virtual issue's 18 articles illustrate the range of survey methods material that can be found in POQ and include conclusions that are still valid today. Specially chosen by guest editor Floyd J. Fowler, the articles will be of interest to those who work and research in public health and health services more broadly.




WORKPLACE
Preventive Medicine Article in Press, Corrected Proof
Currently, there is a dearth of evidence on the effectiveness of workplace interventions for reducing sitting. In light of the growing body of evidence that prolonged sitting is negatively associated with health, this highlights a gap in the scientific literature that needs to be addressed.

American Journal of Preventive Medicine Vol 39, Iss 4 , Pages 379-388, October 2010
doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2010.05.024

Limited evidence was found to support a positive relationship between occupational sitting and health risks. The heterogeneity of study designs, measures, and findings makes it difficult to draw definitive conclusions at this time.

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