The Alberta Centre for Active Living regularly receives physical activity information from various sources, including listservs, websites, personal contacts, and e-mails.
These resources are useful for people who need evidence-based physical activity information for their work.
The information listed has been cut and pasted from its original source and is provided as information only.
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.
British Journal of Sports Medicine – published online first
This editorial summarizes the health benefits and risks of cycling and describes current controversies and evidence challenges for cycling policy and promotion. It provides a useful snapshot for those trying to promote cycling for both active commuting and recreational purposes.
The scheme encourages employers to loan bicycles and cycling safety equipment to employees as a tax-exempt benefit for the purpose of cycling to work. Under the scheme, employers buy cycling equipment from suppliers approved by their scheme administrator, and hire it to their employees. At the end of the loan period, the employer may choose to give the employee the option to purchase the equipment. Employees who participant in schemes run by Alliance members, on average, save up to 40% of the total cost of a new bike. To date over 400,000 people have taken advantage of the scheme, which involves over 2,220 bike retailers and 15,000 employers.
Pathwaysforpeople.ca is designed to increase the awareness and understanding of Active Transportation in Nova Scotia and provide an accessible system for sharing best practices, research and policy information.
The basis for the Minding Our Bodies: Physical Activity for Mental Health project is that the research evidence for physical activity’s beneficial effects upon people’s physical and mental health is convincing.
The file includes information on the health of Canadians aged 45 and over by examining the various factors that impact healthy aging, such as general health and well-being, physical activity, use of health care services, social participation, as well as work and retirement transitions.
In February the BHFNC held two Active Ageing Events learning seminars for professionals with an interest in promoting physical activity with older adults. The seminars were designed to provide examples of 2010 Active Ageing event case studies…
With a fun story, lively illustrations and loads of safety tips, this book is a great resource for encouraging and teaching about intergenerational falls prevention.(Note: costs $ to order.)The link takes you to free .pdfs to download.
ACDPA welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the development of a National Urban Policy for Australia. Our comments will focus on the potential for a national urban policy to help prevent chronic disease by influencing levels of physical activity and obesity and facilitating access to healthier foods.
The Clean Air Partnership (CAP), in partnership with the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), examined ten public health units in Ontario that are trying to create healthier and more sustainable communities by working through the land use planning processes in their districts/regions.
This (full) report examines the ways in which ten public health units in Ontario are working to influence land use and transportation planning processes to help create healthy and sustainable communities. It is intended as a tool for professionals in the public health sector. (Note: large document 232 pgs).