Friday

November 25, 2011

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

The largest difference between the incidence rates of HE versus Internal Combustion Engine vehicles in this study occurred in low-speed passenger vehicle maneuvers: those in which a vehicle is turning, slowing or stopping, backing up, or entering or leaving a parking space. It is hypothesized that these low-speed vehicle maneuvers may provide the largest difference between the vehicle sounds, in terms of both sound level and frequency…..

If train networks can boost the economy of a city, could bicycle networks boost the economies of the communities they pass through?
CHILDREN
Psychology of Sport and Exercise In Press, Accepted Manuscript
Numerous school-based physical activity interventions achieved positive effects on three target levels. Further research is needed to clarify the mediator effects of psychological variables on physical activity and health and to increase our knowledge about the mechanisms that underlie behavioural change.

The document states that schools should be located in environments that contribute to the livability, sustainability and public health of neighborhoods and communities and it includes strong language about the relationship between walking and bicycling  to school, obesity and academic achievement.

CHRONIC DISEASE

CONFERENCES
New South Wales, Australia Oct 31st – Nov 3rd, 2011

DISABILITY/ACCESSIBILITY
The information on these pages should be used as a guide, but check with your doctor before starting any exercise program or activity, and select exercise that is right – and enjoyable – for you.


This resource introduces how people with disabilities, including people with age-related impairments, use the Web. It describes tools and approaches that people with different kinds of disabilities use to browse the Web and the design barriers they encounter on the Web. It helps developers, designers, and others to understand the principles for creating accessible websites, web applications, browsers, and other web tools.

HEALTH GENERAL
The first-ever CIW composite report shows that in the fifteen year period from 1994 to 2008, Canada's GDP grew by a robust 31% while our quality of life only improved by a very modest 11%.

OLDER ADULTS
Members work to develop and implement a national research and dissemination agenda related to the public health aspects of healthy aging. On this Web site you will find many tools—such as webinars and action briefs—publications, and information about research, projects, and members. 

To promote greater awareness and understanding here are 10 common myths—and the reality—about older adult falls.

This page introduces how to use Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to improve the accessibility and usability of websites and web applications for older people. 

Go4Life tip sheets provide a wealth of information to help you add exercise and physical activity to your daily routine and have fun at the same time. And you can share these useful tips with others by simply printing copies for your family and friends.

Guidelines and techniques for making websites and web applications work better for people with disabilities as well as older users with accessibility needs due to ageing.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
This article tells you about the relationship between owning a dog and dog walking, as well as how walking benefits both you and your dog. 

American Journal of Preventive Medicine Vol 41, Iss 6, Dec 2011, Pages 596-602
Insufficient sleep among adolescents is common and has adverse health and behavior consequences. Understanding associations of physical activity and sedentary behaviors with sleep duration could shed light on ways to promote sufficient sleep.

WOMEN
Psychology of Sport and Exercise In Press, Accepted Manuscript
► This randomized controlled trial shows that physical exercise in old age buffers against aging dissatisfaction. ► Direct approach orientations elicited by physical exercise result in less negative views on one’s aging. ► This study delineates a valid views-on-aging factor by testing the construct of well-being in old age.

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