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 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.
The Pedestrian Safety Guide and
Countermeasure Selection System is intended to provide practitioners with the
latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who
walk. The online tools provide the user with a list of possible engineering,
education, or enforcement treatments to improve pedestrian safety and/or
mobility based on user input about a specific location.
Researchers compared physical activity
of children in a neighborhood designed to be more compact and walkable and
those in more conventionally designed communities. Children in the smart growth
neighborhood got 46 percent more exercise – or 10 extra minutes – than those in
the conventional neighborhoods.
Across the quadrennial surveys, significant
increases were identified in number of days with at least 60 minutes of PA,
daily consumption of fruits and vegetables, eating breakfast on weekdays and
weekends, and BMI. Television viewing and consumption of sweets and sweetened
beverages decreased across this same period. These same patterns were seen in
all racial/ethnic groups.
Encouraging older adults to become and
stay active has developed into an important public health priority. While the
physical and emotional benefits of exercise are increasingly well known, just
40 percent of older adults are engaged in regular leisure-time physical
creator of 23 and ½ Hours:
What is the single best thing we can do for our health Dr. Evans reviews some of the science around how our typical days
have shifted and our health impacted with technology and culture. It is also a
call to action about how to "Tweak your Week."
CNU’s street design manual was created in
partnership with the Institute of Transportation Engineers. This recommended
practice is being used by planners, city leaders, engineers and advocates to
create walkable streets that are safe and inviting for all users.
are looking at how people use the system's park-and-ride lots. While they help
people at the region's edges access transit, many commuters in closer-in areas
drive very short distances to Metro stations because good pedestrian and bike
connections don't exist.