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.
This innovative e-learning resource
incorporates culturally relevant messages based on the guidelines, for use by
First Nations, Inuit and Métis recreation and health workers. To access the
interactive e-learning course, community of learning, and resource database,
you’ll need to sign up for an account on their Community Pages.
Every September, about 140,000 Danish
school children jump in the saddle during the national Bike to School campaign
which has been running annually since 2002. The organizers asked COWI to do an
independent evaluation of the last three years’ Bike to School campaigns, and
we now have the results.
Children and young people need an
environment that is safe and supportive, where they are encouraged to be the best they can be
and can enjoy what they are doing….. Parents, coaches and instructors have a
major influence on the nature and quality of the environment where children and
young people participate. They can significantly influence the decisions
children and young people make, including the choice to keep participating or
to give up.
Physical activity is very important
during the early stages of a child’s life, and there are many psychosocial
benefits of families participating together; research suggests that the
behavior of fathers is particularly important in the development of childhood
obesity…….. The aim of the 12 month intervention and evaluation based research
project was to explore the impact of a six session physical activity
intervention on fathers’/male carers’ engagement with their preschool children.
The purpose was to evaluate the reach,
dose, and fidelity of Guys Only Activity for Life (G.O.A.L.), a 7-week pilot
intervention conducted from February to March 2011 to increase 6th and 7th
grade boys’ moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA).
mHealth technologies are increasingly
being employed to assess and intervene on PA in clinical, epidemiologic, and
intervention research. The wide variations in technologies used and outcomes
measured limit comparability across studies, and hamper identification of the
most promising technologies. Further, the pace of technologic advancement
currently outstrips that of scientific inquiry. New adaptive, sequential
research designs that take advantage of ongoing technology development are
The results support the hypothesis of
familial aggregation in PA. Further, fathers and mothers had a similar
influence on their offspring’s PA levels irrespective of their sex, and equal
sibling correlations point towards shared PA habits.
Activity Exchange conducts applied research focused on physical activity,
sedentary behavior, fitness and health in laboratory and various real world
settings. We strive to use the best available science to conduct intervention,
observational, and evaluation research with populations ranging from pre-school
children through to older adults.
The Canadian Best Practices Portal is
back online! After a short hiatus to meet Treasury Board's Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines, we're now bigger, better and fully accessible!
The site consolidates multiple sources
of trusted and credible information in one place, making it a one-stop shop for
busy health professionals and decision-makers. The Portal also contains an
extensive, curated database of 339 chronic disease prevention and health
promotion best practice interventions,
This approach (integrating the Theory of
Planned Behavior into the Public Sector Scorecard) provides the missing link
between outputs and outcomes for behavior change as it provides a pathway to
understand how change might or indeed does occur.