Wednesday

October 15, 2013

By Rosanne Prinsen, MSc

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
Walking Works, an extensive overview of the mounting research into the life threatening consequences of inactivity, which concludes that walking is the answer. Supported by Public Health England, this new report demonstrates walking is the solution to getting the nation active, and shows how Walking for Health is already changing people’s lives.

CHILDREN
Here are 10 ways helping your child become a better reader and someone who loves to read are similar to helping them develop physical literacy and a love of being active. 

The purpose of this project was to provide training and resources to independent nurseries to support the promotion of physical activity, specifically targeting practitioners who work with non-walkers, ie, children aged 0-2 years.

Human Movement Science Available online 4 Oct 2013
Highlights:
There is a lack of studies on children’s motivation for physical activity.
Motivational research should take the relationship between various constructs into account.
The relationship between motivational constructs in adults may be generalizable to children.
Facilitation of constructive motivation in children could promote positive physical activity habits. 

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has released its annual Taking Part Survey Child Report for 2012/13. The survey looked at sport participation and cultural engagement for children aged 5-15. This year’s report also asked questions on the impact of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on the participation in sport. 

COMMUNITY
Congratulations to the Town of Raymond as a recent recipient of a $25,000 Community Award from The Sports Network (TSN) in recognition of their community spirit and passion for sports and a healthy and active lifestyle. 

CONFERENCES
February 12 and 13, 2014 | Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
A one-of-a-kind event and the first to bring this much discussed and sought-after expertise to North America. The two-day event offers delegates from around the world a chance to share best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities though out the year, even in challenging winter conditions.  

Governor Hotel Portland, ORJune 8-12, 2014
Call for Papers – Deadline for Submission 01 November 2013. 

 WORKPLACE
This web site is intended as a one-stop shop for any Alberta employer with an interest in workplace wellness. Whether you have three employees or thousands, we hope you'll useful find ideas that you can put into practice in your workplace.
The concept for this site arose during planning for the Best Practices in Workplace Wellness seminar held in September 2013 in conjunction with the Alberta International Symposium on Wellness sponsored by Alberta Health and Alberta Blue Cross.

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