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These resources are useful for people who need evidence-based physical activity information for their work.
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Recreational cycling is a plausible way to
accumulate sufficient health-enhancing physical activity. The majority of
recreational cyclists do not cycle in organized rides. Targeted efforts are
needed to exploit the full potential of recreational cycling for public health.
The purpose of this report is to
synthesize the scientific literature that has examined the association between
school-based physical activity, including physical education, and academic
performance, including indicators of cognitive skills and attitudes, academic
behaviors, and academic achievement.
Establishing and implementing
high-quality physical education (PE) programs can provide students with the
appropriate knowledge, skills, behaviors, and confidence to be physically
active for life. High-quality PE is the cornerstone of a school’s physical
This report, offers recommendations as a
‘blueprint’ for the next steps Edmonton can take in seeking ongoing community
vitality, and recommends courses of action for supporting and enhancing the
viability of mature neighbourhoods and neighbourhood institutions.
To conduct a systematic review to determine
what is known about economic evaluations of actions to promote better physical
health in individuals identified as having a clinically diagnosed mental
disorder, but no physical co-morbidity. Systematic searches of databases were
supplemented by hand searches of relevant journals and websites.
European Journal of Cardiovascular
Prevention and Rehabilitation 2010, 17:127–139
In this review, key definitions and
theoretical aspects, which underpin the measurement of physical activity, are
briefly discussed. Methodologies particularly suited for use in epidemiological
research are reviewed, with particular reference to their validity, primary
outcome measure and considerations when using each in the field.
The release of new Canadian Physical
Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines led to increased guideline adoption
on service organizations' websites. However, adoption was not universal. In
order for the uptake of the new guidelines to be successful, further efforts need
to be taken to ensure that service organizations present physical activity
guidelines on their websites. Comprehensive, active dissemination strategies
tailored to address organizational barriers are needed to ensure online
Br J Sports Med Published Online First
30 April 2013
Green spaces include parks and other
open areas that may encourage active lifestyles, explain the authors of a new
study. The results of an earlier release from the study found that people 45
years and over who lived in areas with more than 20% green space within a 1
kilometer (3,280 feet or 0.6 mile) radius of their homes were significantly
more likely to walk and participate in moderate-to-vigorous physical activities.
TBM is an international peer-reviewed
journal that offers continuous, online-first publication. TBM's mission is to
engage, inform, and catalyze dialogue between the research, practice, and
policy communities about behavioral medicine. We aim to bring actionable
science to practitioners and to prompt debate on policy issues that surround
implementing the evidence.