Monday

November 25, 2013

By Rosanne Prinsen, MSc

Alberta Centre for Active Living

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.

ABORIGINAL
We are a network for Aboriginal people who are involved in Sports, Recreation, Fitness and Traditional Activities. The APACC mission is to create a community of mentors, leaders, participants, and supporters who promote physical activity as a way to health and wellness.

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION
This evaluation collected data from across Australia between June 2010 to June 2013 of adult participation in cycle training programs. Program improvements included cycling skills and confidence and reductions in BMI.

CHILDREN
Pediatrics,  Published online 298 Oct 2013, 132
doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1167
Twenty two articles were included (6 RCTs, 13 quasi-experimental trials and 3 pre-post trials). All but one of these studies was in schools and examined primary/elementary children…. The authors concluded that school and community-based programs that include developmentally appropriate FMS learning experiences delivered by physical education specialists or highly trained classroom teachers significantly improve FMS proficiency in youth.

Endocrinología y Nutrición (English Edition) Available online 15 November 2013
Results suggest that high fitness levels may counteract the negative consequences attributed to body fat. These findings suggest that increasing physical fitness in overweight children and adolescents may have many positive effects on health, including lower body fat levels.

Based in Quebec – most of this website is in French.
WIXX is a social campaign promoting active pastimes and commuting among children aged 9 to 13. Its aim is to prevent the significant drop in physical activity that occurs around age 13 or 14.

CONFERENCES
February 19th to 22nd, 2014
Queen’s University - Kingston, ON
This is the nation's largest conference on Physical Activity for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, created for all of those with an interest in sports, recreation, fitness, and traditional activity who may be band council members; health directors, representatives, or health practitioners; counselors or social workers; federal, provincial, or municipal health employees; academics; recreation workers…….
    
OLDER ADULTS
BMJ, 347:f6234 (October 29, 2013)
Exercise programmes designed to prevent falls in older adults also seem to prevent injuries caused by falls, including the most severe ones. Such programmes also reduce the rate of falls leading to medical care.

A short 30 second fall prevention vignette.

Silvera for Seniors provides affordable housing to more than 1500 lower-income seniors across 26 communities in Calgary. They’ve created a video series called Silvera’s (Sassy) Seniors
* out on the town (dancing at a country bar)

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
International Journal of Cardiology Available online 14 November 2013
doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.11.012
The authors conclude: To improve patient management both type of therapeutic interventions and dose should be carefully chosen for each individual in order to maintain/increase PA level while decreasing sedentary behavior.

RESEARCH STUFF
Slide from the past session at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 2013 Conference.
“In the Making Research Accessible workshop we will look at various types of knowledge mobilization, including journal articles, conference presentations, posters, policy briefs, and media reports. In this workshop you will learn the theory of clear language and design; practice clear language techniques; and review a variety of research communication tools including briefs and posters.”

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