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.
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Note:Where possible, we provide the DOI link
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In support of
its goal to triple walking, biking and transit travel by 2030, the
Massachusetts DOT has issued a Healthy Transportation Policy Initiative
(http://bit.ly/162zFW6) with several implementation steps……
Walks resource Measuring Walking - a Guide for Councils explains the issues and
options for measuring pedestrian activity and provides recommended approaches
to common scenarios and outlines a range of Victorian case studies.
According to an
Oct. 16th Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, “Democrat State Rep. JoCasta
Zamarripa, who represents the city's south side, will hold walking office hours
this weekend -- a chance to get some exercise and discuss issues of concern,
she says. The ‘office hours’ will take place along the newly opened
Kinnickinnic River Trail.
forward to spending time this weekend walking the newly opened Kinnickinnic
River Trail and talking with constituents of the 8th Assembly District about
state issues that are important to them,’ she said in a news release.
documentary that details the health benefits of walking, what makes communities
walkable, and how walking and walkability supports a healthier environment,
strong local economies and a vibrant community life. Organized in five chapters
that are roughly six minutes each in length.
The analysis showed that at the age of 11,
better academic performance across all three subjects was linked to the amount
of moderate to vigorous physical activity undertaken. Physical activity
benefited girls’ performance in science, in particular.
will provide examples and key resources to starting conversations and
relationship building with school board members, school administrators and
principals. During this webinar, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership
will release new resources to help advocates have those conversations with key
The goal of this project is to equip health
and education intermediaries with general knowledge and tools to direct
Canadians with a disability towards increased physical activity participation,
promoting enhanced Physical Literacy.
European Review of Aging and Physical
Activity, 10(2):95-106 (October 2013)
Following a literature review, the
results of 31 studies examining the role of exercise in relation to falls for
people 60 years and older living in the community were analyzed. The analysis
indicated that exercise interventions conducted for a minimum of one hour/week
for 40 hours were successful in reducing the incidence of falls.
The Journals of Gerontology, Series A
Biological and Medical Sciences, 68(11): 1426-1432 (November 2013)
As age increased, the number of steps per
day decreased. For example, people of both genders ages 60-64 years averaged
4,761-6,127 steps/day; those ages 70-74 averaged 3,124–4,422 steps/day; and
people at ages 80-84 took an average of 1,542–2,314 steps/day.
really easy to use. Just type in an address to generate a Google Street View
image (or upload your own photo), and using the blissfully simple editor, drag
and drop everything from vegetable gardens to food trucks to bike share kiosks
into the street.
Medicine & Science in Sports &
Exercise: POST ACCEPTANCE, 11 October 2013
A 4-group RCT evaluated the impact of
distinct workplace interventions to increase the physical activity (PA) and to
reduce anthropometric parameters in middle-aged women….. Our results show that
in the workplace setting, pedometer-based PA intervention with counseling is
effective increasing daily life number of steps, while AT is effective for