December 16, 2013

By Rosanne Prinsen, MSc
Alberta Centre for Active Living

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From the U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration

For many Calgary cyclists, the first snow of the season means it's time for their bikes to get tucked away in garages and storage rooms to hibernate for the winter. There are also those hardy riders who keep cycling year round. If you've ever wanted to move from the former to the latter, but were scared to or didn't know how, here is some advice…


When strategically planned, designed, managed and combined with other community components —such as other sustainable modes of transport, high density housing and mixed-use buildings and neighbourhoods— green mobility options can make it possible for residents to go to the places they need or want to go, quickly, conveniently, safely, comfortably and economically, and without having to drive their private cars at all times. They can also make it possible for residents to have increased opportunities for socializing and exercising —and therefore, staying more mentally and physically active and fit…..


This report shares the insight and ideas gained from the Local Spokes project. It also includes lessons learned on creating a project-based youth internship and a national survey on youth and bicycling.

New research from the National Center for Safe Routes to School... shows that more K-8 students are walking to and from school across the country... the percentage of K-8 children who walked to school in the morning increased from 12.4 percent to 15.7 percent (representing a 27 percent increase)……..


A resource for public health practitioners working to advance health equity through community health interventions. While health disparities can be addressed at multiple levels, this guide focuses on policy, systems, and environmental improvements designed to improve the places where people live, learn, work, and play.

Prev Chronic Dis 2013;10:130137.
These findings indicated that a tailored healthy lifestyle program integrating genomics and family history education was socioculturally appropriate and may feasibly be implemented to reduce cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk in a Latino community with limited health care resources. The project highlights contributions of community-based processes in tailoring interventions that are appropriate for community contexts.


Prev Chronic Dis 2013;10:130077
Health care providers’ recommendations are associated with adherence to physical activity guidelines among adults with arthritis. Providers should recommend physical activity to adults with arthritis.


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