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People with disabilities enjoy the same benefits from physical activity as people without disabilities. So why is it that many people with disabilities are sedentary? And why is it that people with disabilities make up only a small fraction of the people who use community recreation and fitness facilities? This WellSpring article explores how communities can improve the accessibility of their facilities for people with disabilities.
Want to learn more about a particular disability, condition or disease? Here you will find easy-to-read, quick information on many different conditions and diseases that affect many Canadians. Great for yourself or for your clients or patients to read.
This report summarizes the pertinent information on the relationship between urban sprawl and health. It serves to identify the key issues that are relevant to the growing number of sprawl-related health problems in Ontario.
This resource is also available in the Centre library: Health/Well-being--Public Health [file cabinet], ID #993
The Arthritis Society is Canada's only not-for-profit organization devoted solely to funding and promoting arthritis research, programs and patient care. You can also connect to a provincial/territorial section of the website to learn more about what is happening in your area.
The Arthritis Society is Canada’s only not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing and promoting arthritis education, community support and research-based solutions to the nearly 4.5 million Canadians living with arthritis.
In the Alberta/Northwest Territories division, there is an estimated 500,000 people currently living with arthritis, making it the most common chronic condition in the region.
DeBolt, L.S., & McCubbin, J.A. (2004). The effects of home-based resistance exercise on balance, power, and mobility in adults with multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85, 290-297.
The Lancet publishes a series on physical activity, including a new analysis that quantifies the global impact of physical inactivity on the world's major non-communicable diseases. The series also reviews current levels of physical activity and trends worldwide, why some people are active and why some are not, evidence-based strategies for effective physical activity promotion, and how a multi-sector and systems-wide approach that goes way beyond health will be critical to increase population-levels of activity worldwide.