PDF file, 4 pages Published: Aug 2008 GeoOrigin: Alberta
Active Edmonton is one of several physical activity promotion initiatives that have taken off in the last few years. As Active Edmonton reaches a turning point, it's important to reflect on successes and challenges. This WellSpring article looks back at Edmonton's first five years and shares the lessons learned from that period.
Eat Smart, Play Hard is a national campaign in the United States designed to convey science-based, behaviour-focused messages about healthy eating and physical activity. Messages are "kid-tested" and based on the Food Guide Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Describes a healthy work environment. Explains what employers have to gain by helping their employees be more active. Suggests ways of encouraging staff to be active and helping them fit more activity into their workday. Includes links to related resources. Production of this material has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
html file, 2 pages Published: Mar 2002 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This Research Update article summarizes a study to reduce barriers (identified by family physicians) to promoting physical activity. The study aimed to determine if an office-based intervention would increase the self-reported physical activity, health-related quality of life, and physical fitness levels of sedentary 40 to 70-year-old adults.
The report covers the following topics: the issues and opportunites in health promotion at national, provincial and regional levels; explores health promotion's evolving role in taking action on the determinants of health; to facilitate networking, information sharing, and collaboration among those involved in health promotion across the country.
A link to this resource is unavailable. A hard copy is available in the Centre library: Health/Well-being--Health Promotion [file cabinet], ID #726
PDF file, 4 pages Published: Oct 2011 GeoOrigin: Alberta
Adult Canadians of South Asian ancestry face increased risk of heart disease and stroke. This WellSpring article describes how the Pyara Dil (Love Your Heart) program was promoted to Calgary’s South Asian community and offers several recommendations to health care providers and chronic disease management program leaders.
This evidence briefing collates review-level evidence about the effectiveness of interventions to increase physical activity among adults. It focuses on individual-centred interventions and discusses the potential generalization of the results to UK settings. 2nd Ed.
This resource is also available in the Centre library: Physical Activity--Community Interventions, ID #1100