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For more background on the research and theories underlying the content on this website, check the links below.
Research from the Alberta Centre for Active Living
Workplace Physical Activity Framework
Much of the information in Physical Activity @ Work is based on the research in the Workplace Physical Activity Framework published by the Alberta Centre for Active Living in 2003:
Plotnikoff, R.C., Fein, A., Milton, L., Prodaniuk, T., & Mayes, V. (2003). Workplace physical activity framework. Edmonton, AB: Alberta Centre for Active Living.
The Workplace Physical Activity Framework provides a blueprint for a workplace physical activity initiative by setting out an ideal Program Standard that targets the workplace at multiple levels. Use the Program Standard with the Audit Tool to continuously assess and improve a workplace physical activity initiative.
The Workplace Physical Activity Framework recommends a multi-level approach (see the ecological models’ links below) to effectively promote physical activity in the workplace.
Links to Other Research
Theories and Models of Human Behaviour
These theories and models can guide the development of your workplace initiative.
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