This week includes information on active transportation, built environment, children, chronic disease, community, older adults, physical activity, rural and women. Where possible, we provide the DOI link to research papers in the PA Weekly. To use it, cut and paste the DOI into the text box on this webpage: http://dx.doi.org/ (Access to research articles will be dependent on your institutional rights.)
This WellSpring article outlines the benefits and challenges of using active transportation for travel to and from school. The authors offer practical suggestions for students, parents, practitioners, and the extended community to become involved in walking, wheeling or cycling to and from school. The article also provides several ideas on promoting or using active transportation beyond school communities.
This WellSpring article discusses a common and often forgotten physical activity barrier of reduced bladder control, arising from pelvic floor dysfunction or pelvic health issues. The author provides suggestions and insights to health practitioners about the importance of promoting pelvic health, particularly pelvic floor muscle training.