This week includes information on active transportation, built environment, children, older adults, overweight/obesity, physical activity and women.
This Research Update article summarizes an analysis of the economic impact of getting 10 per cent of Canadians with suboptimal levels of physical activity to move more and reduce sedentary behaviour. By 2040, gross domestic product would grow $7.5 billion and $2.6 billion in health care costs would be reduced. Authors: Fares Bounajm, Thy Dinh, Louis Thériault. (February 2015, Volume 22, Number 1)
This WellSpring article features the Québec-based WIXX campaign which is modeled on the successful American VERB™ campaign to promote physical activity among tweens. Authors: Marilie Laferté, Frédéric Therrien, Ariane Bélanger-Gravel, François Lagarde, Lise Gauvin. (January 2015, Volume 26, Number 1)