69 pages Published: 2007 GeoOrigin: British Columbia
This report is the result of consultations across BC to see what barriers or gaps exist in community supports to seniors, identify services that help them stay active and strategies that include tools and promising practices.
A link to this resource is unavailable. A hard copy is available in the Centre library: Population Group--Older Adults, ID #1266
Kohrt, W.M., Bloomfield, S.A., Little, K.D., Nelson, M.E., & Yingling, V.R. (2004). American College of Sports Medicine position stand: Physical activity and bone health. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 36, 1985-1996.
120 pages Published: 2006 GeoOrigin: International
This major UK report reviews evidence from around the world on the impact of physical activity on public health. Physical inactivity is as important to the burden of chronic disease as smoking cigarettes and an unhealthy diet.
This link will allow you to download the whole document or individual chapters.
The CCPA offers an alternative to the message that we have no choice about the policies that affect our lives. The CCPA promotes research on issues of social and economic justice. The CCPA publishes progressive research and analysis in many different formats including books, research reports, policy briefs, short pieces, and backgrounders designed to give you the important facts in a quick overview. Much of this information is available free on the CCPA web site.
pdf file, 56 pages Published: 2001 GeoOrigin: National
This report reviewed and synthesized the current evidence for the effectiveness of active living interventions and assessed the usefulness of an an outcomes model to inform policy and program investment decisions. Dr. Kerry McGannon, former Research Associate at the Alberta Centre for Active Living, was a contributor to this report.
Thompson, P.D., Buchner, D., Piña, I.L., Balady, G.J., Williams, M.A., Marcus, B.H., et al. (2003). Exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Circulation, 107, 3109-3116.
Health promotion is a process, not a quick fix, according to a report from the PAHO Division of Health Promotion and Prevention. Health promotion aims to achieve an outcome over the long term, with specific results in the medium and short term. Specific outcomes differ, but they may involve citizen and community participation and may also contribute to improving quality of life. PAHO promotes a broad concept of health as a basis for human development and an acceptable quality of life.
html file, 1 page Published: Jun 2004 GeoOrigin: Alberta
The Alberta Centre for Active Living developed Ever Active Adults in collaboration with the Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) and other partners. (Ever Active Adults is now offered by the AFLCA.) Ever Active Adults is an evidence-based course and curriculum that provides physical activity training for practitioners working in Alberta seniors' housing. This Research Update article summarizes the effectiveness of the course.
Danenberg, A.L., Jackson, R.J., Frumkin, H., Schieber, R.A., Pratt, M., Kochtitzky, C., et al. (2003). The impact of community design and land-use choices on public health: A scientific research agenda. American Journal of Public Health, 93, 1500-1508.
pdf file, 12 pages Published: Jan 2004 GeoOrigin: National
There is a connection between excess weight and the incidence of arthritis. This article reports incidence rates of arthritis, based on data for people aged 40 or older who were followed over six years.
pdf file, 147 pages Published: 2004 GeoOrigin: National
The Physical Activity Monitor report summarizes the physical activity situation in Canada from 1998-2003. This report highlights differences among physical activity levels and focuses on age, sex, and regional physical activity differences. In addition, the report provides statistics on the influence of other factors such as education, income, employment status, community size, and family composition.
pdf file, 125 pages Published: May 2003 GeoOrigin: International
There is growing interest in the potential for preventive interventions to improve average health status in OECD countries and to tackle remaining health inequalities. The interest includes health services and measures to influence behaviour, and actions to improve the contribution of the social, economic, and physical environments to health. This paper notes the trends in health inequalities in OECD countries, reviews the case for population-health investments, and the evidence on interventions' effectiveness. One focus of this paper is on falls among the elderly.
To provide a better picture of diabetes in Canada, the National Diabetes Surveillance System (NDSS) was developed. This network of regionally distributed diabetes surveillance systems compiles and sends data to Health Canada for national analyses. The first report of the NDSS is provided as well as a link to the 2003 report, Diabetes in Canada (2nd edition).
Hoehner, C.M., Brennan, L.K., Brownson, R.C., Handy, S.L., & Killingsworth, R. (2003). Opportunities for integrating public health and urban planning approaches to promote active community environments. American Journal of Health Promotion, 18, 14-20.
Briffa, T.G., Maiorana, A., Sheerin, N.J., Stubbs, A.G., Oldenburg, B.F., Sammel, N.L., et al. (2006). Physical activity for people with cardiovascular disease: Recommendations of the National Heart Foundation of Australia. Medical Journal of Australia, 184, 71-75.
This report was designed to set the stage for monitoring the situation of seniors over the next several decades. The National Advisory Council on Aging intends to publish one of these reports every 5 years.
A link to this resource is unavailable. A hard copy is available in the Centre library: Population Group--Older Adults (General) [file cabinet], ID #1258
Leaders from health, education, physical activity, recreation, and sport organizations (both government and non-government) met at the National Roundtable on Active School Communities in Charlottetown in 2001. Delegates, including eight provincial and territorial Ministers responsible for physical activity, discussed ways to address unacceptably high levels of physical inactivity among Canada's children and youth. The results of the roundtable are given in a report.
This report describes the findings of a literature review about how screen time affects children's health and well-being. It focuses particularly on screen time and how it may influence physical activity, dietary intake and body weight.
A link to this resource is unavailable. A hard copy is available in the Centre library: Population Groups - Children/Youth[file cabinet], ID#1307