Depression is a serious illness and one of the leading causes of disability in Canada and globally. This WellSpring highlights the Exercise and Depression Toolkit, a new evidence-based resource to aid healthcare practitioners in facilitating conversations around exercise as a treatment for depression. Authors: Krista Glowacki, Guy Faulkner. (WellSpring | September 2019, Volume 30, Number 09)
In May 2019, Dr. Jennifer Dill, from Portland State University, presented "Building an Inclusive Cycling City" and "Recipe for a Cycling Environment" at this year's Physical Activity Forum: Bike 2019. The forum video, presentation slides and a summary sheet for practitioners are now available.
The benefits of physical activity for all population groups are well-established. This WellSpring highlights some of the many benefits including individual, psychological, community, environmental, and workplace benefits, and it provides a variety of ideas for policy decisions that will support increased physical activity. Authors: Nora Johnston, Soultana Macridis. (WellSpring | August 2019, Volume 30, Number 08)