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- Jan 2019: Are we lazy, or just being efficient? The brain’s struggle to avoid sedentary behaviours
- Feb 2019: Friendship networks and children’s physical activity
- Mar 2019: GoGet.Fit: Connecting practitioners to support individuals in their pursuit to become active
- Apr 2019: Exercise helps kids with cancer: Exercise guidelines, research, and practice in pediatric oncology
- May 2019: GO! Run: Closing the gender gap in girls’ participation in sport and physical activity
- Jun 2019: How inclusive are we? A look at the effectiveness of physical activity interventions for disadvantaged groups
- Jul 2019: Big Red Ride: Promoting outdoor physical activity and social connection for health-challenged older adults
- Aug 2019: How do we get more people moving? Examining the many great benefits of physical activity
- Sept 2019: Integrating exercise into mental health care: Development of the Exercise and Depression Toolkit
- Oct 2019: The Active Workplace Audit Toolkit: A new resource to help workplaces move more and sit less
- Nov 2019: Better with age: Move more today for a healthier tomorrow—The 2019 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults
- Dec 2019: Physical activity programming for new parents
- Jan 2018: Active Living Research: Building evidence for action
- Feb 2018: Physical activity and mild cognitive impairment: The Moving for Memory program
- Mar 2018: Physical Literacy And You (PLAY) Groups in Alberta
- Apr 2018: A medical clinic in the park: The MOVE program
- May 2018: Kids’ Steps in the Summer at University Camps: The KiSS UC study
- Jun 2018: Using wellness ambassadors: A success story for promoting workplace health
- Jul 2018: The brain + body equation: Canadian kids need to move more to boost their brain health
- Aug 2018: Indigenous women’s physical activity and wellbeing practices: New research
- Sep 2018: Reducing prolonged sedentary behaviour after a stroke: STand Up Frequently From Stroke (STUFFS)
- Oct 2018: Diabetes Canada clinical practice guidelines: What’s new in the physical activity chapter
- Nov 2018: Physical activity throughout pregnancy: A prescription for improved maternal/fetal health
- Dec 2018: Finding Balance: Preventing older adult falls
- Jan 2017: UPnGO with ParticipACTION: Building active workplaces
- Feb 2017: Championing mall walking groups: Experiences from the Edmonton West Primary Care Network
- Mar 2017: Rethinking how physical activity messages are thought about: Implications for successful promotion
- Apr 2017: How did we get so sedentary? Sedentary behaviours among Canadian adults
- May 2017: Longevity worth living
- Jun 2017: Outdoor fitness equipment in public parks: Is it an effective physical activity intervention?
- Jul 2017: Motherhood, fitness, feelings and Fitbits: Exploring the experiences of mothers in New Zealand who wear a physical activity monitor
- Aug 2017: Why cancer survivors need to move more: Building an Alberta exercise program
- Sep 2017: Creating walkable communities in Alberta
- Oct 2017: New sedentary behaviour definitions: A terminology consensus project by the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network
- Nov 2017: Balancing the risk and reward of physical activity: Using the Get Active Questionnaire by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
- Dec 2017: Run to Quit: A national physical activity-based smoking cessation intervention
- Jan 2016: Physical activity and tobacco: Let's join forces!
- Feb 2016: Move your body. Move your mood.
- Mar 2016: Sweat is the best antidepressant: But where do we go from here?
- Apr 2016: Let’s get social! Using social media to build and maintain active living communities
- May 2016: Fitting it in: How being new to Canada influences physical activity
- Jun 2016: Reach, twirl, curl up small! Exploring physical literacy in the early years
- Jul 2016: Are Canadian kids too tired to move? The 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
- Aug 2016: Repurposing our streets for physical activity: The Open Streets Model
- Sep 2016: Integrating physical activity, sleep and sedentary behaviour — a world first!
- Oct 2016: Tallying the global economic burden of physical inactivity
- Nov 2016: To do it, you’ve got to own it! Creating lasting community-based physical activity programs
- Dec 2016: "Sport is community": Urban Indigenous peoples' meanings of community within sport
- Jan 2015: Promoting physical activity among tweens in Québec: the WIXX Multimedia Communication Campaign
- Mar 2015: Physical activity in nature: Lessons learned from a preschool program
- Jun 2015: Creating more inclusive exercise groups
- Jul 2015: Exercise counselling and use of exercise professionals by physicians: Findings from a scoping review
- Aug 2015: The influences of sedentary behaviour versus physical activity on cardiovascular health in pregnancy
- Sep 2015: I move, you move, we all move! Counselling ideas to get families more active
- Oct 2015: People in motion. More places. More often
- Nov 2015: Standing up to sedentary behaviour
- Dec 2015: What grandparents, parents, and kids say about play!
- Jan 2014: Workplace physical activity programs for all: Focus on people with mobility issues
- Mar 2014: Alberta Centre for Active Living celebrates 25 Years of promoting physical activity
- Apr 2014: Are employees fit for work? Reducing musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace
- Jun 2014: Therapeutic recreation: Supporting physical activity and well-being
- Sep 2014: Tips for practitioners on promoting pelvic health & pelvic floor muscle training
- Oct 2014: Active transportation for the school journey
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- Jan 2013: How can parents increase children's physical activity?
- Mar 2013: Physical activity for the new mom
- Apr 2013: Preparing older adults for physical demands of travel adventures
- Jun 2013: The importance of lifelong physical literacy
- Sep 2013: Optimizing body movement: How can corrective exercises help?
- Oct 2013: UWALK: Helping Albertans find their stride!
- Feb 2012: Children's views about the meanings of play
- Mar 2012: Physical activity and mental health: A holistic approach
- Jun 2012: Active transportation - you and your community
- Aug 2012: Low-volume, high-intensity interval training: A practical fitness strategy
- Oct 2012: Alberta Walkability Roadshow: Getting Albertans physically active
- Dec 2012: Developing policy to advance physical literacy in child care settings in Alberta
- Feb 2011: Designed playgrounds that engage children in physical activity and more
- Apr 2011: Strategies for practitioners to avoid weight bias while promoting physical activity
- Jun 2011: Learning to train: A key stage in developing physical literacy
- Aug 2011: Exercise and pregnancy: Canadian guidelines for health care professionals
- Oct 2011: Targeting adverse cardiovascular outcomes in adult Canadians of South Asian ancestry
- Dec 2011: Listening to people with diabetes: Findings from a consensus conference
- Feb 2010: Yoga: The body, breath, mind connection
- Apr 2010: Using mapping and social networking tools to promote physical activity
- Jun 2010: The role of complementary alternative medicine in physical activity and sport
- Aug 2010: Promoting early physical literacy in Alberta
- Oct 2010: Team approach supports adapted physical activity for students with disabilities
- Dec 2010: Community Walking Project: Challenges, lessons and successes
- Feb 2009: Strathcona County Falls Prevention Project: Helping older adults fall less
- Feb 2009: Physical activity opportunities in Atlantic Canada long-term care facilities
- Apr 2009: Strategies to keep people exercising after they finish a chronic condition exercise program
- Jun 2009: Filling the need: The importance of hiring exercise professionals
- Aug 2009: Active video games: A good way to exercise?
- Oct 2009: Supporting the physical activity needs of women of low socio-economic status
- Dec 2009: Reframing physical activity programs for Aboriginal communities
- Feb 2008: Men's Health: The need for change
- Apr 2008: Healthy Active Communities: Creating change in your community
- Jun 2008: Are we ready? Full participation of people with disabilities at community facilities
- Aug 2008: Active Edmonton: Lessons learned
- Oct 2008: ParticipACTION: The comeback kid
- Dec 2008: Breathing easier with Telehealth Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Feb 2007: Stepping out: Mall walking and older adults
- Jun 2007: Promoting physical activity at work
- Aug 2007: Mental health: Yet another reason to promote physical activity
- Oct 2007: Literacy and health: Implications for active living
- Dec 2007: Beyond the clinic: A big picture approach to childhood weight management
- Feb 2006: Kicking the smoking habit? Physical activity can help
- Apr 2006: Physical activity messages for older adults in rural areas
- Jun 2006: Programmed for success: Making DPA work
- Oct 2006: Diversity in practice: Becoming culturally competent
- Dec 2006: Shall we dance? A way to get people active
- Feb 2005: Measuring obesity: Comparing different body measurements
- Apr 2005: Media and children's physical activity
- Jun 2005: Canada on the Move: Research, evaluation, and partnership
- Aug 2005: Active living and people with disabilities
- Oct 2005: Physical activity? No Way! My back hurts!
- Dec 2005: Activating Alberta schools every day
- Jan 2004: Physical activity on the edge: (1) A single step. (2) Active living from womb to tomb: Why separate the generations? (3) Extreme sports: Too fine a line? (4) The access challenge: Pushing the limits of disability.
- Apr 2004: Beyond an Apple a Day: The Alberta healthy schools project
- Oct 2004: The Canadian Health Measures Survey
- Dec 2004: A cornerstone to a healthy start
- Winter 2003: "Mythunderstandings" about physical activity - 1) Beyond exercise prescription to advocating for active living. 2) Aren't physically inactive people simply lazy? 3) Resistance to exercise: Questioning the myth of the fit female body. 4) Don't children get all the exercise they need from playing?
- Spring 2003: Watch your step: Pedometers and physical activity - 1) The art and science of pedometer programming. 2) How do pedometers work? 3) The 10,000 steps Rockhampton physical activity project. 4) Buyer beware: The pros and cons of pedometers. 5) Stepping out: Tips for walkers.
- Fall 2003: Workout! Physical activity in the workplace - 1) Physical activity programs in the workplace: Why bother? 2) Ever Active Workplaces, 3) A framework for building a workplace physical activity program. 4) What's shaking at the University of Alberta? A best-practice workplace wellness plan.
- Winter 2002: Building active communities - 1) The Ever Active Adults Project. 2) Corporate social responsibility: We all win. 3) Beyond the physical activity experience: Tales from the dragon boat women. 4) St. Albert's active living initiative.
- Spring 2002: The women's movement: Focus on women's health - 1) Active approach to fibromyalgia. 2) Lifetime physical activity and breast cancer risk. 3) A changed lifestyle: Older aboriginal adults. 4) Osteoporosis: The active factor.
- Fall 2002: Physical activity through the lifespan - 1) Physical activity for mothers and babies...it's not just physical! 2) Risk factors for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes in obese youth: Does a healthy lifestyle offer protection? 3) Use it or lose it: Boomers get active. 4) Balance your life! The metaphors of falling.
- Spring 2001: SummerActive - 1) Join us in moving millions. 2) Active living: Making it easy and popular. 3) Physical activity promotion: It's time to start paddling upstream.
- Fall 2001: Class action: Child and youth health - 1) Putting students in the driver's seat. 2) The obesity epidemic among children and adolescents. 3) Physical activity during adolescence.
- Winter 2000: Sport for life - 1) Has sport evolved...or devolved? An alternative look at sport for life. 2) The sporting lifestyle down under: A letter from Australia. 3) For the fun of it: Skid Row Dogz reclaim fun, friendly competition of sports. 4) Games older adults play: The Alberta Seniors Games are stronger than ever. 5) The sport of watching! Do professional sports encourage physical activity? 6) A narrative case study of lifelong sport participation.
- Summer 2000: Men's health - 1) Extreme sports: Do the benefits outweight the risks? 2) Physical activity and bone strength in men. 3) Physical activity and prostate cancer.
- Spring 2000: Active living 2000 - 1) Active living: Has the concept done the job? 2) What's in a word? 3) Way of life: The emergence of active living. 4) Active living shift.
- Fall 2000: Health determinants: Take II - 1) Health determinants: Take II. 2) The relationship of health determinants to exercise practitioners. 3) Cross-cultural studies on physical activity, sport and aging in North America. 4) Physical activity and socioeconomic status. 5) Intramurals, recreation and determinants of health. 6) It's never too late! Contenting with physical challenges.
- Spring 1999: Rural living - 1) Heart disease in a semi-rural Australian setting. 2) We have the energy. 3) A successful rural conference. 4) Needs of Indigenous youth. 5) Green thumbs up.
- Summer 1999: Are you fat? - 1) Obesity: Time for a new approach to an old problem? 2) The economics of sedentary living. 3) Low SES linked to being overweight. 4) Understanding your hunger in relation to weight management. 5) Trym Gym: Balancing your lifestyle for good health and weight management. 6) What do your genes have to do with your jeans.
- Fall 1999: 1999 - International year of older persons - 1) Aging: Exploding the myths. 2) Retirement is not a fairy tale. 3) Housing options for the older person. 4) Older adults and physical activity: The Alberta advantage. 5) Aging in Alberta: Rhetoric and reality. 6) Putting exercise back into the community. 7) Aging in the new millennium.
- Spring 1998: Women's health - 1) What is a "gendered perspective" in health? 2) Are we overweight or what? 3) Obesity, lifestyle and population health: A view from down under. 4) Women's health and physical activity laboratory. 5) Invest in premenopausal bones: Early contributions yield high returns! 6) Healthy workplaces: What is important to women? 7)Your best food sources for calcium.
- Summer 1998: Older adults - 1) Active living and seniors. 2) Heart disease in women: What's the worry? 3) Certifying leaders in older adult fitness. 4) Promoting physical activity among older adults. 5) Senior friendly toolkit. 6) Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Aging. 7) A day in the active life...of Gloria Morse...of Art and Effie Hobden...of Morris Jevne. 8) Crime and the senior citizen. 9) Enhancing your life with art. 10) The politics of research: When the assertions don't always correspond to the facts.
- Fall 1998: Children's health - 1) Young & old: Intergenerational programming. 2) Active academic kids: The best of both worlds? 3) Changing perceptions of children's place in society. 4) Changes to the health (K-9) curriculum. 5) Physical education in Alberta schools. 6) Returning the streets to the kids.
- Winter 1998: Health in the workplace - 1) Staying active despite adversity. 2) Workplace health: A practitioner's perspective. 3) You can lead a clydesdale to the gym but you can't make it do the mambo. 4) Promoting healthy lifestyles for shiftworkers and their families. 5) Finding a workable balance between job and home.
- Winter 1997: Responsibility for health - 1) 1997 Alberta Survey on Physical Activity: Stages of physical activity behavior. 2) Habitat for Humanity and healthy homes. 3) Who's going to protect Mother Earth? The weakening of Alberta government's role in environmental protection. 4) We are more than you or me: Reinventing community. 5) Edmonton LIFE - Monitoring the city's health.
- Summer 1997: Technology and well-being - 1) Women and technology in the workplace. 2) On wellness and the Internet. 3) Home-based business: Balancing tensions. 4) Brain wave entrainment using light and sound stimulation. 5) Technology and networking. 6) Exercise and stress: Two benefits for the price of one.
- Spring 1997: Health promotion - 1) What do you need to be healthy? 2) Success in school: Not just an education issue. 3) Ethics in the Workplace. 4) Ecological Thinking: The Environment and Your Health. 5) Creating a Health Promotion Framework. 6) Penbrooke Meadows Community - Determining its health. 7) Kids in the Hall takes a holistic approach to job training.
- Fall 1997: Active living - 1) Take the trail to active living. 2) The use of "stages of change" in exercise and physical activity: A critical perspective. 3) The Canadian Physical Activity Fitness and Lifestyle Appraisal: A fundamental challenge to assumptions. 4) Active living with a disability. 5) "It's good for my head" and other poersonal benefits of active living according to kids at risk. 6) Nutritional advice concerning physical activity. 7) Play: The priceless ingredient in exercise. 8) 1997 Alberta Survey on Physical Activity: Preliminary results.
- February 1996: Equity - 1) Health, well-being and equity. 2) Equity for economically disadvantaged individuals: Edmonton Parks and Recreation initiatives. 3) Spiritual wellness and work. 4) A credo of hope. 5) Interview notes for hiring persons with disabilities. 6) Equity, health care and the inner city.
- Summer 1996: Myths and well-being - 1) The power of myth and the environmental movement. 2) Complementary and conventional medicine: Towards integration? 3) A brief guide to developing a literature review. 4) Myth as a pattern for wholeness. 5) What about false hope? 6) Symposium on calcium: Current controversies and future directions.
- Fall 1996: Healthy policy - 1) Healthy policy - public and otherwise. 2) Healthy public policy: Development of the St. Albert by-law. 3) Ethics dialogue in an emerging health care system. 4) The health of gays and lesbians in Alberta. 5) Youth advocacy and health public policy. 6) Women's march against poverty. 7) Alberta Sport and Recreation Injury Survey.
- Winter 1996: Creativity: A means to solving sometimes difficult solutions - 1) Health, humor and creativity. 2) Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Garden Project. 3) Wellness budgeting on a shoestring. 4) Easier access to website for environment and health. 5) Street newspaper helps put bread on tables - and builds self-confidence too! 6) New directions in resiliency. 7) Conversation on creativity. 8) Community as teacher: Learning through community facilitation. 9) The use of school-based physical activity promotion programs.
- February 1995 - 1) Self-help or help yourself? - Definition and uses of self-help. 2) Packaging nutrition message. 3) Sport participation in Alberta. 4) Health care decisions about tomorrow. 5) What was that? - Barriers to communication.
- May 1995 - 1) Images of hope. 2) The greening of health promotion. 3) An economic case for physical activity. 4) Non-stressed non-profits. 5) Participatory-action research: A primer for the practitioner. 6) Food fads and Richard Gere. 7) Making a difference in the life of a child: Promoting resiliency.
- August 1995 - 1) Active Living Canada: Sharing the plan. 2) From floods to fires: Coping with natural disasters. 3) Using social science theories in health promotion and programming. 4) If a few more people used humour.
- November 1995 - 1) Evaluating spiritual health. 2) Stress, anxiety and physical activity. 3) Social marketing in health promotion. 4) The myth of rural health: Urban-rural differences in the health-promoting behaviours of Albertans.
- Winter 1994 - 1) How will we ensure well-being in the future? 2) A dream of health for the future. 3) Introducing the Hope Foundation. 4) Cholesterol and cardiac rehabilitation. 5) Stretching time to make time for change. 6) The role of the mind in the pursuit of well-being. 6) Educating for world well-being.
- Spring 1994 - 1) Epidemic of childhood obesity may cause major public health problems, doctor warns. 2) Fat in children's diet - What is the right amount? 3) Can we play the game? 4) How cool is physical activity. 5) Children's physical activity and study program. 6) 1992 Survey of Workplace Physical Activity and Health Promotion Programs: Health promotion results. 7) Comprehensive school health...where do you fit in?
- Summer 1994 - 1) What do you think of when you hear the word "recreation"? 2) Sport repatriation: Towards a lifetime of benefits from sport. 3) Benefits of quality daily physical education. 4) Can vegetarianism really be a healthier choice? 5) A renewed connection - spirituality and wilderness [Leisure Watch excerpt]. 6) Benefits of recreation. 7) Taking charge of breast health. 8) Physical activity promotes self-esteem.
- Fall 1994 - 1) Five healthy workplace trends. 2) How healthy is your job? 3) City of Edmonton strategic wellness plan. 4) Workplace injury prevention. 5) Physical activity, physical fitness and absenteeism in the workplace. 6) The Alberta Centre for Well-Being: Working towards well-being.
- Winter 1993: Children - 1) Children and obesity - a challenge for active living. 2) Kids and self-esteem: A role for teachers. 3) Equal opportunity for an active lifestyle: Below-the-knee amputee children. 4) Nutrition in schools. 5) Well-being, active living and the teacher's role. 6) The Alberta Lotteries Teen Wellness Check: An update on the health and well-being of Alberta teens.
- Spring 1993 - 1) Young adults: Attitudes toward community health. 2) Healthy communities through people power. 3) Building the bridge between "curative" and "preventive". 4) The evolution of a vision: The "Healthy Communities Movement". 5) Healthy community development at work: The Boyle/McCauley Area Redevelopment Plan.
- Summer 1993 - 1) Booming trends in our aging Canada: Issues affecting the well-being of adults. 2) Well-being in our prison system: An inside look. 3) Boosting the well-being of our future. 4) Fear of aging - based on negative stereotypes. 5) Active living and older adults. 6) Walk your way to well-being - with the National Walking Campaign.
- Fall 1993: Shift from Illness to Wellness - 1) At the crossroads: Shifting the paradigm from illness to wellness in Alberta. 2) The balancing act: Establishing priorities across illness and wellness. 3) Shifting the focus: Active living in the workplace. 4) Workplace wellness: Paradigms, possibilities and passion. 5) Blending approaches to illness and wellness: A vision of health care for the future.
- Winter 1992: Families - 1) Focus on Alberta's families: Facing today's challenges. 2) Public health nurses: Looking for allies. 3) Active living for stay-at-home parents. 4) Pharmacy and the well-being movement. 5) The social marketing process: An overview. 6) Are our kids getting the message? 7) Family fitness: More than just fun. 8) Leisure education: A call for redefinition of leisure. 9) Family obesity: Tips for caregivers.
- Spring 1992: Active Living - 1) Active living for Albertans: A role for government. 2) Canadian children prime targets for heart disease. 3) Active living: Not only exercise. 4) Pack a picnic! 5) Active living means being an active participant in life. 6) Dining out with nutrition in mind. 7) Getting the words straight.
- Summer 1992: Green Environment - 1) Albertans win Emerald Awards for keeping the province green. 2) Safe play environments. 3) Blue Lake Centre: Combining work and play. 4) Active living ideas. 5) Health promotion: with the environment in mind. 6) Ergonomics and well-being in the workplace. 7) Needs assessments are critical. 8) Eating "green": Foods and the environment. 9) Ecological exercising: A case for the bicycle.
- Fall 1992: Workplace - 1) Alberta: A leader in workplace well-being. 2) Compulsive gambling: The hidden addiction. 3) Sometimes work can be a pain in the back - protecting your back at work. 4) Equity, rights and fair play at work. 5) Active living ideas. 6) Well-being in non-traditional workplaces. 7) Program evaluation: The consultant's role. 8) Workplace fitness and active living: A historical perspective.
- Feb 1991 - 1) What do you know about Schizophrenia?
- May 1991 - 1) What are hazardous wastes? 2) The well-being of children and youth. 3) Sport and recreation: A "classroom" for life. 4) Promoting active living - motivating adolescent girls.
- Aug 1991 - 1) Osteopororsis research at the University of Calgary. 2) Waste management in your own backyard. 3) Physical activity and people with a disability. 4) Achieving well-being. 5) Family stress test.
- Fall 1991 - 1) Goals for a healthy Alberta taking shape. 2) Towards adherence in fitness. 3) Physiotherapy and the quest for well-being. 4) Improving your exercise environment. 5) Fun in youth sports.