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Click here for a complete listing of WellSpring issues since 1990. WellSpring is a popular, monthly publication for practitioners that provides information on best practices, topical issues, recent research, and/or policy related to active living and physical activity.

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Active living and population health in the era of climate crisis

Climate change has emerged as a global concern for population health that is expected to impact millions worldwide. This WellSpring highlights the interconnected impact of climate change and human health and behaviours, including its relationship to physical activity and sedentary behaviours. It also provides practical information for practitioners to consider in their practice. Authors: Eun-Young Lee, Shawn Hakimi, and Evaline Zisis. (WellSpring | March 2020, Volume 31, Number 03)

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An optimal exercise option for breast cancer patients: Combining aerobic and resistance exercise programs

Being physically active while battling breast cancer can have many benefits to one’s health. However, how much exercise is best and what types of exercises are most beneficial? This article provides an overview of the benefits as well as exercise recommendations. Authors: Ki-Yong An, Andria R. Morielli, Dong-Woo Kang, Christine M. Friedenreich, Donald C. McKenzie, Karen Gelmon, John R. Mackey, Robert D. Reid, Kerry S. Courneya. (WellSpring | February 2020, Volume 31, Number 02)

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Play Around the World: A service-learning opportunity

Play is a fundamental right in the everyday lives of children worldwide. This WellSpring highlights the Play Around the World program as an academic service-learning opportunity for University of Alberta students. The core learning areas and theoretical underpinnings of the program are outlined, along with reflections from recent students about their experiences as play leaders. Author: Mary Ann Rintoul. (WellSpring | January 2020, Volume 31, Number 01)

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Physical activity programming for new parents

Physical activity can provide parents of newborns and infants with an opportunity to ease the transition to parenthood, while improving both their physical and mental health. To support parents, the City of Edmonton offers a variety of physical activity programs that not only provide a safe opportunity to exercise, but also support opportunities to meet other parents and socialize. This issue provides an overview of these programs. (WellSpring | December 2019, Volume 30, Number 12)

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Better with age: Move more today for a healthier tomorrow—The 2019 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults

The inaugural edition of the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Adults represents a targeted and purposeful synthesis of the literature and data sources. The purpose of this WellSpring is to provide an overview of the development process and to summarize the results 2019 ParticipACTION Report Card for Adults. Authors: Nora Johnston, Soultana Macridis. (WellSpring | November 2019, Volume 30, Number 11)

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The Active Workplace Audit Toolkit: A new resource to help workplaces move more and sit less

Office-based workplace settings are an ideal location for implementing interventions to support increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour. This WellSpring highlights a new toolkit for workplace champions, human resource professionals, and health and wellness promoters to identify ways of supporting office-based employees to move more and sit less throughout the work day. Authors: Soultana Macridis, Erin Gorman, Christina Loitz. (WellSpring | October 2019, Volume 30, Number 10)

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Integrating exercise into mental health care: Development of the Exercise and Depression Toolkit

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)

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How do we get more people moving? Examining the many great benefits of physical activity

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)

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