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The Alberta Survey on Physical Activity, the annual Physical Activity Forum, and a body of original resources and publications represent important aspects of the Centre's work.

Increasing Physical Activity and Decreasing Sedentary Behaviour in the Workplace

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The Alberta Centre for Active Living completed a systematic review on workplace interventions that focus on increasing physical activity, reducing sedentary behaviour, or both.

The purpose of this project was to:

  • describe the most effective workplace interventions at increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviour,
  • identify tools to assist with the implementation of workplace interventions, and
  • provide general recommendations to workplaces and workplace champions on developing and maintaining a workplace that moves more and sits less.

The following series of documents provides practitioners and decision-makers with information on choosing and implementing effective workplace physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions. Summaries 1 to 4 include a description of the interventions, tools and implementation recommendations.

REPORTS IN THIS SERIES

Complete Series

36 pages, PDF
(Executive summary + 4 Summaries in one download)

Executive Summary - Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviour in the workplace

Executive Summary only

7 pages, PDF

Executive Summary - Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviour in the workplace

Summary 1: Challenges and Competitions

7 pages, PDF

Summary 1: Challenges and Competitions, Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviour in the workplace

Summary 2: Information and Counselling

9 pages, PDF

Summary 2: Information and Counselling, Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviour in the workplace

Summary 3: Organizational Culture and Norms

6 pages, PDF

Summary 3: Organizational Culture and Norms, Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviour in the workplace

Summary 4: Access and the Physical Environment

7 pages, PDF

Summary 4: Access and the Physical Environment, Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviour in the workplace

This project was funded by Alberta Culture and Tourism