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News from the Alberta Centre for Active Living

  • New Articles--Canadian Health Network Feature Article: Be Active for
    Your Mind + Body--The Alberta Centre for Active Living and the Canadian
    Mental Health Association have collaborated on a  two-part feature
    article on mental health and physical activity for the Canadian Health
    Network (go to http://www.canadian-health-network.ca to access these
    articles); Be Active for Your Mind + Body, Part 2
    (http://tinyurl.com/e2txu)--The second part of this two-part feature
    article on mental health and physical activity looks at this issue in a
    broader context. Taking a health-determinants' approach, the article
    focuses on ways our communities can support efforts to become more
    active. The article also lists practical tips to help people make
    activity part of their everyday life--a good way to improve mental
    well-being.
  • Centre Publication a Recommended Resource--The Health Communication
    Unit (Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto) has included
    the centre's Workplace Physical Activity Framework
    (http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/research/reports/2003Workplace/WPFramework.pdf)
    in its Recommended and Promising Practices for Situational Assessment
    Tools.Job call - Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse To access information
    about the Framework, go to Situational Assessment Tools
    (http://www.thcu.ca/Workplace/sat/index.cfm), and click on the
    "Individual tool summaries" pdf file. (You'll find the Workplace
    Physical Activity Framework on page 18.)
  • Visit the Centre's New Web Site
    (http://www.centre4activeliving.ca)--Designed for professionals who
    need physical activity information for their work, the centre's web
    site now has a new look and new ways to access information. Use the new
    Advanced Search feature to search by title, keywork, geographical
    location, organization, or subject (or combine categories, e.g., to
    find all Alberta resources on childhood obesity).
  • Workplace Demonstration Sites-If your workplace is in Edmonton, has
    between 10 and 200 employees, and has a staff and management committed
    to creating a more physically active workplace, Active Edmonton's
    workplace demonstration sites program may be for you. Please contact
    Lindsay Wright (492-0758/lindsay.wright@ualberta.ca) or Brenda Wong
    (496-4943/brenda.wong@edmonton.ca) for more information.