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News from the Alberta Centre for Active Living

New report--Understanding Reported Rates of Physical Activity: Comparing the Results of
the Alberta Survey on Physical Activity
(http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/publications/physact_survey/pa_rates_report/Full_PASurvReport_Final.pdf)

Two recent major surveys examined physical activity levels in Alberta:

  • the 2002 Alberta Survey on Physical Activity (Alberta Centre for
    Active Living, 2002) reported that 57% of Albertans were active;
  • the 2002 Canadian Community Health Survey (Statistics Canada,
    2006) reported that 52% of Albertans were at least moderately active.

The new report looks at the main reasons for the different survey
results. An Executive Summary is also included
(http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/publications/physact_survey/pa_rates_report/PASurv_Executive_Summary.pdf).

Resource Library
The centre's library includes resources on physical activity, active
living, chronic disease prevention, the benefits of recreation, health
promotion, population health, health determinants, nutrition, heart
health, older adults, and workplace wellness. Check out recent
additions to the library at
http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/library/additions.html.