Happy holidays from the Alberta Centre for Active Living
(http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/publications/greetings/seasonsgreetings06.html). Here's some healthy holiday reading for you!
December 2006 Research Update (http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/publications/research.html)
- Centre article: Walking 10,000 Steps/Day: Are There Benefits?--Jenny Burgess (the Alberta Centre for Active Living's Research
Coordinator) responds to recent controversy about the benefits of
walking 10,000 steps a day by taking a look at whether the evidence
supports this type of walking program.
- Dietitians of Canada article: The Role of Food Supplements in
Preventing Chronic Disease--Milly Ryan-Harshman evaluates the role of
various food supplements (e.g., folic acid, vitamins B12 and D,
calcium, and selenium) in preventing certain types of chronic disease.
December 2006 WellSpring: Shall We Dance? A Way to Get People Active
- Feature article: A Dance a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Anne
Flynn--(Professor, Program of Dance, University of Calgary) discusses
the many physical and mental benefits of dance, including using dance
as a way to motivate people to keep active.
- Commentary: Fancy Footwork: Dancing Your Way to Health--Anna
Mouat (Associate Professor, Program of Dance, University of Calgary)
discusses a 2005 study from the McGill University that found that older
adults benefited physically and mentally from learning to dance the
New CHN article on children's physical activity
- The Alberta Centre for Active Living, which manages the Active
Living section on the Canadian Health Network (CHN), is pleased to
present the feature article on CHN: More than just child's play