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Sedentary workers would benefit from standing up for their health
Denise Ryan, Vancouver Sun
Guest Editorial: Physical Activity and Workplace Sedentary Behaviour
Physiotherapy Canada, Volume 64, Number 1 / 2012
Are older women more hip to be fit?
Watching television is one of the most popular, yet also one of the most sedentary, daytime companions of our time. Physical activity, in contrast to sedentary behaviour, is a comprehensive term that encompasses household tasks, activities of daily living, and leisure time physical activity, including exercise and sports.
New Year’s Evolution
Our work provides evidence for how to get people to sit less and move more.
Why Physical Inactivity is the Cinderella of non-communicable diseases: 8 common myths de-bunked by Dr. Adrian Bauman
FReSH Start Toolkit: Fracture Recovery for Seniors at Home, A hip fracture recovery guide for patients & families
A hip fracture is a life changing event. It's the role of your healthcare team to give you the best care possible while you're in the hospital but about when it's time to go home? For many, it can be a challenging time for the person recovering and for caregivers who want to provide the best help possible.
Opinion: A Yes vote is a vote for active aging
Chances of remaining active for longer are related to reduced sedentary behaviours, moving more and to living in a healthy community, with accessible bus stops, frequent buses, protected bike paths, safe pedestrian walkways and plenty of benches and rest stops, Heather McKay writes.
Seasons of Sidewalks
I have become acutely aware of the micro-features of the built environment that impact the walkability of a neighbourhood. In particular, this summer it seemed like lawn sprinklers created an obstacle course as I walked to work. Sprinklers went off at exactly the same time that I was trying to get to my destination. Maybe water dodging makes for good speed and agility training?
Creature of Habit: How to use cues like toothbrushes to add more physical activity into your life
I walk to work every day at a similar time, and during my journey I frequently meet the same people along the way. There are travellers on bicycles-- and some on foot. I have realized that this is my active transport community, and look forward to seeing them each day, and depending on where we meet, they remind me of my daily progress. In one place in particular, as I walk down a long, and steep hill, I enjoy having brief exchanges with the cyclists, runners and walkers, who wave as they slowly make their way up the hill.
Helping our parents age in place
In 2015 a major shift occurred in Canada’s population: for the first time there were more Canadians over the age of 65 than under the age of 15. Currently at 5.8 million, the number of Canadian 65 years of age or older will double in the next 25 years.
Pedestrian Crossing Ahead
Health-care practitioners recommend walking for its many benefits. Some benefits, such as muscle strength, and endurance, are obvious. But walking can also contribute to psychosocial wellbeing through social interaction and community engagement. These factors are especially important for older adults. Yet there may be some hidden challenges to walking within a community such as crossing the street. Depending on the neighbourhood “built environment," crosswalks can be hectic, filled with distractions. Meeting the time demands of the crosswalk can be difficult for older pedestrians3, especially those with mobility challenges.
Leigh Gabel wins the Endeavour Research Fellowship
CHHM Trainee Leigh Gabel was awarded the Endeavour Research Fellowship in December 2013 to spend 4 - 6 months in Melbourne, Australia, working with Dr. Jo Salmon and her team at Deakin University.
CHHM Lunch & Learn [Fall 2011]
Tips and Tricks for getting started with Stata
It's not obesity that's killing us – it's the lack of exercise
Sarah Warwick, The Guardian, November 28, 2011
Sit less, live more: Why sitting is the new tobacco - and how to quit the habit
Vancouver Sun - Yvonne Jeffery (Calgary Herald) - January 31, 2012
Dr. Bob Sallis on his recent visit to CHHM and walking in BC
In June 2014 Dr. Bob Sallis—world leader in the Exercise is Medicine Movement—visited CHHM as the first leg in his province-wide tour.
I have more choices, so I am choosing to move.
Since my retirement, I have been involved in my community at the West End Senior’s Network and volunteered at various events including the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Despite my involvement, my activity level has decreased over the years and I’ve been looking for ways to fill my days. I’ve also been wanting to get more physically active but it’s been difficult to motivate myself especially when the days are dark, cold and rainy.
CHHM Core Research Members, Dr. Antony Hodgson and Dr. Pierre Guy, co-found new spin-off company - Traumis Surgical Systems Inc.
UILO Annual Report 2012
CHHM 2nd Annual Trainee Poster Day
A day in the Lab: Tendon Research Group
Welcome to Dr. Alex Scott’s lab – changing what we know about tendon injury and recovery.
Christine Voss: Tackling the physical inactivity pandemic through research and running
VCHRI features Christine Voss, who exemplifies the importance of physical fitness for a bright mind and healthy body.
The Walk of Life
Small Choice. Big impact.
For researchers working in and with the community, there is nothing better than seeing the impact of our work in the lives of individuals participating in one of our programs. So I was thrilled to watch an online video interview in Prince Rupert’s The Northern View News of a participant in a physical activity program for older adults now being piloted and evaluated across BC.
The Walk for Lupus
Take a Step to Conquer Lupus on June 5
In it together
My Mom and I share more than just good genes and the love of our family. We also follow a similar physical activity program to keep us active and engaged within our community. Let me explain.
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