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Apr. 24, 2013 Canadian Child and Youth-Friendly Land-Use and Transport Planning Guidelines This document sets out the Canadian Child-and Youth-friendly Land-Use and Transport Planning Guidelines. The guidelines are elaborated more fully in ten Guidelines documents, one for each province, each about 80 pages in length. admin Centre for Sustainable Transportation (2010), Link
Apr. 22, 2013 Research and the Management of Campus Recreation The survey findings presented in this paper indicate there is a growing concern about participants' attitudes toward programs, a need to determine the sociological and psychological effects of the programming, and an awareness that program managers are moving away from traditional offerings of competitive sports and are emphasizing the concept of total wellness. admin Matthews, D. O. (1987). Research and the Management of Campus Recreation. Journal Of Sport Management, 1(1), 32-36. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 School sport policy and school-based physical activity environments and their association with observed physical activity in middle school children. Empirical research on the effects of school sport policies on children’s physical activity is limited. This study examined sport policies (intramural vs.varsity),physical settings within schools, and supervision in relation to physical activity using the System for Observing Play and Leisure in Youth(SOPLAY). admin Bocarro, J.N., Kanters, M.A., Cerin, E., Floyd, M.F., Casper, J.M., Suau, L.J., McKenzie, T.L. (2012). School sport policy and school-based physical activity environments and their association with observed physical activity in middle school children. Health & Place, 18(1), 31-38. Link
Nov. 28, 2016 2015 Report on Physical Literacy in BC: An Environmental Scan of BC municipal recreation organizations The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) recognizes the importance of physical literacy and the role recreation can play in developing and supporting physical literacy among British Columbians. In an effort to learn more about the ways municipalities are engaged in physical literacy efforts across British Columbia, the BCRPA conducted an environmental scan. The purpose of the... admin2 BC Recreation and Parks Association
Apr. 24, 2013 A Community-Based Hip-Hop Dance Program for Youth in a Disadvantaged Community in Ottawa: Implementation Findings. **Need Document** Participation in physical activity is important for the positive development and well-being of youth. A community-academic partnership was formed to improve access to physical activity for youth in one disadvantaged community in Ottawa, Canada. After consulting this community, a new hip-hop dance intervention was implemented. admin Beaulac, Julie; Olavarria, Marcela; Kristjansson, Elizabeth. A Community-Based Hip-Hop Dance Program for Youth in a Disadvantaged Community in Ottawa: Implementation Findings.Health Promotion Practice. May2010 Supplement, Vol. 11 Issue 3S, p61S-69S. Link
Apr. 22, 2013 A Conceptual Framework for Improving the Accessibility of Fitness and Recreation Facilities for People This article presents an approach for improving the accessibility of fitness and recreation environments that enables participation and input from members of the community, as well as persons with expertise in accessibility. admin Barth B. Riley, James H. Rimmer, Edward Wang, and William J. Schiller. A Conceptual Framework for Improving the Accessibility of Fitness and Recreation Facilities for People. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2008, 5, 158-168 Link
May. 8, 2013 A Conceptual Framework for Improving the Accessibility of Fitness and Recreation Facilities for People With Disabilities Access to fitness and recreation facilities is an important issue for people with disabilities. Although policy and legislation have helped to remove various environmental barriers, there remain a substantial number of inaccessible features in fitness and recreation facilities. This article presents an approach for improving the accessibility of fitness and recreation environments that... admin Barth B. Riley, James H. Rimmer, Edward Wang, and William J. Schiller
Apr. 22, 2013 A prospective examination of children’s time spent outdoors, objectively measured physical activity and overweight This study aimed to determine whether time spent outdoors was associated with objectively measured physical activity, body mass index (BMI) z-score and overweight in elementary-school aged children, cross-sectionally and prospectively over 3 years. admin V Cleland, D Crawford, L A Baur, C Hume, A Timperio and J Salmon. International Journal of Obesity (2008) 32, 1685–1693. Link
Apr. 23, 2013 A Review of Accelerometry-Based Wearable Motion Detectors for Physical Activity Monitoring Characteristics of physical activity are indicative of one’s mobility level, latent chronic diseases and aging process. Accelerometers have been widely accepted as useful and practical sensors for wearable devices to measure and assess physical activity. This paper reviews the development of wearable accelerometry-based motion detectors. admin Che-Chang Yang and Yeh-Liang Hsu. Sensors (Basel).2010; 10(8): 7772-7788 Link
May. 8, 2013 A Summer to Change a Life: Video A powerful video called "A Summer to Change a Life" by Ian Hill that challenges Parks and Recreation staff to think about the vital and critical role they can play in building "citizens of tomorrow" within their summer programs. admin Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) Link
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