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Apr. 26, 2013 Active Aging: Consultation Report BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) conducted a comprehensive, province-wide consultation to engage key stakeholders at the community level to collect input related to existing seniors’ strategies including tools and promising practices; identify services and supports that assist seniors in staying active; and identify barriers and gaps in community supports. admin BC Recreation and Parks Association Link
Apr. 26, 2013 Literature Review of Active Aging (2006) A literature review focussing on strategies that assist seniors to stay active. admin BC Recreation and Parks Association Link
Apr. 26, 2013 Planning for Healthy Aging: A Literature Review (2011) This report provides a literature review on planning for healthy aging and a sample of existing tools and resources to help older adults plan. The target audience is older adults age 65 –74; however, age 50 –64 and 75 plus have also been considered. The majority of tools apply to all groups admin BC Ministry of Health Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Assessing the influence of the built environment on physical activity for utility and recreation in suburban metro Vancouver. Living in areas with lower land use mix, lower commercial and lower recreational land increased the odds of low levels of walking for errands. Individuals living in the lower third of land use mix and institutional land were more likely to report low levels of walking for leisure. admin Assessing the influence of the built environment on physical activity for utility and recreation in suburban metro Vancouver. Lisa Oliver, Nadine Schuurman, Alexander Hall and Michael Hayes. BMC Public Health 2011, 11:959. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 The Role of Built Environments in Physical Activity, Obesity, and CVD The purposes of the present paper are to describe multilevel ecological models of behavior as they apply to physical activity, describe key concepts, summarize evidence on the relation of built environment attributes to physical activity and obesity, and provide recommendations for built environment changes that could increase physical activity. The intent of this non-systematic review is to... admin James F. Sallis, Myron F. Floyd, Daniel A. Rodríguez, and Brian E. Saelens.The Role of Built Environments in Physical Activity, Obesity, and CVD. PMC 125(5): 729–737. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Neighborhood land use diversity and physical activity in adjacent parks Park availability and land use diversity (LUD) are independent environmental correlates of physical activity (PA). This paper investigated whether parks were more likely to be used for PA if surrounded by greater LUD, as well as the interaction of LUD with the number of facilities in the park for predicting use of the park for PA. admin Andrew T. Kaczynski, Amanda J. Johnson, Brian E. Saelens. Neighborhood land use diversity and physical activity in adjacent parksHealth & Place, Volume 16, Issue 2, March 2010, Pages 413–415 Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Income parities in perceived neighborhood built and social environment attributes. The present study explored whether perceived neighborhood environmental attributes associated with physical activity differ by neighborhood income. admin James F. Sallis, Donald J. Slymen, Terry L. Conway, Lawrence D. Frank, Brian E. Saelens, Kelli Cain, James E. ChapmanIncome disparities in perceived neighborhood built and social environment attributesHealth & Place, Volume 17, Issue 6, November 2011, Pages 1274–1283. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Where Are Youth Active? Roles of Proximity, Active Transport, and Built Environment. Study examined factors related to two sources of physical activity for youth: active use of recreation sites and active transport to recreation sites. Findings support the need for built environments and transportation policies that facilitate safe, active transport to recreation sites for youth physical activity. admin GROW, H. M., B. E. SAELENS, J. KERR, N. H. DURANT, G. J. NORMAN, and J. F. SALLIS. Where Are Youth Active? Roles of Proximity, Active Transport, and Built Environment. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 40, No. 12, pp. 2071–2079, 2008. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 Contributions of Built Environment to Childhood Obesity. A multidisciplinary literature review investigating the association between various built environment attributes and childhood obesity. admin Rahman, T., Cushing, R. A., & Jackson, R. J. (2011). Contributions of Built Environment to Childhood Obesity. Mount Sinai Journal Of Medicine, 78(1), 49-57. Link
Apr. 24, 2013 An Australian Version of the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale: Validity Evidence This study examined validity evidence for the Australian version of the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale (NEWS-AU). admin Cerin, E., Leslie, E., Owen, N., & Bauman, A. (2008). An Australian Version of the Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale: Validity Evidence. Measurement In Physical Education & Exercise Science, 12(1), 31-51. Link
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