July 30, 2010
This week, we would like to spread the word about a couple of events that may be of interest to our readers:
CDC Webinar: Measurement of Active and Sedentary Behaviors
“Closing the Gaps in Self-Report Methods”
Slides are now available from this webinar.
This six-part webinar will provide:
- An overview of physical activity as a multidimensional health behavior
- An in-depth review of methods to measure active and sedentary behaviors by self-report
- An exploration of important issues when assessing physical activity in diverse populations
National Physical Activity Plan
“Reducing Liability Concerns and Getting Kids Active through Safe Routes to School (SRTS)”
August 11, 2010 1pm EST
Registration is free.
In this webinar, participants will learn:
-The basics of liability in the context of SRTS
-How school districts, nonprofit organizations, and others can reduce their liability in SRTS programs
-How SRTS programs can leave schools with a lower risk of liability than existed prior to the program
-Best practices for implementing SRTS programs and policies
-About new resources from NPAP
Do you know of any other learning opportunities coming up?
April 9, 2010
This week, we present abstracts on two studies published this month, and announce a webinar that may be of interest to our readers:
School Wellness Policy Leadership: Improving physical activity and physical education from state policy to school practices (Source: National Association of State Boards of Education). A free webinar this Thursday (4/15), sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and hosted by NASBE.
Effects of continuous vs. interval exercise training on blood pressure and arterial stiffness in treated hypertension (Source: Hypertension Research, PubMed) Researchers examine the effect of various exercise patterns among patients being treated for hypertension.
Physical Activity and Risk of Stroke in Women (Source: Stroke) Researchers continue building the evidence base for physical activity and reduced incidence of stroke.
How do YOU keep up with the latest research and training opportunities? Share your tips and share some links!