July 19, 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”
July 21, 2010, 12:30-5:15pm EDT
Registration is free.
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
ALR Conference- Call For Abstracts and Award Nominations
Due August 6, 2010, 11:59pm PDT
Active Living Research (ALR), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has announced a call for presentation and paper abstracts, and a call for award nominations for its Annual Conference on February 22-24, 2011, in San Diego, CA.
The theme of the 2011 conference is “Partnerships for Progress in Active Living: From Research to Action.”
July 14, 2010
This week, we highlight promising physical activity programs for school children, as well as adults with disabilities:
Conflict resolution, physical activity drive playground program (Source: The Meadville Tribune) Description of the Peaceful Playground program, designed to increase physical activity and decrease bullying during recess.
Disabilities are no hurdle to exercise (Source: Delaware Online) Examples of successful physical activity programs for adults with disabilities.
Do you have experience with similar programs in your community? Share your tips for success!
July 2, 2010
This week’s articles include a discussion on ‘fitness vs. fatness’ and a description of how a museum is being used to promote physical activity:
Can you be fat and fit? More health experts say yes (Source: NPR) A cardiologist asks physicians to explore beyond BMI.
Children’s Museum’s exercise program promotes healthy living (Source: Star News Online) Children’s museum in Wilmington offers weekly physical activity classes.
Where do you stand on the fitness vs. fatness debate? Weigh in below (pun intended).