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The Transit Referendum: On our way to making Vancouver the Greenest City in the World?

By Crista Bartolomeu Most of us are aware by now that vehicles are a huge source of carbon emissions. Despite trying to reduce my carbon footprint, I sit in traffic daily feeling as if I am negating all my other … Continue reading

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Celebrating Active Streets // Active People Research Participants: Looking back, and stepping forward

“It was lovely to see [your research team again] and to see the results of your study. I very much enjoyed being a participant and would certainly be willing to take part in any future studies.” – Johanna, ASAP research … Continue reading

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Why Physical Inactivity is the Cinderella of non-communicable diseases: 8 common myths de-bunked

Much like Cinderella, physical inactivity goes under-recognized and largely under-appreciated. Bull and Bauman (2011) state that physical inactivity receives a “poverty of policy attention and resourcing proportionate to its importance.” Addressing physical inactivity needs to be a global public health … Continue reading

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A vote for ASAP Jr. is a vote for “kids on the move” (please watch and “like” our short video)

 Originally posted on The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility blog Active Streets // Active People Junior‘s Christine Voss has entered the annual Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) Talks video competition. Their video, “Kids on the Move” highlights … Continue reading

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The repelling buzz of “The Mosquito” – Ageist public health promotion?

Imagine sitting on your front patio on a warm summer day trying to read, or study, and be disturbed by a constant high frequency sound. The device that is responsible for this disruption is ‘the mosquito’. A Welsh company made … Continue reading

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A guide for success during data collection: Top four lessons from my experience ‘in the field’ with ASAP Sr.

This past September and October, the Active Streets, Active People (ASAP) team set out for the second phase of the ASAP-Sr project. The 2014 core data collection team included: Suzanne (ASAP Project Coordinator), Paul and Lutetia (CHHM Operations), Vivian (an … Continue reading

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“I’d Rather Stay” on the film fest circuit: reaching an international public

Communicating research to an international public, while stimulating discussion, and challenging misconceptions about aging, neighbourhood environments, and health is integral to our knowledge translation and exchange strategy. I therefore represented with pleasure our team’s I’d Rather Stay documentary at two … Continue reading

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The secrets of highly active older adults: An interview with the author Thea Franke

September is buzzing with activity at the CHHM research institute. We are currently collecting data for Phase 2 of ASAP Sr. (read more about that research program HERE), and our team members’ publications are hot off the presses. For the … Continue reading

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‘I’d Rather Stay’- Full documentary and support resources now available on our new website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of: http://www.shapethepath.ca. This new website hosts our team’s documentary I’d Rather Stay, as well as support resources for individuals and organizations interested in having their own video screening and discussion. The documentary, … Continue reading

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A Global Fail? International Comparisons of Physical Activity of Children and Youth Report Cards

By Dr. Christine Voss, Postdoctoral Research Fellow The 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children recently brought together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to address the growing childhood physical inactivity crisis. There was an impressive agenda of scientific … Continue reading

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