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.”
June 1, 2010
This week, we highlight new state-level physical activity data from the CDC, a successful walking school bus program in Missouri, and Instant Recess in the office environment:
State Indicator Report on Physical Activity 2010 (Source: CDC) Information on physical activity behavior, policy and environmental supports within each state.
Missouri takes on childhood obesity one step at a time (Source: Columbia Missourian)
Columbia, Missouri school district implements a walking school bus program as part of a school-based childhood obesity movement.
Instant Recess promotes health for adults by making exercise a group activity (Source: Washington Post) "Instant Recess" engineers physical activity into the otherwise sedentary workday.
How does your state rank, and how could that ranking be improved over the next year? Share your thoughts!