Lessons learned from Action Schools! BC - an 'active school' model to promote physical activity in elementary schools.

Naylor, P. J., Macdonald, H. M., Zebedee, J. A., Reed, K. E. and McKay, H. A. (2006) Lessons learned from Action Schools! BC - an 'active school' model to promote physical activity in elementary schools.. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 9 5: 413-423. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2006.06.013


Author Naylor, P. J.
Macdonald, H. M.
Zebedee, J. A.
Reed, K. E.
McKay, H. A.
Title Lessons learned from Action Schools! BC - an 'active school' model to promote physical activity in elementary schools.
Formatted title
Lessons learned from Action Schools! BC—An ‘active school’ model to promote physical activity in elementary schools
Journal name Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-2440
1878-1861
Publication date 2006-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2006.06.013
Volume 9
Issue 5
Start page 413
End page 423
Total pages 11
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract Obesity and physical inactivity have been linked to a host of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, type II diabetes and osteoporosts." Childhood obesity almost tripled in Canada between 1986 and 1991 2 and 56% of Canadian youth aged 12-19 years are physically inactive.! The annual costs of physical inactivity and obesity in Canada, are US$ 5.3 billion and 4.3 billion, respectively. 1 The human burden of preventable chronic diseases and the potential impact of these on the sustainability of the health care system highlight the importance of public health efforts to target known risk factors. As physical activity (PA) and obesity are known to track from childhood to adolescencev'' and, to a lesser degree, through to adulthood, 6-8 the growing years may represent the best opportunity to intervene to establish healthy lifestyle behaviours.
Keyword Physical activity
Program evaluation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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