Physical Activity

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The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of older adult physical activity services in New Brunswick including: the types of programs provided, program promotion, delivery agents, barriers to participation, training, evaluation, best practices and success stories. A preliminary scan was completed with a variety of New Brunswick physical activity and recreation program and service providers, those working directly with older adults and older adults themselves from municipal, private, non-profit, volunteer and provincial organizations.

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New Brunswick Medical Society’s Submission for the New Brunswick Education Plan

This document outlines eight recommendations of the New Brunswick Medical Society to the government of New Brunswick’s Ten Year Education Plan. Recommendations are in the areas of students’ education and practice of physical activity, nutrition, mental health promotion and sexual health education.

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NB Physical Literacy

The NB Physical Literacy Coalition advocates and facilitates the best understandings and applications of physical literacy and fundamental movement skills to inspire participation and performance in physical activity and sport.

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Canadian Diabetes Association of N.B.

The Canadian Diabetes Association leads the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, and discovering a cure.

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Recreation NB

Recreation NB is dedicated to advancing the recreation and parks field by broadening the knowledge and experience base of our members and by advocating for the value and benefit of leisure and recreation opportunities for all.

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Live Well! Bien Vivre!

Live Well! Bien Vivre! is taking a community-based approach to meeting wellness goals and the prevention and management of chronic medical conditions like type 2 diabetes in New Brunswick.

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The Wellness Movement

The Wellness Movement supports New Brunswick’s Wellness Strategy by being a common platform and connection point for wellness in New Brunswick.

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New Brunswick Medical Society

The New Brunswick Medical Society is the professional association representing all physicians in New Brunswick.

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Heart and Stroke Foundation of N.B.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery.

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Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health

This discussion document is based on a 2015 report about the ecological determinants of health developed by a Canadian Public Health Association working group.

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It’s My Life!

Did you know that about half of all cancers can be prevented? It’s My Life! is an interactive, evidence-based tool that teaches you how 10 lifestyle factors can affect your risk of getting cancer and what you can do to prevent it.

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Trampoline Safety

Backyard trampolines have become a sweeping trend in Canada. Unfortunately, hospital statistics have demonstrated this activity is associated with many risks. The good news is that most of these risks can be avoided with simple precautions. Doctors across Canada are voicing their concerns and advocating for parents to follow some steps to ensure their kids are safe on trampolines. Implementing these guidelines with your children and their friends will make sure jumping on a trampoline is fun while lessening the risk of injuries.

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Small Strides, Healthy Lives

Small Strides, Healthy Lives is a program run by Run NB and the New Brunswick Medical Society that helps encourage children and youth to get active by participating in ‘fun runs’ around the province. For information on the program and how to obtain medals for a locally-organised race, take a look at this resource.

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Care First

Care First is a document from New Brunswick’s doctors which outlines their ideas on healthier living and the public policy changes which are possible in New Brunswick that would help New Brunswickers make healthier choices and live happier lives.

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Great Minds Think Outside

Great Minds Think Outside is a hands-on, curriculum-linked, outdoor professional development program that will give teachers and educators the skills, tools, and resources they need to teach their students outside – whatever the subject matter!

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The Wellness Week Planning Kit

Wellness Week will continue to provide opportunities for schools, workplaces, groups, organizations and communities to help promote and celebrate wellness by hosting activities and events that address mental fitness, healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free living or any other dimension of wellness or determinant of health. Take advantage of this new tool to help you with your planning this year, no matter what stage you are at. The Wellness Week Planning Kit includes lots of helpful information to get you started.

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Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement – June 2015

Recently, various stakeholders have engaged in activities to promote and develop physical literacy. Sector leaders in Canada suggested that a common definition with consistent language was needed to provide clarity for the development of policy, practice and research.

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Canadian Pediatric Society

The Canadian Paediatric Society is the national association of paediatricians, committed to working together to advance the health of children and youth by nurturing excellence in health care, advocacy, education, research and support of its membership.

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Osteoporosis Canada

Osteoporosis Canada, a registered charity, is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.

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Canadian Parks Council: Healthy By Nature

Encouraging Canadians to spend more time in parks will support improved physical and mental/emotional health, and provide opportunities to inform and educate people about the important connection between healthy ecosystems and healthy human populations.

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Canadian Sport for Life

Canadian Sport for Life is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Canadian Sport for Life links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming.

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Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute

CFLRI is a national research agency concerned with educating Canadians about the importance of leading healthy, active lifestyles.

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Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines

Being physically active every day is enjoyable and safe for most people. Health benefits of physical activity include improved fitness, strength and feeling better. This booklet shows how you and your family can plan to be physically active every day using the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. Don’t forget to reduce sedendary time too!

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2015 ParticipACTION Report Card

Active Healthy Kids Canada developed the first Report Card in 2005 with the goal to power the movement to get kids moving. Over the last 10 years, more than 80,000 individuals and organizations have used the Report Card to advocate for and devise solutions to enhance physical activity opportunities for children and youth.

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Active Kids Toolkit / Training Program

A resource and training opportunity for those who work with or take care of young children and who need some support to enhance the physical activity experiences of children aged 0 to 5 years.

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Making My Outdoor Event Smoke-Free

As you plan your outdoor community event, there are many things to think about. This guide is designed to help you with your planning, and to help make your outdoor community event smoke-free.

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OPHEA – Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities

Since 1921, Ophea has been working to support the health and learning of children and youth in Ontario. Ophea is a not-for-profit organization led by the vision that all kids value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy active living.

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Physical & Health Education Canada

Canada’s premier professional organization for physical and health educators since its inception as the Canadian Physical Education Association (CPEA) in 1933.

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