News from July 2011
July 19, 2011
The Alberta Centre for Active Living has developed the Physical Activity Counselling Toolkit to address the lack of resources that are evidence- and behaviour-based. Written in plain language, the kit is a practical tool, suitable for practitioners working with clients who have, or are at risk of developing a chronic condition.
Developed in consultation with an advisory committee made up of Alberta practitioners , including Alberta CSEP members, and the Provincial Fitness Unit of Alberta Director, Katherine MacKeigan, the kit has been field tested and is ready to go. Check it out!
July 19, 2011
Research clearly points out the importance of active lifestyles to the physical, social and emotional health and well-being of Albertans. The Government of Alberta has drawn on this evidence and consulted with Alberta Active Living Partners and other strategic stakeholders to develop a new ten-year strategy related to recreation, active living and sport.
- Information about the development of the Active Alberta policy is available on the Alberta Tourism Parks and Recreation website. *
Resources for Leaders and Trainers
There is no one better equipped than AFLCA and Alberta CSEP members to deal with the impending active living revolution. Early this year, CSEP developed new Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour guidelines based on current evidence-based research. As well the Alberta Centre for Active Living, in consultation with Alberta CSEP and other stakeholders developed a plain language toolkit for physical activity counselling.