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FAMILY INFLUENCE ON CHILDREN’S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND THEIR USE OF KINGSTON GETS ACTIVE’S GRADE 5 COMMUNITY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PASS
Background: Canadian children's physical inactivity levels are a public health concern due to their association with chronic diseases and mental health. Families are considered gatekeepers to children’s behaviours, and may ...
The Burden of Obesity and Physical Inactivity Across the Lifespan, with a Focus on Health-Related Quality of Life
Obesity and physical inactivity are major risk factors for numerous chronic diseases, conditions, and early mortality. Healthy body weight and physical activity (PA) are also positively associated with health-related ...
PARENTS, PRACTITIONERS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH FOR A HEALTHY FAMILY ENVIRONMENT: A PILOT EVALUATION TO PROMOTE HEALTHY WEIGHT IN CHILDREN
Given that childhood obesity has become a public health concern, the development and implementation of effective interventions addressing this issue are needed. Research suggests that the use of a parent-only approach is ...
Does the Plan Fit? The Effectiveness of Combining Implementation Intentions and Regulatory Fit for Increasing Physical Activity and Decreasing Sedentary Behaviour
The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of combining implementation intentions (II) and regulatory fit in the context of two important health goals: increasing leisure time physical activity and decreasing ...
Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Melatonin Among Rotating Shift Nurses
Background: Shift work is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, where decreased melatonin has been proposed as an intermediate in the causal pathway. The influence of physical activity on ...
Street Connectivity as a Determinant of Health in Canadian Youth
Background: Street connectivity, an important aspect of the built environment, refers to the directness of links and the density of connections in road networks. Street connectivity of youth’s neighborhoods may impact ...