2003 Capacity Study

Communicating the benefits of physical activity for children: A parent's perspective (2005) (ISBN 1-895724-45-7)

Physical inactivity during childhood has been linked to sedentary behaviour in adulthood. Statistics show 3 out of 5 Canadian children (aged 5-17) are not active enough for optimal growth and development. The 2003 Capacity Study examines how parents receive and understand physical activity messages for their children.

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Bulletin 05: Other consideration

2003 Capacity Study

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Bulletin 05: Other consideration

Summary

The amount of time spent in sedentary activities at school and at home.  

  List of topics:    
    Participation in sedentary activities at school  
    Participation in sedentary activities at home
 

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Publication Date: October 20, 2005

Bulletin 04: Trial of physical activity

2003 Capacity Study

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Bulletin 04: Trial of physical activity

Summary

Participation in organized activities and location of activities by population groups.  

  List of topics:    
    Participation in organized sport   
    Location of physical activity
 

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Publication Date: October 20, 2005

Bulletin 03: Barrier for the "product"

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Bulletin 03: Barrier for the "product"

Summary

Perceived barriers to children's physical activity and participation in certain activities by population groups.

  List of topics:    
    Barriers towards physical activity – lack of convenient facilities   
    Barriers towards physical activity – prohibitive cost   
    Barriers towards physical activity – safety concerns
   
    Barriers towards physical activity – lack of skill or ability   
    Barriers towards physical activity – time demands of homework   
    Barriers towards physical activity – prefer sedentary activities   
    Barriers towards physical activity – lack of programs or opportunities
 

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Publication Date: October 20, 2005

Bulletin 02: Understanding aspects of the "product" of physical activity

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Bulletin 02: Understanding aspects of the "product" of physical activity

Summary

Understanding the amount of physical activity required and the intensity for children and youth to achieve health benefits as per Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active Living for Children and Youth and individual ratings of certain types of physical activities in terms of achieving health benefits for children and youth are presented by population groups.  

  List of topics:    
    Duration of activities: one bout versus accumulation of time  
    Intensity of activities   
    Rating activities as beneficial for children: recreational activities   
    Rating activities as beneficial for children: organized sports  
    Rating activities as beneficial for children: outdoor activities   
    Rating activities as beneficial for children: walking and bicycling   
    Rating activities as beneficial for children: household chores
 

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Publication Date: October 20, 2005

Bulletin 01: Awareness and attention to physical activity

2003 Capacity Study

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Bulletin 01: Awareness and attention to physical activity

Summary

Awareness of Canada's guidelines for physical activity for children and youth and obtaining information from health professionals by population groups.  

  List of topics:    
    Awareness of physical activity guidelines for children and youth   
    Advice from a health professional
 
 

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Publication Date: October 20, 2005