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Understanding child and parent perceptions of barriers influencing children’s active school travel

Understanding child and parent perceptions of barriers influencing children’s active school travel

Physical activity plays a fundamental role in the health and well-being of children. The journey to and from school offers many children a regular opportunity to be physically active. This study examines how child and parent perceptions of barriers to adopting active school travel modes (e.g., walking, biking) influences children’s travel behaviour. This study uses […]

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Dr Stephanie Coen a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow!

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Coen, a postdoctoral associate with the HEALab working with supervisor Dr. Jason Gilliland, who was recently awarded a 2-year fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for her project entitled “Environmental influences on gendered inequities in physical activity: Centring young people’s experiences.” Coen notes that while gender differences in […]

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Active School Travel Intervention Methodologies in North America: A Systematic Review

Most North American (Canada & U.S.) children are not achieving their prescribed levels of daily physical activity. Active school travel (AST), that is walking or wheeling to/from school, is an accessible way for many children to increase their participation in daily physical activity, and subsequently improve their overall health and well-being. In this manuscript “Active […]

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