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S4H 2Z9
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Physical activity - community based

Community Based Physical Activity

Population Health Promotion aims to strengthen and build capacity among all members of a community, assist in removing barriers to, and creating supportive environments for, participation in physical activity through policy and community design principles. 

Population Health Promotion also aims to promote and increase awareness in the community of the health benefits of regular physical activity and to motivate people to become more active.    

Saskatchewan In Motion

  •  Only 15 per cent of Saskatchewan’s children and youth are active enough for health benefits.
  •  In 1999, about $2.1 billion of the total direct costs to Canada’s health care system was attributable to physical inactivity.
  •  A family that walks two miles a day instead of driving will, in one year, prevent 730 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

Active Healthy Kids Canada:

Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
http://www.activehealthykids.ca/

Saskatchewan Supplement to Report Card on Physical Activity
http://www.saskatchewaninmotion.ca/whats_new/?a=95.

For more information contact:

http://www.saskatchewaninmotion.ca/

Weyburn’s Walkable and Livable Community Project

In August, 2010, Weyburn In Motion, in conjunction with Saskatchewan In Motion, Sun Country Health Region and the Regional Intersectoral Committee, conducted a three-day workshop with renowned community consultant Dan Burden.

The intent was to assist the City of Weyburn with future urban planning, to make Weyburn even more suited to “Active Transportation,” and therefore encourage walking, cycling, jogging and an active lifestyle for residents.

Dan Burden started the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute in 2009 to assist cities throughout the world in becoming more walkable, bicycle friendly, sustainable, socially engaged, and welcoming places by improving the built form.

Through on-site assessments, expert review of current projects, workshops, and a community presentation, Dan engaged city planners, business owners, community members and leaders in learning how to successfully rebuild residential blocks, neighborhoods and city to support a more walkable concept.

Dan’s report will be available soon.  

Link to Walkable and livable Communities institute:  http://www.walklive.org/

For more information contact:
Laurie Schmidt
Regional Health Promotion Coordinator
Box 2003
Weyburn, SK  S4H 2Z9

Phone: 306-842-8697

laurie.schmidt@schr.sk.ca