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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% 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
Saskatchewan Supplement to Report Card on Physical Activity
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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 to assist the City of Weyburn in future urban planning.
The intention is 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(add link) 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 our blocks, neighborhoods and city to support a more walkable concept. Dan’s report will be available soon.
Link to Walkable and livable Communities institute: www.walklive.org
For more informatin contact:
Regional Health Promotion Coordinator
Weyburn, SK S4H 2Z9