Baddeck Pop Ban Update


Rural Children and Adults Have Significantly Higher Rates of Obesity than their Urban Counterparts 


– This study on ways to better improve active living in rural communities.  Many of these items would make sense for physical activity strategies in rural municipalities and Mi’kmaw communities.


Even after accounting for differences such as socioeconomic factors, eating behaviors, and physical activity. Higher rates of overweight and obesity among rural residents, even after accounting for these demographic and behavioral factors, suggests that rural environments themselves may somehow promote obesity. Based on recent national body mass index (BMI) data, the obesity rate for rural children ages 2–18 is 22 percent, compared to 17 percent for urban children. Among children, rural black children have the highest risk of all subgroups, with a higher obesity rate than both rural white children5 and urban black children.Among adults, 40 percent of rural adults are obese, compared to 33% of urban adults.

Sugar, Heart Disease & Stroke


Position Statement by Heart & Stroke Foundation

New supplement to the Journal of PA and Health that focuses on Walking:


Alzheimers Could Be Prevented By Meeting Minimum Physical Activity Guidelines


Researchers recently reviewed over 800 studies and concluded that 1 in 7 cases of ‪#‎Alzheimers‬ could be prevented if everyone met the minimum guidelines of 150 minutes of ‪#‎exercise‬ per week, in doses as short as 10 minutes at a time.

Checkup CBC Panel: Cancer the #1 Killer – Aired Nov 25th on CBC

CBC Health Panel has the latest on cancer. What are we doing to prevent it, what are we doing to treat it and are we any closer to a cure?


High Cost of Obesity


The Secrets of Sugar


Happy Feet
Series on research at Cape Breton University, discuss why walking and biking to school with your children creates positive emotions. Catherine O’Brien, an Associate Professor in the Education Department at the School of Professional Studies at CBU, explains. Monday January 20, 2014

Daily Physical Activity May Help Lower Parkinson’s Risk


Obese, Overweight Population hits 2.1 billion worldwide


Older Women Who Exercise Outdoors More Likely To Stick With It, Study Finds



Let Them Play project supported after school physical activity programs for children ages 5-12 in Kings County, Nova Scotia. The project uncovered insights on how to structure a successful after school program and on the types of programs that work well for engaging children in physical activity. These insights are share in the report titled Let Them Play: Lessons in After School Program Quality Through the RBC Learn to Play Project (authors: Legrand, Memet, Raftery). It also provides recommendations for funding and policies related to after school programs. Download the report. http://activeafterschool.ca/resource/let-them-play-lessons-after-school-program-quality-kings-county-nova-scotia

The project was part of a year-long Leadership Project undertaken by the Kings County Recreation Group, with funding support from RBC, the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, the Province of Nova Scotia, Sport Nova Scotia and the Municipality of the County of Kings.

Congestive Heart Failure Risk


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