Research to Action Conference
July 17 and 18, 2009 the CCAA will host the first Research to Action: Activity and Aging Continuing Education Conference. Not only is the conference for CCAA trained individuals but also open to anyone with an interest in the field of physical activity and aging. This two-day conference will be held at Western and is partially supported by funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
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CCAA Newsletter Readership Survey
The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging would like to better address the needs of those who receive our publications. A survey will be used to determine how our newsletter and course update content can be improved.
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Effect of Summer Weather of Physical Activity Levels of Older Adults
Article summary by Nazia Bhatti BHSc
Physical activity levels of older community-dwelling adults are influenced by summer weather variables Appl/ Physiol. Nutr. Metab. 34: 182-190 (2009)
Caitlin Brandon, Dawn Gill, Mark Speechley, Jason Gilliland, and Gareth Jones
A study conducted by Brandon et al. examined the effects that summer weather has on the physical activity levels of older adults. In general, they found that age and air quality have a significant effect on exercise levels. As adults age the body’s ability to tolerate heat decreases. When temperatures reach over 30 degrees Celsius physical activities levels of older adults tend to decrease.
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Class not rusting anytime soon - A class and participant feature
Pat Greenlaw and Peter Clements are both instructors for the 6:45am Monday, Wednesday, Friday early bird class at the CCAA. Even though the class takes place in the wee hours of the early morning, the participants always make the effort to come in with smiles on their faces and are always ready to exercise. Both instructors would agree that teaching this class is a great start to their day. Pat describes the participants as an “awesome group of people”. With diverse cultural backgrounds, life experiences and unique talents; they all bring a rich dynamic to the class.
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Successful aging at its best - A CCAA Trainer Feature
Toni Johnston is a wife, mother of three, CCAA SFIC trainer and a health care professional who excels in all that she does. Toni has always enjoyed being active, and particularly loves gardening, camping and exercising. Her positive attitude, dedication and enthusiasm have allowed for her to become successful in the field of health and physical activity.
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