Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Does the Built Environment Influence Health?

Challenging the influence of the built environment on sedentary living

The Alberta Centre for Active Living, Mount Royal University and the Healthy Communities Association of Lethbridge and Area are proud to co-sponsor this important half-day Physical Activity Forum in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge.

The recent literature in public health and health promotion implies that the built environment influences physical activity and through that, individual health. Although this concept seems reasonable, we need to be able to test it.

This presentation will address the challenges of including the study of physical activity patterns in the context of disciplines where there is little history of doing this. Dr. Doyle Baker will make particular reference to the relationship between sedentary behaviour and the built environment.

When: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery

To register, contact Dianne Livingstone or 403-320-4768

Register early, as seating is limited! There is no cost for this event.

Dr. Doyle-Baker is a doctor of Public Health, and an associate professor at the University of Calgary, in both the Faculty of Kinesiology and Environmental Design. Her research is in the field of clinical exercise physiology and her lab group is passionate about primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and obesity. Her students' skills set revolve around analyzing the impact of energy expenditure on blood and bone biomarkers.

Dr. Doyle-Baker is a mother of three boys and enjoys writing, public speaking, and playing ice hockey. She is known for her engaging style of speaking.

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