2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor

This study explores individual factors in their relation to physical activity and sport, including awareness of messages, knowledge, beliefs about the benefits, attitudes, self-efficacy, behavioural control, intention, and initial steps to becoming active.

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Bulletin 18: Intention to be active and reasons to be active

2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor

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Bulletin 18: Intention to be active and reasons to be active

Summary

The 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor asked adults in Canada about factors associated with their activity level, including their intention to be more active, the reasons for being more active, and describing what would help them become more active. This bulletin summarizes these findings in relation to individual, household, and community characteristics.
Intention to be active

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Publication Date: March 31, 2017

Bulletin 17: Steps towards becoming more active

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Bulletin 17: Steps towards becoming more active

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The 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor asked Canadian adults about factors associated with their activity level, including steps that they may have taken in the past year with the purpose of becoming more active. Adults were asked about steps which ranged from seeking information to more active involvement such as trying a class or taking the stairs. In addition, they were also asked about the degree to which these steps helped them actually become more active. This bulletin summarizes these findings in relation to individual, household, and community characteristics.

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Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Bulletin 15: Beliefs about the benefits of physical activity

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Bulletin 15: Beliefs about the benefits of physical activity

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The 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor asked Canadians (18 years and older) about their beliefs about the benefits of physical activity, including the prevention of heart disease, reducing stress, and maintaining the ability to do everyday tasks with age. In addition to the perceived benefits, the study explored Canadians’ perceptions about the level of their own activity for reaping these same benefits.

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Publication Date: December 23, 2016

Bulletin 12: Reasons for using trails

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Bulletin 12: Reasons for using trails

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The types of trails in Canada are diverse and can include land-based routes or water-based routes. In a previous bulletin, the 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor asked Canadians (18 years and older) about their use of trails, the frequency of use, and in what season the trail is typically used (Bulletin #10). In addition, the survey also further asked about the primary reason for using the trail. The reasons identified by trail users are summarized in this research bulletin.

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Publication Date: October 31, 2016

Bulletin 11: Types of sports or activities participated in when using trails

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Bulletin 11: Types of sports or activities participated in when using trails

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The types of trails available in Canada are varied and may include land-based routes or water-based routes. In a previous bulletin, the 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor asked Canadians (18 years and older) about their use of trails, the frequency of use, and in what season the trail is typically used (Bulletin #10 in this series). In addition, the survey also further asked about the types of sports or activities conducted on the trail. These types of activities are summarized in this research bulletin.

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Publication Date: September 6, 2016

Bulletin 10: Trail use in Canada

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Bulletin 10: Trail use in Canada

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The types of trails in Canada are varied and can include land-based routes including designated footpaths, multi-usage tracks, bicycle routes, boardwalks, pre-existing rail lines, and designated access roads, or water-based trails, such as waterways and portage routes. The 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor asked Canadians (18 years and older) about their use of trails, the frequency of use, and in what season the trail is typically used. This bulletin summarizes these findings.

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Publication Date: August 4, 2016

Bulletin 08: Sport participation in Canada

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Bulletin 08: Sport participation in Canada

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The 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor examined Canadians’ participation in sport, whereby sport is defined as physical activities that usually involve competition and rules and develop specific skills. Based on this definition, 34% of Canadians 18 years and older indicate that they participate in sport.

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Publication Date: May 31, 2016

Bulletin 07: Popular physical activities among Canadian adults

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Bulletin 07: Popular physical activities among Canadian adults

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The 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor asked Canadians’ about the type of physical activities that they participated in during the 12 months prior to the survey. This bulletin summarizes the popular activities and further explores differences by age and sex.

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Publication Date: May 6, 2016

Bulletin 06: Social norms for walking

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Bulletin 06: Social norms for walking

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The 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor asked Canadian adults (aged 18+) about the walking behaviours of their family and peers. About half of Canadian adults agree to some extent that most of their family members walk for at least 30 minutes al-most every day. About one-third of Canadians agree to some extent that most of their friends and other people they know walk at least this much.

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Publication Date: March 31, 2016

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