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 19: Importance of, and attitudes towards physical activity

2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor

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Bulletin 19: Importance of, and attitudes towards physical activity

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor asked Canadians (18 years and older) about the degree of importance that they attribute to physical activity and their attitudes towards physical activity and sport.In addition, adults were also asked about various attitudes towards physical activity.

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Publication Date: January 5, 2018

Bulletin 14: Knowledge of appropriate levels of physical activity to meet recommendations

2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor

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Bulletin 14: Knowledge of appropriate levels of physical activity to meet recommendations

Summary

In the 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor, the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute asked Canadian adults (aged 18 and older) about their knowledge of the amount of
physical activity required for health.

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Publication Date: November 30, 2017

Bulletin 13: Prompted and unprompted awareness about guidelines for physical activity

2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor

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Bulletin 13: Prompted and unprompted awareness about guidelines for physical activity

Summary

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s 2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor asked Canadian adults (aged 18 and older) about their awareness of guidelines for physical activity, both through a prompted and an unprompted question (or volunteered response). This bulletin summarizes these findings, in relation to demographic factors such as age, education, household income, or community size.

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Publication Date: September 30, 2017

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

2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor

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Bulletin 15: Beliefs about the benefits of physical activity

Summary

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

Summary

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

Summary

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

2014-2015 Physical Activity Monitor

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Bulletin 10: Trail use in Canada

Summary

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

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