2006 Physical Activity Monitor

Results from this study are based on data collected in 2006 and explore various factors that influence participation in physical activity in the workplace. Topics include a health profile of workers, perceived work-related benefits and barriers of physical activity, encouragement of physical activity at work, and fitness opportunities at or near work.

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Section 4: Fitness opportunities

2006 Physical Activity Monitor

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Section 4: Fitness opportunities

Summary

This section looks at sports teams and physical activity clubs, offering on site facilities and nearby places, programming, and fitness testing along with amenities such as the provision of showers, change rooms, bicycle racks, and stairs, and the management of and access to fitness opportunities by age and sex, region, education and household income levels, marital status, community size, physical activity levels, and by employment characteristics such as the type of work, employment sector, and company size.  
 
List of topics    
    Stair climbing at work    
    Occasional opportunities at work    
    Opportunities for physical activity near work    
    Fitness facilities at work    
    Amenities at work to support activity    
    Fitness programs at work    
    Fitness instruction or counselling at work    
    Management of facilities and programs    
    Who can access facilities?    
    When fitness facilities can be used  
 

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Publication Date: November 5, 2007

Section 3: Encouragement for physical activity

2006 Physical Activity Monitor

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Section 3: Encouragement for physical activity

Summary

This section looks at employer attitude and support for physical activity, fitness instruction or counselling at work and soft supports by workplace characteristics such as the size and type of workplace, and by employee characteristics, including province, age and sex, household income, education, marital status, community size, activity level, profession, industry, and company size.  

  List of topics    
    Employer attitude and support for physical activity    
    Support for physical activity at work    
    Fitness information at work    
    Soft supports for activity  
 

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Publication Date: November 5, 2007

Section 2: Perceived barriers and benefits

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Section 2: Perceived barriers and benefits

Summary

This section looks at reported barriers to being active and beliefs about the work-related benefits of physical activity such as recruitment and turnover, absenteeism, and workplace injury, by workplace characteristics such as the size and type of workplace, and by employee characteristics, including province, age and sex, household income, education, marital status, community size, activity level, profession, industry, and company size.  
  List of topics    
    Barriers to being active    
    Potential influence on recruitment and turnover    
    Beliefs about work-related benefits of physical activity    
    Absenteeism   
    Workplace injury, illness, and stress  
 

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Publication Date: November 5, 2007

Section 1: Health profile of Canadian workers

2006 Physical Activity Monitor

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Section 1: Health profile of Canadian workers

Summary

This section looks at body mass index, overall health status and chronic conditions, life satisfaction and self reported mental health, and general stress and work related stress by region, province, age, sex, education, household income, marital status, community size, and activity level.

List of topics    
    Body mass index    
    Overall health status and chronic conditions    
    Life satisfaction and self reported mental health    
    General stress    
    Work related stress
 

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Publication Date: November 5, 2007