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The Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit at the University of British Columbia prides itself on being a leader in the development of effective primary and secondary prevention strategies. Our research team has been involved in numerous primary and secondary prevention initiatives including the evaluation and revision of Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults and Older Adults, the creation of the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+), the development of the new online screening form for at-risk individuals (ePARmed-X+), the development of clinical exercise prescriptions for various prominent conditions, the Physical Activity Line (www.physicalactivityline.com), the Hearts-in-Training program, the Honour Your Health Challenge, the ActNow BC Road to Health Tour, and the Getting Games Fit program (for the 2010 Winter Games).

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