Physical Activity Services

We are extremely proud of the legacy of our programming. One of our greatest examples of converting research to practice is the Physical Activity Line.

Drs. Bredin and Warburton were the co-founders and developers of the Physical Activity Support Line (PAL). The PAL is an innovative telehealth line that provides end-users with the capacity to positively affect their health status through routine physical activity. The PAL has already led to a major advancement in the promotion of the health benefits of physical activity. Recently, the PAL (now Physical Activity Services, 811) was adopted formally into the 811 menu of services provided by HealthLinkBC and the BC Ministry of Health. This represents a major knowledge translation breakthrough for our research program. Importantly, the majority of the staff operating the PAL and Physical Activity Services were trained in our laboratories.