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Prescription to Get Active (RxTGA) is an evidence-based, and practically engineered solution that enables health care professionals to promote physical activity to their patients in a positive and sustainable manner. Movement is medicine; with unlimited refills, the only side effect is joy!

We have known for decades about an increasingly problematic health crisis – sweeping, chronic sedentary behaviour. In 2021, ParticipACTION identified that Canadians received a grade of 'F' in this area, meaning that we have a long way to go in reducing the hours we spend being sedentary. This issue is negatively impacting our health care system and the quality of life for most Canadians. However, RxTGA is making tremendous strides in helping improve our 'grade-level' by connecting primary care and the fitness and recreation industries.

In this presentation, Jeff Tareta, Executive Director of Prescription to
Get Active (RxTGA), and Dr. Erin Pearson, Associate Professor Lakehead
University will share with you the innovative service delivery model that
has been developed that addresses the issue chain of sedentarism and how
you can support this initiative to get more people active more often. We
want people to THRIVE, not just survive!

This presentation is from 9:00 - 10:30 am on January 31, 2023.

Jan 31, 2023 09:00 AM in Edmonton

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Jeff Tareta
Executive Director @Prescription to Get Active
Jeff is the Executive Director of Prescription to Get Active and an experienced senior leader in the health, recreation, and fitness industries. He has been recognized by the Calgary Coaching Chapter with the Prizm Award for excellence in leadership though the use of a coaching philosophy. Jeff has a degree in Education, with a Major in physical education and is a certified co-active coach. He is passionate about helping to improve the quality of life for others by providing them with the support they need to make meaningful and lasting behavioral change.
Dr. Erin Pearson
Associate Professor, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach @School of Kinesiology at Lakehead University
Dr. Erin Pearson is an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Lakehead University and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. Her research program focuses on: 1) community-based health promotion from psychological and behavioural perspectives; and 2) evaluating Co-Active coaching/motivational interviewing as strategies to enhance health and wellness dimensions in at-risk populations. Through “Motivation to Move,” Dr. Pearson and the research team look forward to learning more about RxTGA and its ability to evoke change.