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2012.11/28
2012 Healthy City Achievements of Shilin District, Taipei City – Body Respiration in Vibrant Shinlin, Neighborly LOHAS for Experience of the Heart
Abstract

In order to build Shilin into a healthy city, the Chong-De Culture & Education Foundation incorporated 24 courses on offer at the Shilin Community College, Taipei City, such as “Dance Vitality”, to organize the “Body Respiration in Vibrant Shilin, Neighborly LOHAS for Experience of the Heart” event promoting exercise-based weight loss and healthy city. Jointly participated by many private organizations, scholars and experts, including community residents, Shilin Health Center, Shilin Community College, Shilin Health Promotion Association, Professor Chien-ho Chen of the Graduate Institute of Tourism and Health Science, National Taipei College of Nursing, Professor Yu-kai Chang of the Graduate Institute of Coaching Science, National Taiwan Sport University, Dietitian Tzu-wen Hsia of Shin Kong Wu-Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, and Coach Han-yu You of Shilin Sports Center, the event resulted in a total weight loss of 135.2kg in 5 weeks. Results of the participant questionnaire revealed that citizens who joined the social group were highly satisfied and that there was also a significant improvement in exercise-based weight loss with respect to the social function of group participation.

 
 
2011/11/17
Enhancing the Dynamic Living Environment of Shilin: Building the Rainbow Walking Trail of Huangxi River
Chiu-Yu Huang1, Hsu-Chih Tai 2
1:Shilin District Health Center, Taipei City
2: Department of Exercise and Health Promotion,
Chinese Culture University

I. Abstract introduction The program was launched to foster a healthy lifestyle among community residents and to aid the obesity prevention campaign of the government. The program promotes symbiosis with the surrounding ecology and aims to foster community resident participation and resolve a health problem due to lack of exercise space. It enables the development of a new environment and the construction of the Walking Trail of Huangxi River. The trail sports the first segmented paths and rainbow color coding, and with the aid of signs and posters showing exercise and food calorie tips, thus creating a health-fostering dialogue along the rainbow walking trail.

II. Purpose/Method 1. Purpose: To work together with schools, hospitals, and the community in building infrastructures for a dynamic living environment, and through the “fitness walking life circle” concept provide a supportive environment fostering a love for exercise and healthy diet. It also aims to increase the population of hikers and build Active Communities. 2. Method: The path consists of different path segments lined with their identifying lamp posts. Moreover, color-coded food calorie information stickers are designed. At the entrance of each segment, guide boards provide information on the “food calorie table” and the “calorie loss equivalent of the different type of walking” on that particular segment.

III. Results 1. This is the first waling trail in the nation designed with guides inspired by the seven types of “Diet vs. Exercise Counterpart Table”. The path sports six types of rainbow calorie tip stickers posted on the lamp posts. 2. The inter-agency obesity prevention campaign is a united administrative effort to implement a community “calorie intake and fat burning information guide” to guide the public into a smart diet selection and enjoyable exercise lifestyle. 3. Questionnaire survey results: Survey indicates that 96.6% of respondents deemed that the trail can “increase public inclination for fitness walking” and 96.6% deemed that it can “enhance the public’s awareness for exercise, diet, and obesity prevention”.

IV. Conclusion Construction of the rainbow walking trail promoting a “healthy life circle” takes the weight-watching issue into the community building program. 96% of the participating public is willing to invite friends to join them in exercising. The trail motivates the people to take the initiative in changing their lifestyle for a life of healthful habits.
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2011/11/17
Activity update: 2011 Exhibition of Dynamic and Vibrant City of Shilin – Great Food and Entertainment
Date: November 17, Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Host & Venue : Shilin Assembly Center, Taipei City
Event is open to public.
Activity Information (Link):
The Shilin Health Promotion Association, the Shilin District Office, and the Shilin District Health Center are jointly hosting the 2011 Exhibition of Dynamic and Vibrant City of Shilin held at Shilin Assembly Center of Taipei City on November 17, Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
The event exhibits the poster design entries of the various medical teams, community development associations, and community colleges of Shilin, the safe school body of the Shidong Elementary School, and the Zhishan LOHAS. Other event activities include booth fun contests (complimentary gift redemption), a violin concert, and other arts and cultural performances. We are extending our most cordial invitation to all members of the community.
The Taipei Shilin Healthy City of 2007 is now on its 4th year of official membership in the WHO Alliance for Healthy Cities. Shilin has continued to build a healthy city network founded on health and vitality, ecology and leisure recreation, social welfare and safety, and education and culture; the sectors have jointly organized a number of international cultural festivals, community leisure recreation and sports events, mountain hiking activities, CPR seminars for borough and neighborhood heads, “5 a Day” campaign and exercise program seminars, etc. This year, we have promoted the construction of the Huangxi walking trail, arranged for ecological tours and programs, and promoted safe homes and safe schools in the hope of enhancing the amenities of Shilin District and forging a healthy city sporting elegance, innovation, hope, safety and bliss.
In this annual healthy and sustainable city lifestyle exhibition, we hope to bring to the awareness of the general public the accomplishments that our efforts in promoting and realizing the Shilin healthy city project. In the future, we look forward to building up the seven major living circles of Shilin under the healthy city model; namely, the international village of Tianmu, the reconstructed island of Shezi, the improvement and development of the Shilin tourist night market peripheral zone, the Yangmingshan tourism industry, the Zhishanyan scenery and ecology, and the Shilin cultural relic sites. We hope to further promote community resources and foster social interaction and mutual support among community residents in the hope of awakening a sense of identity among the community residents. We also hope to motivate community resident interest and participation in healthy city work and in building an elegant and healthy lifestyle and environment for the district of Shilin, consequently, upgrading the quality of life in the homes and building a future of fine living.
 
 
2010/11/28
“Walking for Fitness” is So Easy
 
 
2011/07/31
101 City-wide Weight Loss Drive for Healthier Citizens
The Taipei City Department of Health launched a major health campaign this year; that is, the “101 City-wide Weight Loss Drive for Healthier Citizens”. The campaign calls for a massive city-wide participation. Participants registering before July 31 are eligible for the grand raffle draw of the program. Interested parties may contact the Health Department through http://101.health.gov.tw/
 
 
2011/07/30
2011 Shilin Healthy City Seminar on Inter-agency Resource Integration and Index Discussion of Experts and Scholars
The Shilin Healthy City Seminar on Inter-agency Resource Integration and Index Discussion of Experts and Scholars held on June 24 was a successful event attended by 50 representatives from 22 agencies. The organizers thank the various city sectors for their participation and contributions to the discussions held on healthy city related issues and for the amendment of healthy city indexes. Pertinent index amendment shall be further deliberated and ratified in a later date for announcement.
 
 
2011/07/30
The Taipei Learning City Network
Press the link to the community learning network of Taipei City and build a learning city. Taipei has especially constructed a Taipei Learning City Network website platform to compile the wealth of lifelong learning resources offered in the city. For further information, please contact: http://www.LCT.tp.edu.tw.
 
 
2011 /04/29
The Third Taiwan Health City Award of 2001
Specifications: The Taiwan Alliance of Healthy Cities organized the Taiwan Health City Award for the purpose of urging local city or county governments to take aggressive actions in integrating related city or county resources, such as government agencies, experts and scholars, civic organizations, community organizations, and local residents, and to combine efforts for the establishment of a finer quality healthy city and the enhancement of the capacities of localities in planning and building healthy cities. The program aims to foster the sustained promotion of the healthy city campaign and development of mutual encouragement and intercity exchanges between localities.
 
 
2011 /04/29
General Membership Meeting
The First General Membership Meeting of the Third Term 1. The Boards of Directors and Supervisors attended the meeting under the leadership of Board Chairman Kuo Ming-Chin. 2. The annual budget and expense schedule and annual work schedule were presented to the floor. Meeting was attended by 105 delegates.
 
 
2011/08//20
Meeting of the Boards of Directors and Supervisors of the Health Promotion Association
The Third Joint Board Meeting of the 2nd Boards of Directors and Supervisors of the Health Promotion Association
 
 
2010/03/14
2010 03/14 The 4th Global Conference of the Alliance for Healthy Cities 2010 Oct. 26~29
 
 
200904/10
The 2009 Healthy City Project for the District of Shilin,Taipei City
 
 
2009/04/10
The 2009 Healthy City Project for the District of Shilin,Taipei City
Shi Lin Health Promotional Association – words from the president
Shilin Healthy Promotion Association, Taipei Director Kuo Ming ching Shilin Healthy Promotion Association, Taipei
Director Kuo Ming ching

Words from the President of Shi Lin Health Promotional Association
Shi Lin is the abbreviation from an idiom that expressed the prevalence of scholars in this area. Shi Lin district is known for the atmosphere of study back in the old days.
Shi Lin is one of the Taipei District which has the most art and cultural climate. There are many great scenic spots in the area such as Yangminghan National Park, Official Residence of Chiang Kai-shek and Soong Mei-ling and National Palace Museum which are popular sight seeing resorts during holidays. The Shi Lin Night Market next to the Taipei MRT Jiantian station is one of the most famous night market in Taiwan.
Shi Lin city continues to balance all the developing in transportation, education, culture, business, services etc.. The residents of Shi Lin are all happy to participate the community related affairs. Therefore the non-government organization activities are vigorous developing by public. Building a healthy Shi Lin city has became the common goal among all the residents. This gold also becomes the mission statement of Shi Lin Health Promotional Association.
To continuing the innovation of improving the healthy environment of the community, partnership becomes a very important factor. Follow by the appeal of the association originator and all the committee members, lots of non-profit organizations, enterprises, academic institutes, government organizations, medical groups and other ardency individuals and groups are joining the Shi Lin Health Promotional Association to create a partnership with government, business, academics, and individuals.
This Association integrates all the power from government and public organizations to build the partnership relationship and share all the resources. The mission for this association is to actively building Shi Lin District as a sustainable developed "Healthy City". We are devoted to the participation in "International Alliance for Healthy Cities" so Shi Lin District could develop a partnership using it's own achievements with any other healthy cities in the world to exchange the experiences and continue to improve.
We will make all our efforts to support and reinforce our mission: to integrate the power from the community organizations and became partners with them, to participate the legislation of public policies in health, to develop appropriate health services, continuing improving the health of residents, to communicate with other healthy cities in Taiwan or in the world and endeavor to make Shi Lin District an international healthy city