The World Day for Physical Activity will be taking place on April 6th, 2014. The central topic is Physical Activity: a Golden Goal for Health. Please consider organizing an event to celebrate this event. You can register any event or action on this website, where you can also find more… [read more]
To get people more physically active during the workday, ParticipACTION is promoting Sneak It In Week during the week of April 7th.
It’s easy to participate. Wear sneakers to work. Walk to lunch. Park a few blocks away. Hit the pavement on your coffee break. As long as your heart… [read more]
The University of Ottawa Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professionals chapter recently hosted a public debate entitled “Does Canada’s Food Guide promote weight gain?” The debaters, Drs. Yoni Freedhoff and Hasan Hutchinson spoke to the perils and merits of Canada’s food guide in front of a packed audience of… [read more]
Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Onywera on his recent appointment as Registrar of Research, Innovation and Outreach at Kenyatta University.
Dr. Onywera is the KIDS-CAN Research Alliance contact in Kenya, the Director of Healthy Active Kids Kenya and was a visiting scholar from Kenya in 2009.… [read more]
Congratulations to Dr. Tanya Berry from the University of Alberta, and the ParticipACTION Research Advisory Group (including HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay), on the recent publication of their paper “Mothers’ Intentions to Support Children’s Physical Activity Related to Attention and Implicit Agreement with Advertisements” in the International Journal of Behavioral… [read more]
HALO research assistant Michael Borghese and PhD candidate Allana LeBlanc co-authored an article, “Healthy active living in a modern world,” that was recently published online in the Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine.
From the article:
There’s a term that’s trending in the physical activity research world – that term is active… [read more]
On February 28th, HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay delivered an invited presentation titled “Connecting Canadians with Nature through Parks: A health promotion perspective” to the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for Parks at a meeting in Toronto organized by the Canadian Parks Council. The publication “Connecting Canadians with Nature” was also released… [read more]
HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay is co-author on an paper, “Television Time among Brazilian Adolescents: Correlated Factors are Different between Boys and Girls,” that was recently published in The Scientific World Journal. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.
Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Mark Stephen Tremblay, Eliane… [read more]
Research Scientist Dr. Kristi Adamo delivered the opening talk at the Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies: New Research and Best Practice Conference in Vancouver on February 21st. The title of Dr. Adamo’s talk was, “The Intergenerational Cycle of Obesity: Why We Should Be Concerned”.… [read more]
» French Release
TORONTO (ONTARIO) MAY 21, 2013 – With a steady rise in the use of the car, and a strong decline in kids getting to and from school and after school activities on their own steam, we have to ask ourselves: are we driving our kids to unhealthy… [read more]
TORONTO (ONTARIO) MAY 29, 2012 – Have you noticed parks, playgrounds and neighbourhood streets are not bustling with kids playing like they used to be? Once known as a regular part of a child’s day, active play is now on the brink of becoming extinct.
Play comes in many forms,… [read more]
Click here to read the French release.
TORONTO (ONTARIO) March 27, 2012 – Children aged four and under should move more and sit less every day as recommended by the first-ever Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for the Early Years. All children aged one to four should accumulate… [read more]
TORONTO (ONTARIO) FEBRUARY 15, 2011 – The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s (CSEP) Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth are the first, systematic evidence-based sedentary behaviour guidelines in the world. The Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines provide recommendations to Canadian children and youth on limiting sedentary behaviour during discretionary… [read more]
PhD candidate Allana LeBlanc (advisor: Dr. Mark Tremblay) recently received notification that she will be the recipient of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). The OGS is for full-time graduate students at the master’s or doctoral levels and provides $5,000 per term up to a maximum of $15,000.
Allana also recently… [read more]
HALO researchers Dr. Kristi Adamo and Dr. Zach Ferraro co-authored a report regarding obesity in preconception and pregnancy that was recently released by Best Start: Ontario’s Maternal Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre.
Click here to download the report.… [read more]