Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput Becomes First Graduate of the HALO Junior Research Chairs Program
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[2 Sep 2015| No Comment] As of September 1st, Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is the first graduate of the HALO Junior Research Chairs program, generously funded by The Lawson Foundation and the CHEO Foundation. Accordingly, this marks JP’s 5th anniversary with HALO. Dr. Chaput will be continuing on with HALO as a Research Scientist. Congratulations, Dr.… [read more]
Dr. Mark Tremblay In the News
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[1 Sep 2015| No Comment] On August 25th, HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay was featured in a segment on The National, which looked at recent statistics on obesity among children and youth in Canada. Click here to watch the segment.… [read more]
Lack of Independent Effect of Type 2 Diabetes Beyond Characteristic Comorbidities and Medications on Small Muscle Mass Exercising Muscle Blood Flow and Exercise Tolerance
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[31 Aug 2015| No Comment] Dr. Veronica Poitras is lead author on a paper, “Lack of independent effect of type 2 diabetes beyond characteristic comorbidities and medications on small muscle mass exercising muscle blood flow and exercise tolerance,” that was recently published in the Physiological Reports. Citation details and a summary of the paper are… [read more]
Independent Effect of Type 2 Diabetes Beyond Characteristic Comorbidities and Medications on Immediate But Not Continued Knee Extensor Exercise Hyperemia
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[28 Aug 2015| No Comment] Dr. Veronica Poitras is lead author on a paper, “Independent effect of type 2 diabetes beyond characteristic comorbidities and medications on immediate but not continued knee extensor exercise hyperemia,” that was recently published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Poitras… [read more]
Dr. Katie Gunnell In The News
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[27 Aug 2015| No Comment] In July, CBC News ran a story, “Team sports give young children a boost in class” that discussed a study which found that “children who played structured sports with a coach in kindergarten were better able to follow instructions and stay focused in the classroom when they reached fourth grade”.… [read more]

// Report Cards

Is Excessive Supervision Harming Children’s Health?
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[9 Jun 2015| No Comment] English | French TORONTO (ONTARIO) June 9, 2015 – In an era of schoolyard ball bans, bylaws that restrict tobogganing and parents’ frequent calls of “Be careful” or “Wait for me,” are we limiting our children’s ability to engage freely in active play outdoors?  Over-supervising kids or keeping them indoors… [read more]

// Report Cards

Canadian Kids Need to be Active Throughout the Day, in Every Way
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[20 May 2014| No Comment] French Release OTTAWA (ONTARIO) MAY 20, 2014 – The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) supports the 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, released today by Active Healthy Kids Canada and its strategic partners, ParticipACTION and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research… [read more]

// Guidelines

The Development of the Canadian 24 Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth
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[12 Dec 2014| No Comment] The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), in partnership with HALO, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Conference Board of Canada are leading the development of the Canadian 24 Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth. Twenty-nine researchers and knowledge users came from all corners of the… [read more]

// Guidelines

Children Four and Under Should Move More, Sit Less and Avoid Screens
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[27 Mar 2012| No Comment] 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]

// Awards

Taru Manyanga Awarded Graduate Scholarship
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[21 Aug 2015| No Comment] Taru Manyanga, a PhD candidate with HALO, has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology ($15,000/year), which also comes with a University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship. Congratulations, Taru!… [read more]

// Awards

Government of Canada Partners with the CHEO Research Institute to Improve Maternal Health
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[31 Jul 2015| No Comment] Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced funding for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute for a project that will help improve the health of expectant mothers and their unborn children. Through the Multi-sectoral Partnerships Approach to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease initiative,… [read more]