A Novel Analysis to Examine if the Quality of Physical Activity Motivation Predicts Physical Activity Behaviors Over 4 Weeks
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[19 Jan 2015| No Comment] HALO Junior Research Scientist Dr. Katie Gunnell is lead author on a paper, “Testing a bi-factor model to disentangle general and specific factors of motivation in self-determination theory,” that was recently accepted for publication in Personality and Individual Differences. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Katie… [read more]
Dr. Gary Goldfield Discusses Self-Esteem in Teenage Girls in The Globe and Mail
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[16 Jan 2015| No Comment] HALO Clinical Scientist Dr. Gary Goldfield was quoted in a story, “Have Your Say: How can we help our teen girls become confident women?” that ran on Wednesday in The Globe and Mail. From the story: This week’s question: What can we do to boost the confidence of the teen… [read more]
Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain
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[8 Jan 2015| No Comment] Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput was guest author in the December edition of Elevate Health, a quarterly research digest of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The title of Dr. Chaput’s article was, “Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain”. A sample of the article is below: Good sleep… [read more]
Mark Tremblay Publishes Letter in The Lancet
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[5 Jan 2015| No Comment] This week HALO Director Professor Mark Tremblay, on behalf of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, published a letter in The Lancet titled “Coordinated efforts in the reporting of global physical activity”. The letter helps to explain how the recent Lancet Physical Activity Observatory can be better coordinated with report… [read more]
Sleeping More to Improve Appetite and Body Weight Control: Dream or Reality?
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[29 Dec 2014| No Comment] Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is author of an editorial, “Sleeping more to improve appetite and body weight control: dream or reality?,” that was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Citation details are below. Chaput JP. Sleeping more to improve appetite and body weight control: dream or reality? Am… [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]

// Report Cards

Kenya Releases Their 2014 Report Card On The Physical Activity and Body Weight Of Children And Youth
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[7 Apr 2014| No Comment] Kenya’s 2014 Report Card on the Physical Activity and Body Weight of Children and Youth was released by Dr.Vincent Onywera (a former visiting scholar to HALO and member of the KIDS-CAN Research Alliance) on Friday 4th April 2014 at 10:00 a.m at Kenyatta University, Kenya. The colorful ceremony was graced… [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

Jennifer Ham Gets UROP Award to Work at HALO
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[16 Dec 2014| No Comment] University of Ottawa student Jennifer Ham was just awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grant to work with Drs. Pat Longmuir and Mark Tremblay in the HALO group at the CHEO Research Institute. Jennifer’s research experience will involve assisting with a systematic review of the type and prevalence of mental… [read more]

// Awards

Kristi Adamo and Jean-Philippe Chaput Recognized by University of Ottawa for Research Awards
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[20 Nov 2014| No Comment] Dr. Kristi Adamo (centre) and Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput (right) were recognized by the University of Ottawa, and it’s President Mr. Alan Rock (left) at a reception to recognize the recipients of research and teaching awards. Kristi was honored for: The W. Garfield Weston Foundation award in Obesity and Reproductive Health… [read more]