Today HALOites wore their jerseys at work in support of National Jersey Day and also played a game of ball hockey over lunch hour in anticipation of RBC Sports Day in Canada, which takes place on November 30th, 2013.
Click here for more information about RBC Sports Day in Canada.… [read more]
Dr. Kristi Adamo’s research on obesity prevention in the early years is currently featured on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research website under the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health.
From the website:
First we are are leading the development of a pan-Canadian intervention study (SMARTMoms-Canada) that will… [read more]
The HALO group wishes to support the Ottawa Bicycle Lanes Project, a community-based initiative advocating for the development of a well-integrated network of segregated bike lanes in the city of Ottawa. The examples of countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany show that developing such cycling infrastructure can contribute… [read more]
On October 26th, members of the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group took part in the Extra-Life fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network. HALOites organized and participated in an 8km hike in Gatineau Park, which raised more than $500 for the CHEO Foundation. Thanks to everyone who donated to… [read more]
PhD student Jessica McNeil and Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput are authors on a paper, “Short sleep duration is associated with a lower mean satiety quotient in overweight and obese men,” that was recently published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.… [read more]
Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, Allana LeBlanc, Allison McFarlane, Dr. Rachel Colley, Dr. David Thivel and Dr. Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “Active Healthy Kids Canada’s Position on Active Video Games for Children and Youth,” that was recently published in Paediatrics & Child Health. Citation details and a summary of… [read more]
Dr. Val Carson (former Post-Doc and current Affiliate Investigator with HALO) and Dr. Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper “Paediatricians’ awareness, agreement, and use of the new Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for ages 0-17 years,” that was recently published in Paediatrics & Child Health. Citation details… [read more]
Professor Mark Tremblay was the invited keynote speaker at the Ontario College of Family Physicians 51ST Annual Scientific Assembly being held in Toronto this week. Dr. Tremblay’s presentation titled “Stand Up for Healthy Active Living: New Perspectives on the Perils of Sedentary Behaviours” was appropriately met with a standing ovation!… [read more]
On Wednesday, November 27th, Dr. Kristi Adamo and PhD candidate Allana Leblanc highlighted several strategies to help prevent and manage obesity to a group of community health workers and front line service providers. Dr. Ferraro facilitated and also made a presentation at this workshop that was part of a Heart… [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]
On Friday, July 19th Dr. Zach Ferraro gave a thought-provoking guest lecture to an audience of carded athletes and national team coaches entitled “Physical activity and pregnancy for elite athletes – current evidence and training recommendations“. He described the many benefits of a healthy active pregnancy when appropriately screened for… [read more]Allana LeBlanc Receives Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
HALO PhD student Allana LeBlanc has recently received a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology from the Government of Ontario. Congratulations, Allana!… [read more]