A number of HALO researchers, staff and students will be part of the CHEO FitHeads team that races and competes this upcoming weekend in the 20th annual Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. In addition to being about physical activity and fun, the Festival raises money for local charities.
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A group of HALO researchers including Allana LeBlanc, Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, Allison McFarlane, Dr. Rachel Colley, Dr. David Thivel, and Dr. Mark Tremblay along with their colleagues authored a paper, “Active Video Games and Health Indicators in Children and Youth: A Systematic Review,” that was recently published in PLoS One.… [read more]
As part of the KIDS-CAN (Kenyan International Development Study – Canadian Activity Needs Research Alliance), in 2007 HALO signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, committing to work together to preserve and enhance the health and wellness of children in each country through research and training… [read more]
Remember playing as a kid until the streetlight went on? Well it’s time to bring that back. On June 21st Canadians can take advantage of the most daylight hours of the year and celebrate the first annual Longest Day of Play.
On the Longest Day of Play ParticipACTION wants all… [read more]
MSc student Michael Borghese and Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput wrote an editorial, “Television Viewing Promoting Obesity in Children: Do We Really Know the Mechanism?,” that was recently published in Bioenergetics: Open Access. Citations details are below. Click here to read the editorial in full for free.
Borghese M, Chaput JP. Television… [read more]
HALO researchers Richard Larouche and Mark Tremblay were involved in four presentations at the Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference held in Ottawa June 9-12. The presentations are listed below with more details available at www.cpha.ca/en/conferences/conf2013.aspx.
Tremblay MS. Public-Private Partnerships: Principles for Responsible Partnerships – thinking it through. Canadian Public… [read more]
One of Dr. Kristi Adamo’s research studies, “Activity Begins in Childhood,” was recently profiled in an article titled, “Getting kids to move is as easy as learning their ABCs,” from the June 6th edition of the Ottawa Citizen.
From the article:
The early years have been identified as a critical… [read more]
Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput co-authored a paper, “Adaptive thermogenesis can make a difference in the ability of obese individuals to lose body weight,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Obesity. A summary of the paper and citation details are below.
Tremblay A, Royer MM, Chaput JP, Doucet E. … [read more]
PhD student Cynthia Colapinto (on far right in above photo with fellow Canadian trainees Amy Metcalfe [centre] and Heather Ramshaw) has completed the Training Program on Surveillance and Prevention of Birth Defects and Preterm Birth at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. This course is organized by the International Clearinghouse… [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]
Congratulations to PhD student Travis Saunders on receiving a Post-doctoral Fellowship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to continue his training at Dalhousie University in Halifax with Dr. Chris Blanchard later this year.
Travis plans to defend his doctoral dissertation this summer.… [read more]
MSc student Michael Borghese (advisor: Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput) was recently being awarded 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.
Congratulations, Mike!… [read more]