Month: October 2010

Dr. Mark Tremblay Gives 3 Invited lectures in London, Ontario

Dr. Mark Tremblay gave three invited lectures in London, Ontario, including the Faculty of Health Sciences Distinguished Lecture for 2010. M.S. Tremblay. Canada’s Inactive Kids: An Urgent Call for Action. Invited presentation to the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Health Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series (London), 2010. M.S. Tremblay. What Parents Can do to Raise a Healthy and Active Child: The Evidence and Issues. Invited public presentation to the City of London and London-Middlesex In Motion (London), 2010. M.S. Tremblay. What Service Providers Can do to Increase their Efficacy to Get Our Kids Active and Healthy: The Evidence and Issues. Invited public presentation to the City of London and London-Middlesex In Motion(London), 2010....

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Dr. Mark Tremblay Gives 3 Invited Lectures in Moncton, New Brunswick

Dr. Mark Tremblay gave three invited lectures in Moncton, New Brunswick as part of New Brunswick’s first “wellness week.” M.S. Tremblay. Contemporary Issues and Solutions for Physical Activity. Invited keynote address at the inaugural Superintendent Speaker Series, New Brunswick School District 2 (Moncton), 2010. M.S. Tremblay. Understanding the Physical Activity Transition: Evidence, Implications and Future Directions. Invited presentation to the Ecole de kinesiology et de recreologie (Moncton), 2010. M.S. Tremblay. Measuring our way to Success in Physical Education: Issues and Future Directions. Invited keynote presentation at the New Brunswick School District 2 Physical Education Professional Development Workshop (Moncton), 2010....

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HALO at the Joint Meeting of NASPEM and PWP

HALO staff and students were well-represented at the recent 2nd Joint Meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (NASPEM) and the European Group for Pediatric Work Physiology (PWP) held in Niagara-on-the-Lake from September 22-26, 2010. Dr. Mark Tremblay, Director of HALO, gave an inspiring keynote lecture, Travis Saunders (Ph.D. Candidate) presented physical activity findings from the KIDS-CAN and CAPL projects, and Dr. Kristi Adamo presented findings from the GAMEBIKE study. Dr. Meghann Lloyd, Dr. Rachel Colley, Allana LeBlanc, Emily Knight (M.Sc. Candidate) and Richard Larouche (Ph.D. Candidate) all presented posters at the conference relating to active transportation (CAPL), motor skills and fitness testing (CAPL) and the use of accelerometry to measure physical activity (CHMS). Overall, it was a successful meeting with three important lessons: 1) there is great wine in the Niagara region; 2) “NASPEM-PWP Kids” are smarter than researchers; and 3) that epochs do, in fact,...

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CTV interview with Jean-Philippe Chaput

The CTV interview related to a new study released this week on the benefits of having a good night’s sleep for weight loss. This is a very interesting and well-conducted study published in a high-impact journal (Annals of Internal Medicine). It is very novel to find that sleep restriction attenuates the effects of caloric restriction. Also, the indication that sleep plays an important role in the preservation of muscle mass during periods of reduced caloric intake is also quite novel. Link to this CTV news item:

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Dr. Mark Tremblay in Finland

Dr. Mark Tremblay was the international external examiner (“Public Opponent”) for the PhD Dissertation of Marjo Rinne of the University of Jyvaskyla in Jyvaskyla, Finland. The title of the successful dissertation was Effects of Physical Activity, Specific Exercise and Traumatic Brain Injury on Motor Abilities. Congratulations to Dr....

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About HALO

The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) was established in 2007 in response to the escalating obesity crisis and the increasing complexity of related co-morbidities. Today the HALO team consists of 17 staff (including 5 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 16 graduate students, trainees, undergraduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $14.5 million in research funding; produced more than 600 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 1050 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.5 billion media impressions!

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