On March 11, in Banff, Alberta, Professor Mark Tremblay delivered the closing keynote address at the first ever Canadian Parks Conference. His presentation, titled “ Parks for Health: Nature and the outdoors as an antidote for modern living”, explored the compelling evidence supporting the positioning of Parks as a public health intervention to help address physical inactivity, sedentarism, obesity, mental health and other contemporary public health issues. Positioning Parks (in the broadest sense) as an important component of a comprehensive wellness strategy holds untapped potential for synergy to help promote Parks and health. See arpaonline.ca/events/2017-canadian-parks-conference for more details.
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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 6 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 17 graduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $12 million in research funding; produced more than 520 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 980 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.3 billion media impressions!