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Association Between Aerobic Fitness and High Blood Pressure in Adolescents in Brazil: Evidence for Criterion-Referenced Cut-Points

Dr. Mark Tremblay is one of the authors on a paper, “Association Between Aerobic Fitness and High Blood Pressure in Adolescents in Brazil: Evidence for Criterion-Referenced Cut-Points,” that was recently published in Pediatric Exercise Science. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Silva DA, Tremblay M, Pelegrini A, Dos Santos Silva RJ, Cabral de Oliveira AC, Petroski EL. Association Between Aerobic Fitness and High Blood Pressure in Adolescents in Brazil: Evidence for Criterion-Referenced Cut-Points. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2016 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract PURPOSE: Criterion-referenced cut-points for health-related fitness measures are lacking. This study aimed to determine the...

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HALO Affiliate Investigator Dr. Val Carson Presents at ICO

Dr. Val Carson (University of Alberta) and HALO coauthors Mark Tremblay and Jean-Philippe Chaput as well as Sebastien Chastin (from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland) made a presentation titled “Associations between physical activity, sedentary time, sleep, and adiposity indicators of Canadian children and youth using compositional analyses” at the International Congress on Obesity in Vancouver, May 1-4, 2016. The abstract citation information is: Carson V, Tremblay MS, Chaput J-P, Chastin S. Associations between physical activity, sedentary time, sleep, and adiposity indicators of Canadian children and youth using compositional analyses. Obesity Reviews 17(suppl.2):86,...

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Professor Mark Tremblay Gives Presentation at Stanford University

HALO Director, Professor Mark Tremblay was invited to deliver a presentation titled “Need for 24-hour movement behavior guidelines” at an invitation-only Wearable Devices & the 24-hour Activity Cycle Workshop at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The two day workshop brought experts from around the world together to discuss issues related to the measurement of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep using wearable devices that collect a variety of different behavioural and biological signals. Methods for large data management and analysis were also...

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Examining the Bidirectional Relationship Between Physical Activity, Screen Time, and Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Over Time During Adolescence

Dr. Katie Gunnell is lead author on a paper, “Examining the bidirectional relationship between physical activity, screen time, and symptoms of anxiety and depression over time during adolescence,” that was recently published in Preventive Medicine. Here are the highlights from the findings: Physical activity decreased over time. Screen time and symptoms of anxiety and depression increased over time. Initially higher screen time covaries with initially higher symptoms of depression and anxiety, irrespective of physical activity. Initial symptoms of depression independently predicted faster declines in physical activity over time Increases in screen time covary with increases in symptoms of anxiety, irrespective...

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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 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!

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