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Screen Time is Associated with Depressive Symptomatology Among Obese Adolescents

Dr. Gary Goldfield and several other HALOs are authors on a paper, “Screen time is associated with depressive symptomatology among obese adolescents: a HEARTY study,” that was recently published in the European Journal of Pediatrics. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Goldfield GS, Murray M, Maras D, Wilson AL, Phillips P, Kenny GP, Hadjiyannakis S, Alberga A, Cameron JD, Tulluch H, Sigal RJ. Screen time is associated with depressive symptomatology among obese adolescents: a HEARTY study. Eur J Pediatr. 2016 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print]   Abstract Obese adolescents spend a disproportionate time in...

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Use of Social Networking Sites and Adherence to Physical Activity and Screen Time Recommendations in Adolescents

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is senior author on a paper, “Use of Social Networking Sites and Adherence to Physical Activity and Screen Time Recommendations in Adolescents,” that was recently published in Journal of Physical Activity and Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Sampasa-Kanyinga H, Chaput JP. Use of Social Networking Sites and Adherence to Physical Activity and Screen Time Recommendations in Adolescents. J Phys Act Health. 2016 May;13(5):474-80.   Abstract BACKGROUND: Adolescents are recommended to achieve ≥ 60 min/day of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (PA) and ≤2 h/day of screentime (ST). This study examined the relationships between the use...

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International Normative 20m Shuttle Run Values from 1.1 Million Children and Youth Representing 50 Countries

PhD student Justin Lang, HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay, HALO alumnus Dr. Allana LeBlanc and HALO Research Coordinator Kevin Belanger are among the authors on a paper, “International normative 20 m shuttle run values from 1 142 026 children and youth representing 50 countries,” that was recently published in British Journal of Sports Medicine. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Tomkinson GR, Lang JJ, Tremblay MS, Dale M, LeBlanc AG, Belanger K, Ortega FB, Léger L. International normative 20 m shuttle run values from 1 142 026 children and youth representing 50 countries. Br J Sports Med. 2016...

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Guest Post by Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput Featured on The Lawson Foundation’s Blog

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput recently wrote a blog post titled, “Guest Post: My experience as a Junior Research Chair grantee,” that was featured on The Lawson Foundation’s blog. From the post: It’s hard to believe my 5 years with the Lawson Foundation as a Junior Research Chair grantee came to an end in August 2015! Time flies, but looking back at this unique and exciting journey reminds me how much I was able to accomplish in such a short period of time. When I decided to apply for this position in 2010, I was in the middle of my postdoctoral training at the...

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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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