Posted in Events, Featured Posts on 7 March 2014
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The World Day for Physical Activity will be taking place on April 6th, 2014. The central topic is Physical Activity: a Golden Goal for Health. Please consider organizing an event to celebrate this event. You can register any event or action on this website, where you can also find more… [read more]
Posted in Publications on 5 March 2014
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Congratulations to Dr. Tanya Berry from the University of Alberta, and the ParticipACTION Research Advisory Group (including HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay), on the recent publication of their paper “Mothers’ Intentions to Support Children’s Physical Activity Related to Attention and Implicit Agreement with Advertisements” in the International Journal of Behavioral… [read more]
Posted in Publications on 4 March 2014
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HALO research assistant Michael Borghese and PhD candidate Allana LeBlanc co-authored an article, “Healthy active living in a modern world,” that was recently published online in the Ottawa Parenting Times Magazine.
From the article:
There’s a term that’s trending in the physical activity research world – that term is active… [read more]
Posted in Presentations on 3 March 2014
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On February 28th, HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay delivered an invited presentation titled “Connecting Canadians with Nature through Parks: A health promotion perspective” to the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for Parks at a meeting in Toronto organized by the Canadian Parks Council. The publication “Connecting Canadians with Nature” was also released… [read more]
Posted in Publications on 27 February 2014
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HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay is co-author on an paper, “Television Time among Brazilian Adolescents: Correlated Factors are Different between Boys and Girls,” that was recently published in The Scientific World Journal. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.
Diego Augusto Santos Silva, Mark Stephen Tremblay, Eliane… [read more]
Posted in Presentations on 26 February 2014
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Research Scientist Dr. Kristi Adamo delivered the opening talk at the Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies: New Research and Best Practice Conference in Vancouver on February 21st. The title of Dr. Adamo’s talk was, “The Intergenerational Cycle of Obesity: Why We Should Be Concerned”.… [read more]
Posted in Events, Featured Posts on 25 February 2014
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To get people more physically active during the workday, ParticipACTION is promoting Sneak It In Week during the week of April 7th.
It’s easy to participate. Wear sneakers to work. Walk to lunch. Park a few blocks away. Hit the pavement on your coffee break. As long as your heart… [read more]
Posted in Awards on 25 February 2014
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PhD candidate Allana LeBlanc (advisor: Dr. Mark Tremblay) recently received notification that she will be the recipient of 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.
Allana also recently… [read more]
Posted in Publications on 24 February 2014
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Congratulations to Drs. Megan Carter, Cynthia Colapinto, Richard Larouche and Travis Saunders on the recent publication of the abstract from their dissertations in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. Click here to view the abstracts.
Congratulations to all graduates – you make HALO proud!… [read more]
Posted in Media Coverage on 21 February 2014
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Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput was recently interviewed for a story, “Lack of sleep can lead to obesity, heart problems,” that ran on CBC News Ottawa on February 19th.
From the story:
Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, an obesity specialist based at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, said there is a strong link… [read more]