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Posted in Featured Posts on 29 January 2015
Stats: 62 views and No Comments We are currently performing a very short survey (1-2 minutes to complete) to inform a paper on the Major Initiatives Related to Childhood Obesity and Physical Inactivity in Canada: The year in review 2014.  Please consider participating in the survey, found here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014-year-in-review… [read more]
Prolonged Sitting Linked to Negative Health Outcomes Regardless of Physical Activity
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Posted in Featured Posts, Media Coverage on 20 January 2015
Stats: 181 views and No Comments HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay has been quoted in a number of news stories that are covering a recently published study, “Sedentary Time and Its Association With Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” which shows that “sitting on one’s butt for a… [read more]
A Novel Analysis to Examine if the Quality of Physical Activity Motivation Predicts Physical Activity Behaviors Over 4 Weeks
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Posted in Publications on 19 January 2015
Stats: 198 views and No Comments HALO Junior Research Scientist Dr. Katie Gunnell is lead author on a paper, “Testing a bi-factor model to disentangle general and specific factors of motivation in self-determination theory,” that was recently accepted for publication in Personality and Individual Differences. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Katie… [read more]
Dr. Gary Goldfield Discusses Self-Esteem in Teenage Girls in The Globe and Mail
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Posted in Media Coverage on 16 January 2015
Stats: 135 views and No Comments HALO Clinical Scientist Dr. Gary Goldfield was quoted in a story, “Have Your Say: How can we help our teen girls become confident women?” that ran on Wednesday in The Globe and Mail. From the story: This week’s question: What can we do to boost the confidence of the teen… [read more]
It’s Time to Make Room for Play
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Posted in Announcements, Featured Posts on 15 January 2015
Stats: 252 views and 1 Comment Inactivity has become a major health problem for Canadian children. Only five percent of Canadian kids accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate- to- vigorous physical activity daily. While there is no singular cause or silver bullet solution, one of the contributing factors to inactivity is related to the increased… [read more]
Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain
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Posted in Publications on 8 January 2015
Stats: 213 views and No Comments Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput was guest author in the December edition of Elevate Health, a quarterly research digest of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The title of Dr. Chaput’s article was, “Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain”. A sample of the article is below: Good sleep… [read more]
Mark Tremblay Publishes Letter in The Lancet
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Posted in Publications on 5 January 2015
Stats: 315 views and No Comments This week HALO Director Professor Mark Tremblay, on behalf of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, published a letter in The Lancet titled “Coordinated efforts in the reporting of global physical activity”. The letter helps to explain how the recent Lancet Physical Activity Observatory can be better coordinated with report… [read more]
Sleeping More to Improve Appetite and Body Weight Control: Dream or Reality?
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Posted in Publications on 29 December 2014
Stats: 368 views and No Comments Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is author of an editorial, “Sleeping more to improve appetite and body weight control: dream or reality?,” that was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Citation details are below. Chaput JP. Sleeping more to improve appetite and body weight control: dream or reality? Am… [read more]
Later Bedtime Associated With Greater Daily Energy Intake and Screen Time in Obese Adolescents Independent of Sleep Duration
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Posted in Publications on 24 December 2014
Stats: 648 views and No Comments HALO researchers Dr. Kristi Adamo, Shanna Wilson, Kevin Belanger and Dr. Jean-Philip Chaput are co-authors on a book chapter, “Later bedtime is associated with greater daily energy intake and screen time in obese adolescents independent of sleep duration,” that was recently published in a book titled The complexity of adolescent… [read more]
Prenatal Physical Activity and Diet Composition Affect the Expression of Nutrient Transporters and mTOR Signaling Molecules in the Human Placenta
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Posted in Publications on 18 December 2014
Stats: 2,090 views and No Comments PhD student Kendra Brett is lead author on a paper, “Prenatal physical activity and diet composition affect the expression of nutrient transporters and mTOR signaling molecules in the human placenta,” that was recently published in Placenta. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. K.E. Brett, Z.M. Ferraro,… [read more]