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Associations of Neighborhood Social Environment Attributes and Physical Activity Among 9-11 Year Old Children from 12 Countries

Drs. Jean-Philippe Chaput and Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “Associations of neighborhood social environment attributes and physical activity among 9-11 year old children from 12 countries,” that was recently published in Health & Place. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Sullivan SM, Broyles ST, Barreira TV, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Matsudo V, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P, Katzmarzyk PT; ISCOLE Research Group. Associations of neighborhood social environment attributes and physical activity among 9-11...

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Imagine the Healthiest Day of Play with Build Your Best Day

Imagine running from zombies, riding a unicorn or sleeping in a bed full of puppies all in one day. Sound like the best day possible for a child? Well it’s also the healthiest one, with Build Your Best Day. Build Your Best Day is a new interactive web experience that lets kids imagine a day where they can do anything they want, all the while learning about the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth in a fun way. Choosing activities—both real and imagined—teaches kids about the balance of sweating, stepping, sleeping and sitting they need each day...

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Sleep Duration and the Associated Cardiometabolic Risk Scores in Adults

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is senior author on a paper, “Sleep duration and the associated cardiometabolic risk scores in adults,” that was recently published in Sleep Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Kanagasabai T, Chaput JP. Sleep duration and the associated cardiometabolic risk scores in adults. Sleep Health. 2017 Jun;3(3):195-203.   Abstract OBJECTIVES: To identify the sleep duration associated with the lowest cardiometabolic risk score in adults and to determine if the association varies by subgroups (eg, sex, age groups, ethnicity, and smoking status). DESIGN: Cross-sectional data from the 2005-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. SETTING: Non-institutionalized civil sample from the...

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High Moderate- to Vigorous-Intensity Physical Activity More Important than High Birth Weight as a Correlate of Obesity in Children

Drs. Jean-Philippe Chaput and Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “Joint association of birth weight and physical activity/sedentary behavior with obesity in children ages 9-11 years from 12 countries,” that was recently published in Obesity. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Qiao, Y., Zhang, T., Liu, H., Katzmarzyk, P. T., Chaput, J.-P., Fogelholm, M., Johnson, W. D., Kuriyan, R., Kurpad, A., Lambert, E. V., Maher, C., Maia, J. A.R., Matsudo, V., Olds, T., Onywera, V., Sarmiento, O. L., Standage, M., Tremblay, M. S., Tudor-Locke, C., Zhao, P., Hu, G. and for the ISCOLE Research Group...

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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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