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Professor Mark Tremblay Delivers Keynote Address at Conference in Kenya

HALO Professor Mark Tremblay delivered the opening keynote address titled “Physical activity for health and development: Lessons Africa can give and take from the developed world” at the 2nd International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on September 21st, 2016. Delegates from across Africa and around the world were in attendance, including academic and political...

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Outdoor Time, Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Health Indicators in 7-14 Year-Olds

Dr. Richard Larouche is lead author on a paper, “Outdoor time, physical activity, sedentary time, and health indicators at ages 7 to 14: 2012/2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey,” that was recently published in Health Reports. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Larouche R, Garriguet D, Gunnell KE, Goldfield GS, Tremblay MS. Outdoor time, physical activity, sedentary time, and health indicators at ages 7 to 14: 2012/2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey. Health Rep. 2016;27(9):3-13. Abstract Background. International data show that the majority of children and youth are not sufficiently active. According to recent research, children who spend more time outdoors...

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Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour of Canadian Children Aged 3 to 5

HALO Affiliate Investigator Dr. Val Carson, former HALOite Dr. Rachel Colley and HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay are authors on a paper, “Physical activity and sedentary behaviour of Canadian children aged 3 to 5,” that was recently published in Health Reports. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Garriguet D, Carson V, Colley RC, Janssen I, Timmons BW, Tremblay MS. Physical activity and sedentary behaviour of Canadian children aged 3 to 5. Health Rep. 2016 Sep 21;27(9):14-23. Abstract BACKGROUND. For preschool children, physical activity is associated with improved measures of health, while sedentary behaviour is associated with less favourable...

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Graduate Student Internship Available with Dr. Pat Longmuir

Fearless Physical Activity – Getting and Keeping Ontarians with Congenital Heart Disease Active in Community Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance, Canada’s national support network for people living with congenital heart disease, has received funding from the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund to offer “Fearless Physical Activity” workshops to children, teens and adults throughout Ontario. Fearless workshops will be offered in each season of the year in 2017, at locations in Ottawa, Toronto, London, Sudbury and Thunder Bay. The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario...

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“I’d Rather Bike to School!”: Profiling Children Who Would Prefer to Cycle to School

Dr. Richard Larouche is lead author on a paper, “I’d rather bike to school!: Profiling children who would prefer to cycle to school,” that was recently published in the Journal of Transport & Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Richard Larouche, Michelle Stone, Ron N. Buliung, Guy Faulkner. I’d rather bike to school!: Profiling children who would prefer to cycle to school. J Transport Health. 2016;3(3):377–85. Abstract Introduction. Cycling to/from school can increase physical activity and physical fitness, but it is uncommon among North American children. Few studies have examined the correlates of cycling to/from...

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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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