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Health-Related Quality of Life and Lifestyle Behavior Clusters in School-Aged Children from 12 Countries

Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput and HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay are among the authors on a paper, “Health-Related Quality of Life and Lifestyle Behavior Clusters in School-Aged Children from 12 Countries,” that was recently published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Dumuid D, Olds T, Lewis LK, Martin-Fernández JA, Katzmarzyk PT, Barreira T, Broyles ST, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maia J, Matsudo V, Onywera VO, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P, Gillison F, Maher C; International Study of Childhood...

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Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years: Please Complete This Brief Survey

As a childcare provider, practitioner or researcher whose work is in some way connected with physical activity, sedentary time and/or sleep, you are being invited to participate in a survey soliciting your opinion on a draft of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep (herein referred to as the 24-Hour Guidelines). Please note that this is different from the survey you may have received last year in relation to new guidelines for children and youth. With leadership from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, a group of Canadian and...

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Jean-Philippe Chaput Makes Two Presentations in Australia

HALO Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput was a visiting professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia between February 27th and March 11th 2017. The aim of this visiting researcher program was to build research collaborations and facilitate the exchange of graduate students between both institutions. During his visit JP gave 2 presentations titled “Interactions between movement, sleep and other non-movement behaviours in the pathogenesis of childhood obesity” (School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia) and “Interactions between sleep, sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and adiposity in children” (Independent Health and Medical Research Institute,...

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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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