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Associations Among Self-Perceived Work and Life Stress, Trouble Sleeping, Physical Activity, and Body Weight Among Canadian Adults

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is senior author on a paper, “Associations among self-perceived work and life stress, trouble sleeping, physical activity, and body weight among Canadian adults,” that was recently published in Preventive Medicine. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Sampasa-Kanyinga H, Chaput JP. Associations among self-perceived work and life stress, trouble sleeping, physical activity, and body weight among Canadian adults. Prev Med. 2016 Dec 18;96:16-20. Abstract We investigated the associations among self-perceived work and life stress, trouble sleeping, physical activity and body weight among Canadian adults, and tested whether trouble sleeping and physical activity moderated the...

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Comparison of ActiGraph GT3X+ and Actical Accelerometer Data in 9-11-Year-Old Canadian children

HALO alumnus Michael Borghese is lead author on a paper, “Comparison of ActiGraph GT3X+ and Actical accelerometer data in 9-11-year-old Canadian children,” that was recently published in the Journal of Sports Sciences. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Borghese MM, Tremblay MS, LeBlanc AG, Leduc G, Boyer C, Chaput JP. Comparison of ActiGraph GT3X+ and Actical accelerometer data in 9-11-year-old Canadian children. J Sports Sci. 2017 Mar;35(6):517-524.   Abstract Accelerometry is the gold standard for field-based physical activity assessment in children; however, the plethora of devices, data reduction procedures, and cut-points available limits comparability between studies....

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Validity of the Stage of Exercise Scale in Children with Rheumatologic Conditions

HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay is one of the authors on a paper, “Validity of the Stage of Exercise Scale in Children with Rheumatologic Conditions,” that was recently published in The Journal of Rheumatology. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Stephens SL, Tremblay MS, Faulkner G, Beyene J, Nguyen TH, Koohsari S, Limenis E, Feldman BM. Validity of the Stage of Exercise Scale in Children with Rheumatologic Conditions. J Rheumatol. 2016 Dec;43(12):2189-2198.   Abstract OBJECTIVE. To determine the face, content, and construct validity of the Stages of Exercise Scale (SOES) in children with rheumatologic conditions [juvenile idiopathic arthritis...

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Professor Mark Tremblay Receives Lawson Foundation 60th Anniversary Award

HALO Director, Professor Mark Tremblay was just awarded the Lawson Foundation 60th Anniversary Award – awarded to grantees who have made very significant contributions in their respective fields of work over the past decade. The award includes a $100,000 open grant. See the announcement at lawson.ca/celebrating-60-years-philanthropy-community-impact. Congratulations,...

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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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