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Does Working Make Us Fat?
Posted in Media Coverage on 9 November 2011
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Some of Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput’s recently published research was featured in the National Post on Monday. From the article: Does working make us fat? Sure, vigorously typing emails does not exactly qualify as exercise, but can knowledge-based work itself somehow increase our chances of gaining weight? There is new evidence to suggest that it could. According to a pair of studies conducted by Canadian researchers Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput…

Live Right Now Highlights
Posted in Live Right Now on 16 January 2011
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Below are some highlights since the launch of the campaign: 34,000 challenges taken in the first 12 days. 184,000 pounds pledged in the first 12 days. In the first nine days, the CBC Live Right Now site was visited by over 100,000 Canadians (107,608 unique visitors), who have viewed over half a million pages of Live Right Now content (538,972). Canadians can register at to join a dynamic and interactive community of people comm…

HALO Challenges Canadians to Step Up and Live Right Now
Posted in Live Right Now on 3 January 2011
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TORONTO, January 3, 2011 – Today, the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, in partnership with CBC and other leading Canadian health organizations, officially launched LIVE RIGHT NOW, an unprecedented six-month initiative that will change the health of this country. LIVE RIGHT NOW is a national program supported across three media platforms – CBC Televisi…

Launch of the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity: A Global Call for Action
Posted in Publications on 8 May 2010
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The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity: A Global Call for Action was launched on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the 3rd International Congress for Physical Activity and Health in Toronto Canada during the closing plenary session. The Toronto Charter is a call to all countries to help make physical activity a priority for all. The Charter provides a framework for action and partnerships across multiple sectors and with communities to build healthier…