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Train Your Brain! Guest Blog from Drs. Gunnell, Poitras, and Tremblay
Posted in Media Coverage on 3 November 2015
Stats: 517 views and No Comments ...t week, Drs. Katie Gunnell, Veronica Poitras, and Mark Tremblay were invited to write a guest blog for the Canadian Education Association about the benefits of physical activity for brain development in adolescents. From the blog post: Decades of research have shown that children who are physically active have a lower risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, and obesity. Researchers have also recently uncovered the...
HALO Systematic Review Featured on the Scope Medical Blog
Posted in Media Coverage on 28 September 2011
Stats: 1,159 views and No Comments The Scope medical blog, published by the Stanford School of Medicine, ran an article yesterday discussing the world’s first systematic review of sedentary behaviour and health in school-aged children. Featured in the article was HALO PhD student Travis Saunders, a co-author on the systematic review along with fellow HALO researchers Mark Tremblay, Allana LeBlanc, Richard Larouche, Rachel Colley and Gary Goldfield. From the article: In a post...
HALO Publication Featured Paper for October on the Nutrition Society’s Blog
Posted in Media Coverage on 29 October 2015
Stats: 161 views and No Comments Several months ago, HALO alumnus Michael Borghese and several other HALOites wrote a paper, “Television viewing and food intake during television viewing in normal-weight, overweight and obese 9- to 11-year-old Canadian children: a cross-sectional analysis,” that was published in the Journal of Nutritional Science. The Nutrition Society selected the publication as paper of the month for October. Click here to read the Nutrition...
Sleeping: “The Most Underrated Thing We Can Do for Health”
Posted in Media Coverage on 2 November 2015
Stats: 381 views and No Comments HALO alumnus Dr. Allana LeBlanc recently wrote a blog post, “Getting enough sleep can be as beneficial as getting enough exercise,” that discusses the importance of sleep for health. From the blog post: In my opinion, sleeping is the most underrated thing we can do for better health. Those who… [read more]
Stacey Alpous Guest Blogs about Physical Literacy for ParticipACTION
Posted in Publications on 24 September 2015
Stats: 1,022 views and No Comments HALO Research Coordinator Stacey Alpous wrote a guest blog post, “Physical Literacy: A journey, not a destination,” that was published yesterday on ParticipACTION’s blog. In the post, Stacey explains that physical literacy provides children with the building blocks to be physically active. Click here to read the entire post.… [read more]
Dr. Rachel Colley Publishes New Paper on Daily Step Count Target
Posted in Publications on 7 November 2011
Stats: 1,142 views and No Comments ...aper is, “Daily Step Target to Measure Adherence to Physical Activity Guidelines in Children.” Dr. Mark Tremblay was also an author on the paper. Influential blogger, Arya Sharma, discussed the paper today on his blog. His blog post can be read here. Citation details for the paper are below: Colley RC, Janssen I, Tremblay MS. Daily Step Target to Measure Adherence to Physical Activity Guidelines in Children. Med Sci Sports Exerc....
The Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children: Team ABC3
Posted in Partnerships on 11 May 2015
Stats: 540 views and No Comments ...s, which will make a great impact to the team. Overall, this research will add valuable pieces to the puzzle and help health care professionals from across the country provide the best care possible for Canadian children with severe obesity and their families. To find out more or to stay up to date with the progress of Team ABC3, be sure to follow their blog at
Media Coverage for the 2014 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
Posted in 2014 Physical Activity Report Card, Media Coverage on 23 May 2014
Stats: 10,809 views and No Comments ...0:50 am EST (mention of the report card and global comparison) Globe and Mail article – By Dave McGinn – Elio and Mark are quoted (A6,A7 – attached) – Homepage – Homepage – Interview with Mark Tremblay
Zach Ferraro Successfully Defends His Doctoral Dissertation
Posted in Announcements on 30 April 2012
Stats: 2,297 views and No Comments ...y of Ottawa PhD thesis award. There are 3 awards given to students from the entire university each year and they are as follows: Governor general’s gold medals Pierre Laberge prize Joseph De Koninck prize Congratulations, Dr. Ferraro! Note: For more details about Zach’s research, please read this post on Travis Saunder’s blog....
Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput’s Research in La Presse
Posted in Media Coverage, Publications on 14 June 2011
Stats: 1,137 views and No Comments ...with less fat mass gain in adults. These results are novel and suggest that sleep might provide a potential path for obesity prevention. To read the article (in French), please click here. The study is also discussed on the blog, Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes. The full citation to Dr. Chaput’s study is: Chaput JP, Després JP, Bouchard C, Tremblay A (2011). Longer sleep duration associates with lower adiposity gain in adult short...