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Train Your Brain! Guest Blog from Drs. Gunnell, Poitras, and Tremblay

Last 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 beneficial effects of physical activity for healthy brain development, which can lead to improved learning and academic outcomes. Children who are active (e.g., as little as a 20 minute walk) have...

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HALO Publication Featured Paper for October on the Nutrition Society’s Blog

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 Society’s feature on the paper, which was written by lead author Michael...

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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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