September 11, 2019

Screen time and snacking – does it matter for young teens?

  Today’s post comes from Kristie Hicks, discussing her recently published paper entitled “Examining the Association Between Screen Time, Beverage and Snack Consumption, and Weight Status […]
September 4, 2019

Objective Measures of Screen Time for Children and Adolescents

Today’s post comes from Emi Vargatoth, a second-year medical student at the University of Ottawa. Researchers interested in studying the role of screen time in sedentary […]
August 28, 2019

High Levels of Sedentary Time Associated with Significant Increase in Mortality Risk

A recent study has evaluated the relationship between physical activity and sedentary time (assessed by accelerometry) and premature mortality in a large sample of middle aged […]
August 21, 2019

An Innovative Citizen Science Approach to Track Time Spent on Mobile Devices: a SMART Platform Study

Today’s post comes from Dr. Tarun Katapally, discussing his new paper entitled “Methodology to Derive Objective Screen-State from Smartphones: A SMART Platform Study” recently published in […]
August 15, 2019

Exercising in Retirement May Be Easier Than We Thought

With the constant improvement of healthcare and technology, an increasing number of people around the world are living well into retirement. Currently there are more than […]
August 7, 2019

The Type of Screen Time Matters? Associations of Different Types of Screen Time to Depression in Adolescence

Emerging research in the field of sedentary behaviour is increasingly studying the effects of screen time as screens have become an integral part of the lives […]
July 31, 2019

Why Some Employers Are Paying Their Employees to Exercise

Exercising has been proven over and over again to benefit physical and mental health. In the context of the workplace, countless researchers have seen improvements in […]
July 24, 2019

Instagram’s Hidden “Likes” & Youth Mental Health

One of the most popular forms of social media- Instagram- has made a significant change for its Canadian users in the past few months by running […]
July 17, 2019

University Students and the Active Couch Potato Lifestyle

6% of the Canadian population currently attends some form of post-secondary education. This is an important portion of the adult population and the general population. However, […]