June 25, 2019

Quality vs Quantity – Canadian Paediatric Society Position Statement on Screen Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents

Headlines announcing new screen time limits have become the norm in this increasingly screen dependent era. The Position Statement released earlier this month by the Canadian […]
June 18, 2019

Post-Doctoral Opportunity in Brazil

The Applied Physiology & Nutrition Research Group at University of São Paulo’s Medical School (FMUSP), Brazil, is offering 3 post-doc positions to work on a project […]
June 18, 2019

Why is Sedentary Behavior Making an Appearance in Physical Activity Guidelines?

Today’s post comes from Dr Peter Katzmarzyk.  More info on Dr Katzmarzyk can be found at the bottom of the post. When the Physical Activity Guidelines […]
June 17, 2019

Popularity or Pathology? Internet Addiction and Gaming Disorder

Internet gaming has become a global pastime, and one that continues to grow. Unfortunately, its popularity is quickly becoming a pathology – the gaming disorder. With […]
June 11, 2019

Is Screen Time Truly Unhealthy for Children?

It is no secret that children and adolescents are spending increasing proportions of their time on smart phones, computers and television. These screen use habits are […]
February 13, 2019

Screen time predicts delays in child development, says new research

Ninety-eight per cent of children now live in homes with internet-connected devices. (Shutterstock) Researchers, doctors, public health officials and parents are all trying to make sense […]
October 2, 2018

Are sedentary children less physically literate?

Today’s post comes from Dr Travis Saunders, and was cross-posted to Obesity Panacea on the PLOS blog network. Physical literacy refers to the skills, motivation, and knowledge […]
June 25, 2018

Does listening to music or watching television while exercising impact food intake or energy expenditure after the workout?

Today’s post comes from Ms Holly Livock, a recent MSc graduate from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.  You can find more on Holly […]
June 4, 2018

To maintain a healthy body weight, you need to match food intake to energy expenditure, but you also need to be physically active and metabolically flexible!

  Sedentary behavior is a risk factor for metabolic disease. Contemporary societies have largely engineered physical activity out of daily life to the point that physical […]