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 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 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 […]
July 3, 2019

How Can Using a Standing Desk Affect Your Productivity?

Today’s post comes from Wuyou Sui – more info can be found at the end of this post. Recently, research into the topic of excessive sitting, […]
July 10, 2019

Healthy Living – Just Another Popularity Contest?

A number of studies have identified socioeconomic status (SES) as being positively related to physical activity and negatively related to sedentary behaviour levels. Though this indicator […]
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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]