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Exploring the effect of parental influence on children’s physical activity

Exploring the effect of parental influence on children’s physical activity

Physical activity is critical for children’s optimal health and development. It is therefore important to understand what factors contribute to children’s physical activity in order to improve interventions to increase physical activity levels. This new article investigates the relationship between parental support and parental physical activity on children’s perception of parental support and children’s physical […]

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2017 STEAM Report: Examining Children’s Environments and Health

The bulk of research on children’s health related to obesity, physical activity, and nutrition is completed in large studies. However, the health of kids in rural areas is particularly vulnerable due to geographic isolation. This report presents the overall results of our 2016 Spatial Temporal Environment and Activity Monitoring Study, in three Northwestern Ontario communities. […]

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HEAL’s Dr. Steph Coen featured in Western News and Interviewed by 94.9 Radio Western

Our very own Stephanie Coen, a postdoctoral associate at the HEAL, was featured recently in Western News and Interviewed by 94.9 Radio Western for her study looking at what role gender plays in the gym environment. Steph’s article, “It’s gym, like g-y-m not J-i-m”: Exploring the role of place in the gendering of physical activity, was recently published in […]

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