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Canada has one of the lowest child activity participation rates in the world according to ParticipAction study

Health Headlines Commentary for November 17, 2016

Source: Canadian kids among least active in the world: ParticipAction study  

Observational study concludes that exercising when angry may heart attack risk

Health Headlines Commentary for October 12, 2016

Source: Exercise, anger may trigger heart attacks: McMaster study Reference: Physical Activity and Anger or Emotional Upset as Triggers of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Exercise offsetting cancer risk from alcohol consumption is tenuous at best and a sham at worst

Health Headlines Commentary for September 9, 2016

Source: Exercise may offset health risks of drinking: study Reference: Does physical activity moderate the association between alcohol drinking and all-cause, cancer and cardiovascular diseases mortality? A pooled analysis of eight British population cohorts For proper analysis read this: Can exercise offset some of the harms of […]

Study demonstrates your life expectancy is intertwined with what you eat, drink, smoke, and do

Health Headlines Commentary for August 18, 2016

Source: Canadian life expectancy: This is how much our bad habits cost us Reference: Measuring Burden of Unhealthy Behaviours Using a Multivariable Predictive Approach: Life Expectancy Lost in Canada Attributable to Smoking, Alcohol, Physical Inactivity, and Diet Project Big Life

Muscle repair stymied by alcohol intake? Study says yes if you down 4-8 vodka/waters in 10 min post-exercise. NFK

Health Headlines Commentary for August 15, 2016

Source: Boozing after exercising is WORSE than skipping a work-out altogether: Alcohol ‘stunts muscle growth during exercise recovery period’ Reference: Effect of Acute Alcohol Ingestion on Resistance Exercise Induced mTORC1 Signaling in Human Muscle.

The 1-minute workout? Hold on, just wait a minute!

Health Headlines Commentary for May 2, 2016

Source: The 1-minute workout: How to get fit in 60 seconds — McMaster study Reference: Twelve Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves Indices of Cardiometabolic Health Similar to Traditional Endurance Training despite a Five-Fold Lower Exercise Volume and Time Commitment

Food labels that include exercise-equivalent caloric expenditure overstates effect of exercise on weight loss

Health Headlines Commentary for April 7, 2016

Source: Food labels should include exercise needed to burn off calories, U.K. researchers suggest  

New Year’s resolutions: Exercise and fitness goals need to be fun, not drudgery

Health Headlines Commentary for December 30, 2015


Prescribing exercise on a prescription pad in Quebec

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 7, 2015

Source: Quebec doctors can now prescribe exercise  

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