Obesity Panacea

Travis Saunders

The following post was originally published on Obesitypanacea.com on October 7, 2009. As many of our readers know, I performed my MSc under the direction of Dr Bob Ross at Queen’s University (Peter recently completed his PhD in the same lab).  Dr Ross is a world leader in the measurement of body fat and body…

Image by MikeBaird. Last week ParticipACTION and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) released recommendations for updated Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines.  The previous guidelines were released between 1998 and 2002, and although they were based on the best research available at the time, from what I understand there simply wasn’t a tremendous amount of…

While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and…

ICPAPH 2010 – A Recap

The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity As many of you know, I spent last week attending the 3rd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public.  It. Was. Awesome!  I’ve been to 5-6 conferences since I started grad school in 2006, and they’ve all been good experiences, but this one was by far the best.  And…

As many of you probably know, when I am not working in the lab or posting here at Obesity Panacea I am also a content editor at ResearchBlogging.org. Each weekday a different Research Blogging editor selects their favourite posts from the past week in their area of expertise, and you can find my favourite posts…

Heading to ICPAPH!

This week I will be heading to the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health in Toronto, Ontario.  It should be a terrific conference – the program includes presentations by friends of Obesity Panacea including Drs Jen Kuk and Meghann Lloyd, not to mention other internationally renowned physical activity researchers like Steve Blair, Peter…

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Peter (aka Dr Janiszewski) successfully defended his doctoral thesis this morning!  As usual the presentation was excellent, and the reviewers all seemed quite impressed with the work in general.  With any luck he will have some time to share his thoughts later this week.  And in case anyone was wondering,…

From the Obesity Panacea Archives: The following post first appeared on January 11, 2010. In the past year or so I’ve seen lots of online discussion about the nutritional value of juice, and the role that it may play in obesity and weight management.  Although there are a lot of good nutritional arguments against juice…

While we regularly post lengthy discussions on Obesity Panacea, there are many research updates, news stories, videos, etc. in the field of obesity, physical activity and nutrition that we come across on a daily basis that never grace the pages of the blog. Most of these mini-stories we share with our followers on Twitter, and…

Image by thelastminute. You read that correctly – last week the RCMP was called in to break up a game of road hockey in Enfield, a suburb of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  From the Halifax Chronicle Herald [emphasis mine]: Ryan Jefferies and his buddies enjoyed playing road hockey almost every free minute in front of Ryan’s…