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Exercise and childhood cancer

It’s week 3 of the Great Cycle Challenge Canada, raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. One of the most inspiring parts of participating in this event is the number of kids who are current or past cancer patients who ride their own distances in the challenge. Thinking of them makes it pretty insignificant … Continue reading

Stairs or caffeine?

As I am not a caffeine aficionado I have been known to go walk up and down stairs at work when I’m having a particularly sleepy day, it turns out that stair walking may actually be more effective, at least more effective than low doses of caffeine at improving alertness. In a small study of … Continue reading

Neighbourhood design and physical activity

In my Master’s research I looked at why people chose to live in the suburbs. Nearness to nature and natural spaces featured very high on the list of reasons. In fact, living closer to the green spaces costs more, emphasizing its importance in housing choice. The funny thing about these neighbourhoods though, is that they are … Continue reading

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