News archive - 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kinesiology prof comments on standing desks

Is the standing desk the cure to our sedentary woes?

Alex Hutchinson
Globe and Mail
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 4:00PM EST

Now that we’ve accepted the surprising truth about sedentary behaviour – that sitting at a desk all day wreaks havoc on your health, no matter how much you exercise before or after work – the standing desk is having a moment. Desk jockeys everywhere are rising up.

The cashiers of the world, meanwhile, must be scratching their heads.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Founder of Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging honoured with Barnraiser Award

Ron Schlegel has made this region a better place

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Osteoporosis expert discusses effective exercises to reduce the risk of fractures

Just exercising is not enough to protect bones in people with osteoporosis.

Rather a variety of exercise, including aerobic, strength and balance training, is needed to prevent falls and broken bones.

“Walking is not enough to prevent falls,” said Lora Giangregorio, assistant professor in the kinesiology department at the University of Waterloo.

Giangregorio spoke about safe and effective physical activity to reduce the risk of fractures at a recent public education forum in Waterloo, hosted annually by Osteoporosis Canada.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sue Shaw receives OCUFA Status of Women Award of Distinction

Much of what we know of leisure and gender can be traced to Sue Shaw (pictured right holding award). She pioneered research on time use and stress; intersections of work, leisure and family; changing ideologies of motherhood and fatherhood; and the role of leisure in reproducing and resisting dominant ideologies. Sue was president of the Academy of Leisure Sciences.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kinesiology students excel at national ergonomics conference

Waterloo students from the department of kinesiology were recognized earlier this month for their contributions to the field of ergonomics at the 42nd annual conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE).

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