WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, Aug. 29, 2011) - An ambitious partnership involving the Ontario government, postsecondary sector and Schlegel Villages will develop a centre of excellence for research, training and innovation in senior health care and wellness at the University of Waterloo. The goal is to help Canada better prepare for an aging population.
A recent study by Laura Middleton of the department of kinesiology shows that daily physical activity including keeping active with everyday chores may reduce the chance of developing dementia later on in life.
Study by Richard Wells, director of the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders based in the faculty of applied health sciences, examines the link between use of hand-held devices and pain and suggests the consequences often extend well beyond the thumb alone.
“If we’re creating a lot of 17-year-olds, 19-year-olds who have more chronic shoulder, neck and arm problems, then they got a lifetime of problems ahead of them.”