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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Variety necessary to bring anxiety-reducing meditation to university classrooms

Attentive students in large classroom

Variety may be the key to encouraging large groups of students to engage in anxiety-relieving behaviour, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How to make the pushup work for you

Male doing tricep pushup

If you want to improve your golf swing, softball pitch, or tennis serve, the pushup is for you.

The pushup is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified pushup, called a ‘pushup plus.’

Friday, October 12, 2018

Remembering Jay Thomson

Jay Thomson.

James A. (Jay) Thomson, professor emeritus in Waterloo’s Department of Kinesiology, passed away October 9. An expert in nutrition and the biochemistry of exercise, Thomson’s research focused on how metabolism and contractile events in skeletal muscle are affected by acid accumulation during intense work. He taught generations of kinesiology students the foundations of biochemistry, human nutrition, and adaptive physiology.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted

Two researchers working with an individual wearing VR helmet

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have made progress toward predicting who is likely to feel sick from virtual reality technology.

In a recent study, the researchers found they could predict whether an individual will experience cybersickness (motion sickness caused by virtual reality) by how much they sway in response to a moving visual field. The researchers think that this knowledge will help them to develop counteractions to cybersickness.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Exercise physiology experts dedicate research to former Kinesiology chair and AHS dean

Mike Sharratt

The Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism honoured Mike Sharratt, former Kinesiology chair and Applied Health Sciences dean, by dedicating an inaugural ‘Horizon’ paper to him.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems

Stethoscope, tablet, chart

A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may detect whether your health is failing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Standing desks may lead to lower back pain

Man in plaid shirt typing while standing

Nearly half of people who use a standing desk are at risk of developing lower back pain, according to a study at the University of Waterloo.

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