Friday, June 21, 2019

Kinesiology researchers work with astronauts to study aging and cardiovascular health

David Saint-Jacques waving from the ISS

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques will return to Earth in a few days after more than six months in space. Using data obtained from Saint-Jacques during his space mission, a Waterloo research team is helping to develop strategies for healthy aging here on Earth.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Kinesiology researchers renewed as Canada Research Chairs

Two researchers in the Department of Kinesiology have been renewed as Canada Research Chairs:

Friday, May 17, 2019

Kinesiology student named 2019 Vanier Scholar

Steven Pretty assessing a patient using medical equipment

The Faculty of Applied Health Science congratulates Kinesiology PhD candidate Steven Pretty, who is one of three University of Waterloo doctoral studies students named Vanier Canada G

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Low-tech footrest can help prevent lower-back pain

Person using footrest while standing at desk

People who stand at work for long periods of time might be able to avoid lower back pain by intermittently using a footrest, says a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Virtual reality games could recalibrate neurological disorders

Child looking through VR goggles while others look on

Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease.

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.