Seniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling.
Waterloo study finds powered stretchers could reduce injuries, keep paramedics on the job.
Survey will reduce rates of malnutrition in hospitals.
Biomechanics: The Machine Inside exhibit gives visitors a hands-on look at the marvels of natural engineering that drive human and animal movement.
Findings offer insight into new preventative measures.
Professor Lora Giangregorio wins Bloomberg Manulife Prize for Promotion of Active Health.
Kinesiology researcher examines Kilganon in a Waterloo lab to understand how the world’s best slam dunker gets outstanding air.
Biomechanical assessments and strength training more effective than restricting innings.
Research suggests that you have to stand for at least 30 minutes every hour to get health benefits.
Pioneering spine study shows spooning is not always the best sex position for men who want to avoid triggering low back pain.
Researcher leads study to find out why residents of long-term care homes aren’t getting proper nutrition.
GPS tracking shows older adults with mild dementia stay much closer to home than healthy adults, Waterloo study finds.
Older adults should combine aerobics with strength and balance training to prevent bone loss, says Waterloo researcher who helped draft new guidelines.
Award-winning researcher examines the upside of fat in our diets from pregnancy to post-menopause.
Stroke patients use innovative exercise bikes hooked up to Google Earth’s virtual world to rehabilitate body and mind in Waterloo lab.
Andrew Laing doesn’t mind being a fall guy. For the biomechanics professor, the reputation simply comes with the territory.
What if something as simple as a tailored nutrition and exercise program could influence the outcome of cancer treatment? According to professor Marina Mourtzakis, it’s possible.
From the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield will help Waterloo researcher Richard Hughson understand some of the mysteries of aging.
Fill a room with 100 people and you can bet your bottom dollar 80 will have a tale to tell about back pain. Jack Callaghan is trying to answer why that is, and to find ways to change it.
At least one in three women and one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture during their lifetime. Lora Giangregorio is investigating the benefits of prescribed exercise guidelines for those most at risk.
The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia is expected to double over the next thirty years. Laura Middleton is investigating the impact of exercise and physical activity on slowing cognitive decline.
Even the best intentions to get physically fit often go unrealised when challenged by the pressures of daily life. Peter Hall is investigating how a neighbourhood’s built environment may influence physical activity patterns.
Richard Hughson is collaborating with astronauts aboard the International Space Station to research the effects of weightlessness on the cardiovascular system and the implications for healthy aging.
Looking for a way to possibly slash your risk of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis? Ken Stark is researching ways to increase Canadians' consumption of Omega-3.
For stroke victims, fear of falling can be an insurmountable hurdle to recovery. Bill McIlroy saw the effects of that fear after his grandmother broke her hip, and he’s determined to smooth the path for others.