BMI reports unsuccessful in curbing obesity

August 19th, 2015 by Canadian Running | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

For nine years, public school students in Arkansas have been getting BMI reports sent home alongside their grades, something which was intended to fight the state’s obesity rate, one of the highest in the […]


Exercise alone is not obesity cure

August 18th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Public health scientists from Loyola University are out to clarify the truth when it comes to a long-entrenched societal myth: that exercise alone is the solution to obesity. While we runners are often guilty […]


Canadian researchers identify obesity gene

August 11th, 2015 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have identified a gene that may be essential to developing an efficient treatment of obesity. The gene encodes a protein known as 14-3-3zeta. This gene is found […]


Study: Trail systems decrease childhood obesity

September 16th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Science | No Comments »

Unsurprisingly, giving kids more places to run seems to be associated with lower levels of childhood obesity. New research out of the University of Missouri and University of Minnesota has shown that areas with […]


Study: sedentary lifestyles main cause of obesity increases

July 8th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition, Running for Weight Loss | No Comments »

It seems that a lack of physical activity is more at fault for the rising levels of obesity in North America than increases in caloric intake. A new study, dating back 20 years to 1994, […]


Running Can Improve Bone Density in Children

May 22nd, 2014 by Caela Fenton | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Obesity as a whole, but particularly the dangers of childhood and teenage obesity are garnering a lot of attention in the health world. This is partly because of the visibility of obesity in the […]


How do you lose a pound healthily?

March 6th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Healthy weight loss is a complicated subject. It can be difficult to do it healthily and losing weight isn’t always safe or the best way to stay healthy. Some pounds can be beneficial while […]


Obesity in Canada tripled since 1985

March 5th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

The prevalence of obesity in Canada has tripled since 1985, when 6.1 per cent of Canadians had a BMI above 30. In 2011, that number had reached 18.3 per cent. The rise isn’t expected […]


Study: high-density housing linked with lower risk of diabetes

January 15th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | 1 Comment »

Living in an area where you can walk to get groceries will lower your risk of diabetes. A new census analysis by St. Michael’s hospital’s Centre for Research on Inner City Health has found […]


Study: Only one in ten Canadians in ideal cardiovascular health

December 27th, 2013 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Fewer than one in ten Canadians has ideal cardiovascular health. A new study published in the Canadian Medical Journal done by the Cardiovascular Health in Ambulatory Care (CANHEALTH) research used their health index to rank […]


Study: fatty foods disrupt sleep cycle

December 20th, 2013 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Articles, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Following a high-fat diet may be a cause in messing with circadian rhythm, which contributes to obesity and diabetes development. New research out of UC Irvine, published in the journal Cell has found that […]


Americans exercising more but obesity rate ballooning; Canadians also gaining weight

July 11th, 2013 by Michal Kapral | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Americans are getter fatter despite exercising more, a report by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation concluded. The Canadian obesity rate is also on a steady uptick, according to a UBC report.