Earlier today, the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (UAlberta) announced the names of the graduate students who were successful in their recent Graduate Studentship competition. Continue reading
Many children with obesity do not present with cardiometabolic risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance. Continue reading
The clinical and research work we do day-to-day includes a basic goal – to help families live their healthiest, happiest lives possible. For us, this includes working with families to make and maintain healthy lifestyle, behavioral, and cognitive (LBC) changes to prevent or manage obesity. There are a number of factors that determine the LBC decisions and choices families make to work towards this goal, factors that are usually based on their values and core beliefs.
In the world of research, there is a lot of pressure to go around. Continue reading
In our work, we recognize that weight is just a number and one of many indicators of health. Most of the families we work with have weight loss as a goal, but it’s a challenging goal to achieve. However, what is it like for someone to achieve a substantial amount of weight loss? What is the ‘secret’? Continue reading
When it comes to encouraging physical activity, positive beats negative reinforcement – hands down! Continue reading