Blog Archives

  • Are we doing it wrong? Physical activity, risk and resilience

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    PARC Speaker Series Recap Every year PARC hosts a Professional Speaker Series comprised of 8 webinars on topics related to physical activity. This year we are excited to introduce a recap series via our blog where we’ll highlight key learnings and takeways from each of the webinars. The recap will be written in the language of the webinar (English...

  • Why is Physical Activity Important?

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Because!  The End. Because: Physical activity decreases your risk of a number of chronic diseases including heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and several types of cancer (e.g. colon, breast), and respiratory conditions.1 While not all diseases and conditions are preventable,...

  • Getting You Energized About Energizers: An introduction to PARC’s new blog series that’s all about energizers!

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    But before you start reading this … we need you to stand up.  No, really … stand up!While perhaps not the active energizer you imagined, the act of just standing up provides an opportunity to reduce sedentary time! One of the requests that we get at the Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) is for information about energizers! Energizers, also...