What effect does sitting for long periods of time have on the flexibility and muscle function of the back?
That’s the question a new study led by a multidisciplinary team at Memorial hopes to answer.
The team is led by Dr. Diana De Carvalho, assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine, who is cross-appointed to the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. Read more...
Physical activity, which includes walking, is a key determinate of health. So, in a world of fast roads, convenience cab rides, and two vehicle families: why walk? What motivates or deters you from walking to work, the grocery store or school?
Memorial University recently hosted walkability experts from across Canada for a workshop to explore how we can better measure features that encourage or discourage people from walking.
A research team in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation is getting creative in an effort to show the impact of federal funding on their research.
Dr. Daniel Fuller, Canada Research Chair in Population Activity and assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and his team are taking part in the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) #IAmInnovation Twitter contest. Read more...
Faculty, staff, employers, donors, friends and family gathered with Human Kinetics and Recreation students on Thursday, November 23, 2017 for Academic Awards Night.
To all award recipients, congratulations and wishes for continued success in all your future endeavors!
“It was a winding road to get here. I still wake up some mornings and wonder how it happened.”
Chris Osmond, head strength and conditioning coach with the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, started his journey to professional sports at Memorial University. Read more...
Ever wish your neighbourhood was more user friendly?
Wider sidewalks, more streetlights, healthier food options? These amenities may not only make you happier, they may also make you live longer.
Dr. Daniel Fuller, a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Population Physical Activity, and an assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial, is testing this theory as part of a national group that recently received federal funding. Read more...
Many people take for granted their ability to work out, participate in recreation or attend an event.
For some individuals it’s not that easy. How do we ensure everyone has fair access to participate in physical activity, which is crucial for lifelong health and wellness? Read more...