A New Prescription For Health: Interval Walking

by Sara Thompson and Fiona Callender We extended our visit in Copenhagen to visit Professor Kristian Karstoft, thanks to a recommendation by his colleague Dr. Jonathan Little. Dr. Karstoft is a medical doctor at the University of Copenhagen who has focused on clinical research over the past five years. He does research on various chronic

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Can Resistance Training Build Brain and Brawn?

Contributed by Fiona Callender, Research Assistant, University of Toronto In Gillian White’s most recent FTG article she brought strength training in to our conversation. We learned about the importance of strength training as we age and the parameters we should employ to optimize the benefits of this training. As we have seen in past articles, loss

Smaller Waistline and Bigger Brain

A 360 Look at How Exercise Affects Brain Function

Contributed by Gillian White, PhD candidate, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Human Physiology Research Unit, University of Toronto A growing field of research is showing the importance of exercise for brain health as we age, not only slowing decline in older years, but actually improving cognitive function. It was startling news to us at

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Muscle Strength and it’s Relationship to Bone Health

Contributed by Sarah L West, PhD, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, The Hospital for Sick Children and the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Human Physiology Research Unit, University of Toronto As outlined by Ms. Fiona Callender in her previous research contribution, as we age we all experience loss in muscle function and size.  But another important change