Kinesiology and Health Science

Experts stress importance of exercise in combating risks of obesity

Many of the experts at a recent obesity symposium highlighted the need for an increase in physical activity, starting young, to help combat the risks of obesity. Obesity: A Global Perspective from Molecular and Integrative Physiology to Individual Health brought experts from York University and France together to discuss issues that affect obesity. The two-day […]

Community-based Research projects to improve the lives of Canadians with physical disabilities

Community-based Research projects to improve the lives of Canadians with physical disabilities More than 50 partners – ranging from community-based disability-related service groups to government organizations at every level, and from university researchers to non-profits and national charities – received nearly $3 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in the Canada-wide […]

New ebook designed to help Parkinson's patients prevent falls

York Professor William Gage has recently published an ebook that acts as a primer for people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, members of their family or caregivers. Don’t Fall: Parkinson’s Disease, Knowledge for Patients, Families and Caregivers to Reduce the Risk of Falling synthesizes the most up-to-date information available about Parkinson’s disease, as […]

New study first to examine quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs in Canada

The quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs across Canada is strong, with specific criteria areas now identified as requiring further enhancement to improve patient outcomes, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, York University and the University Health Network (UHN). “We are the first to comprehensively assess cardiac rehabilitation […]