Ideas that Move You

Welcome to Ideas that Move You, a selection of current articles on active living brought to you by McGill University’s Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health. Like the Prize, which rewards groundbreaking research and discovery that encourages healthy living, we are here to bring you the latest news about innovative practices and ideas from around the world that we hope will inspire and empower you to lead a more active, healthier life.

Tackling Childhood Obesity

Dr. Thomas Robinson

Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University professor of Pediatric Medicine, who pioneers creative interventions to fight childhood obesity, is the winner of the 2016 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

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Focused on Solutions

Dr. Thomas Robinson outlines his solution-oriented approach to combat childhood obesity through the development of highly motivational interventions. Read more


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Don't Hibernate, Activate!

If you, like so many other Canadians, suffer from the winter blues, the best way to get through the coming months is to get out and get active. Read more

Mindful Eating

It may be hard to avoid second helpings and tasty treats over the holidays, but taking a more mindful approach to eating can help stave off post-indulgence guilt and snug waistbands. Read more

Salmon Burgers

Bursting with flavour, these omega-packed burgers are simple and delicious.


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