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.
A Fun Approach to Healthy Living
Sold-out events in Toronto and Montreal celebrated the winner of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health, Dr. Thomas Robinson. The professor of Pediatric Medicine at Stanford University, discussed novel motivational techniques to combat obesity. Read more
Stay Fit on Vacation
Taking a vacation doesn’t mean you have to take a break from your fitness routine. Even if you plan to have a restful break, you can keep active. Here are a few packing and preparation tips. Read more
Ease Pain with Yoga
Research by Dr. Susan Bartlett, an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine and an adjunct associate professor at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, shows that yoga can help with the management of pain caused by arthritis. Read more
Got Time for a 7-minute Workout?
In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find time for a workout. It is therefore not surprising that shorter, intense workouts have become the latest fitness craze, including the much talked about 7-minute workout. Read more
How Super are Superfoods?
These days we are hearing lots about superfoods: specific foods, such as certain fruits or vegetables that are touted as having superior properties and can help boost your health. But how super are superfoods, really? Read more
Pets are Good for your Health
Studies have shown that owning a pet decreases stress, blood pressure, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. And when it comes to helping you stay in shape, dogs are the pet of choice to help you meet your fitness goals. Read more