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Virtual Gym: aiding older adults with exercise compliance through serious gameplay

July 1, 2020

Many older adults are interested in activities to maintain or improve their health. Although there are several options for seniors to remain fit, individualized exercise sessions prescribed by health practitioners lead to the best results. Virtual Gym is an exercise platform for health practitioners to provide game-like exercise for older adults, with individualized configurations to match the user's capabilities. Authors: Eleni Stroulia, Victor Fernández. (WellSpring | July 2020, Volume 31, Number 07)

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COVID-19, mental health and physical activity in pregnant and postpartum women

June 30, 2020

BREAKING NEWS! UAlberta researchers have published new and ground-breaking research about the impact of COVID-19 on perinatal women’s mental health during this pandemic. The results are concerning, showing that this population requires a renewed focus by practitioners to address mental health assessment, treatment, and physical activity to maintain mental health.

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2020 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

June 17, 2020

Today, ParticipACTION released it's latest report card which explores "What can we do as families to positively support healthy movement behaviours in our kids?" Results of the 2020 Report Card gauging physical activity, sedentary and sleep behaviours levels resulted in an overall grade of D+.

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