This area of CanChild research explores physical activity in children and youth. Physical activity plays an important role in the health, well-being and quality of life of all individuals. Childhood is a critical time to prevent the onset of obesity and to support children's health-related behaviours.
Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program
The Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program (CHEMP) is housed at the Children's Exercise & Nutrition Centre at McMaster University and McMaster Children's Hospital. This website provides information on CHEMP's research, educational, and clinical activity related to exercise and children's health.
How Young is too Young: Newsletter (October 2013)
Step Counts and Physical Activity: Newsletter (April 2013)
Active Video Games: Newsletter (January 2013)
Physical Activity and Adiposity: Newsletter (October 2012)
Physical Activity and the Summer Heat: Newsletter (July 2012)
Physical Activity and Canadian Guidelines for the Early Years: Newsletter (April 2012)
Physical Activity and Screen Time: Newsletter (January 2012)
Physical Activity and Health-Related Fitness: Newsletter (October 2011)
Physical Activity and Motor Skill Development: Newsletter (July 2011)
Physical Activity in Child Care: Newsletter (April 2011)
Physical Activity and Your Preschooler: Newsletter (January 2011)