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Sweet And Spooky Research For Halloween

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With the arrival of October 31st each year comes the arrival of Halloween traditions. When trick-or-treating, children, like adults, do not necessarily think about the exercise value of this holiday.

However, current studies by CIHR experts show that Halloween treats may have a beneficial side. Having to carry heavy bags and hunt for sweets and chocolate can have a positive physical impact. Since it only occurs once a year, why not take advantage of Halloween?

This Halloween, Canadian Institutes of Health Research experts are talking about different subjects related to Halloween.


How can Halloween contribute to physical activity?
Dr. Gary Goldfield, CIHR-funded researcher from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) (Ottawa)

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Eat Smart! Is it possible to celebrate Halloween with healthier foods?
Dr. Katherine Gray-Donald, CIHR-funded researcher from McGill University (Montreal)

Your culture may influence your food decision-making.even on Halloween
Dr. Brenda Beagan, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver)

Keep your children away from the Internet! Halloween physical activities might contribute to your children's well-being
Dr. Jennifer Shapka, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver)

Having a good sleep can help you to get rid of all the calories
Dr. Jennifer McGrath, CIHR-funded researcher from the Concordia University (Montreal)

Keep the candies away after Halloween! Candies everyday can contribute to obesity
Dr. Diane Finegood, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (Vancouver)

Protect your children from the ghosts and witches! Can factors in childhood affect your risk of heart disease in adulthood?
Dr. Arsham Alamian, CIHR-funded researcher from the University of Montreal (Montreal)