Improving health, one step at a time

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It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should. This cross-sectional analysis of a large sample of Canadians was unique in combining objective measures of physical activity with digital map based measures of walkable neighbourhoods.

Reducing cancer-related fatigue one step at a time


Fatigue is one of the most pervasive symptoms associated with cancer, adding to distress and affecting everyday life, yet little research has been done into how to deal with the problem. Now, Nancy Mayo, a professor in the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, is tackling the challenge. In a recent pilot study, she implemented a personalized walking exercise program over an eight-week period for 26 people with advanced cancer, in an effort to reduce their level of fatigue