Kinesiology
Study debunks hormonal misconception of exercise

Study debunks hormonal misconception of exercise

Women are not only underrepresented in exercise-related studies, but may be receiving incomplete information about physical activity because of a now-debunked belief that hormonal fluctuations linked to menstrual cycles can lead to inconsistent study results.

Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

Author Lisa Bowes, BA’88 (Physical Education), recently released ‘Lucy Tries Basketball,’ the fifth book in her Lucy Tries Sports series which encourages children to get active and participate in sports and recreation.

Musical puts mental-health struggles on stage

Musical puts mental-health struggles on stage

For a pair of Western alumni, starting a conversation about mental health is something to sing about. Thalia Ranjbar, BA’19 (Kinesiology), and Jake Schindler, BMus’18, BSc’19 (Computer Science), hope to shine a light on mental health with the staging of Where Do We...

Study finds keys to music in exercise

Study finds keys to music in exercise

Music can be that key to getting people moving – and selecting the proper style of music for people to move to can lead to a more beneficial and fulfilling workout, according to a recent Western study.

Olympic bids enter unexplored territory

Olympic bids enter unexplored territory

When a group of civic-minded citizens of an urban metropolis arrives at a decision to ‘go for the gold’ and lodge a bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host ‘the greatest sports show on earth’ that is when things get complicated.

Rowing inspires recent grad’s business idea

Rowing inspires recent grad’s business idea

After spending much of the past year testing innovative ways to keep her hair in check during workouts on the water, Nicole Baranowski is forgoing the casual-chic look during Convocation.

Study: Cents make sense for physical activity

Study: Cents make sense for physical activity

It may take only a handful of change to make a lifetime of positive changes in the lives of many when it comes to sustaining physical activity, according to a Western-led study.

‘Punching prof’ to crown Canadian champions

‘Punching prof’ to crown Canadian champions

One Western professor is looking to restore the prestige of Canadian boxing titles via a new independent ranking system he hopes will cut through the often chaotic world of boxing and help re-establish the place of the sweet science in the country.

Misener named to top Kin role at ‘exciting time’

Misener named to top Kin role at ‘exciting time’

Laura Misener certainly didn’t expect it – at least not this early. But less than a decade after her arrival on campus, she was named Director of Western’s School of Kinesiology, effective July 1. She will be the first woman to occupy the role.

Reflecting on the ‘Terrible Ted’ I remember

Reflecting on the ‘Terrible Ted’ I remember

‘Terrible Ted’s’ passing immediately brought to mind personal reminiscences from the 1960s, personal happenings that demonstrated to me what this great man was really all about.

All exercise intensities benefit older brains

All exercise intensities benefit older brains

Older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, according to a new Western study.

New journal gets young scholars ‘through the door’

New journal gets young scholars ‘through the door’

In an environment often associated with ‘publish or perish’ pressures, emerging scholars face the highest barriers. In response, a trio of Western Kinesiology PhD candidates recently took publication matters into their own hands with the launch of The Journal of Emerging Sport Studies.

Professor’s work looks to celebrate difference

Professor’s work looks to celebrate difference

Today, Kinesiology professor David Howe, a four-time Paralympian-turned-academic, recalls the fork in the road for his family, one that set him on a path to athletics, academia and advocacy.

Initiative builds academic, personal resilience

Initiative builds academic, personal resilience

A Western-developed mobile app might be the key to helping students assess and manage their responses to stress – all part of a unique web of support in a push to help students work through the challenges of university life.

Western’s Special Olympics legacy grows

Western’s Special Olympics legacy grows

Western is poised to lead international research on how sports benefits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through a $1.5-million donation honouring Special Olympics pioneer Frank Hayden.

Exercise during pregnancy improves health, reduces complications

Exercise during pregnancy improves health, reduces complications

Physical activity is a critical component of achieving a healthy pregnancy – with fewer complications and better physical and emotional wellness for the mother, and better outcomes for the baby –  according to new national guidelines. The evidence-based pregnancy and...

Symposium to focus on impact of sport on society

Symposium to focus on impact of sport on society

An elite lineup of athletes, officials and academics will come together next week to provide an in-depth discussion on the milestones, events and people that have shaped human rights in Canada with respect to sport.

Study: ‘Loyalty points’ can fuel physical activity

Study: ‘Loyalty points’ can fuel physical activity

Relatively small financial incentives – as little as pennies a day – and goal-setting can increase physical activity, according to a Western-led study published today in the journal JMIR mHealth and uHealth.