Participate in our studies

What it means to participate in our studies

Thank you for your interest in our studies! Your participation in our research is essential to shape and improve our knowledge about the health of Canadians. The results of these studies get published in leading academic journals, presented at international conferences, and are featured in the media (newspaper, websites, and television). Many of our studies help shape health policy in government and within local recreation sectors. We could not achieve these aims without the generosity of participants - like you. Your volunteering is very much appreciated!

Current projects in the BMED lab:

Please contact bml@uvic.ca for more information and/or if you are interested in participating in any of the studies.

 

Promoting physical activity in recently retired and empty nest populations Study Poster

A study that aims to promote physical activity in recent retirees and empty nesters. Participants will receive a program specific to their demographic that will help motivate them to increase their physical activity pursuits.

Who we are recruiting: People who have recently retired or had their last child leave the family home within the last 6 months, and additionally who are not getting 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate to vigorous exercise per week. If you are interested please contact bml@uvic.ca for more information!

Physical activity habit formation among parents and preschoolers Study Poster

A study that focusses on parents being active with preschoolers (children aged 3 to 5). Participants will receive a cash incentive after each assessment. Funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.

Who we are recruiting: At least one child between 3 and 5 years old who is getting less than 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day AND at least one parent who will participate with their child. If you are interested please contact bml@uvic.ca for more information!

Habit formation for families to increase physical activity Study Poster

A study exploring different strategies to help increase physical activity for children ages 6 to 12 years. The study materials focus on helping parents find strategies which support their children's activity. Participants will receive a cash incentive after each assessment. Funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Who we are recruiting: At least one child between 6 and 12 years old who is getting less than 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day AND at least one parent who will participate with their child. If you are interested please contact bml@uvic.ca for more information!

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