Our mission is to develop, implement and evaluate effective physical activity interventions in clinical settings for optimal individual and population health, and to advance our global understanding of the long-term health impacts of physical activity and sport.

FEatured projects

The R2HP Lab produces innovative research on Physical Activity for Health and Injury Prevention.

My Active Ingredient

A PEER-TO-PEER ONLINE HEALTHCARE HUB ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH

An educational site where patients, care providers, athletes, and the public can share their favourite “movement hacks”, successes, and failures. Physicians, multidisciplinary researchers, and exercise specialists will curate the best resources….

 

Beyond The Medals

A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY INVESTIGATING RETIRED HIGH-PERFORMANCE FEMALE ATHLETES’ HEALTH

Research into long-term female athlete health is, astonishingly, still in its infancy. Across sport, the ‘hot topics’ of athlete mental health, relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S) and ‘athlete’s heart’ are gathering momentum. Differences in the ways these manifest themselves in men and women are expected…

Western Research Hub for Physical Activity and Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks physical inactivity as the 4th leading risk factor for death worldwide, and low fitness exposes individuals to a greater risk of dying than does smoking, obesity, or high blood pressure. In response, the WHO created the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) to address this worldwide epidemic.

Our Affiliations

Meet The Team

The R2HP Lab brings together a multi-disciplinary team of students, faculty, and collaborators with expertise across the many facets of physical activity and injury prevention

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that Western University is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek (Ah-nish-in-a-bek), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), Lūnaapéewak (Len-ahpay- wuk) and Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run) peoples, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. This land continues to be home to diverse Indigenous peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis and Inuit) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors of our society.