The benefits of static stretching as part of a full warm-up before exercise seem to outweigh the disadvantages.
Static stretching — stretching and holding muscles — was once an essential part of sports warm-ups, until studies suggested it reduced performance. New research shows it should be making a comeback.
Children arrive by bus at Portage Trail Community School in North York, Ont., Sept. 15, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Teachers' optimism is strained when they know much more could be done to minimize COVID-19 safety risks in schools and to help them support student needs during COVID-19.
A protest march in Kolkata in support of farmers. Women have been central to the recent protests.
(AP Photo/Bikas Das)
The active participation of women in India's farmers' protests shows that the demonstrations are not only spaces of resistance and power but also of gender equity and empowerment.
La vue par le hublot d’un avion faisant le trajet Vancouver-Calgary en juin 2020.
La Presse Canadienne/Jonathan Hayward
Une catastrophe menace les communautés éloignées après qu’Air Canada a annulé 30 liaisons régionales. Elle menace les droits de tous les Canadiens à être connectés au système de transport national.
The view out the window during a flight from Vancouver to Calgary in June 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A disaster is looming for remote Canadian communities after Air Canada cancelled 30 regional routes. It threatens the rights of all Canadians to be connected to the national transportation system.
Distinguishing a unique sense of place within a common virtual space of online learning will require significant investment.
In a world where students can attend any university from their living rooms, universities need a compelling answer to the question: “Why should students come here?”
A woman observes social distancing guidelines as she rides the subway in Moscow, Russia. President Vladimir Putin has been accused of suppressing the number of deaths from COVID-19.
(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
The coronavirus has affected almost every country in the world, but there are major differences in how health data is being reported. Politics often dictates how the data is shared.
The oil and gas sector has transformed Newfoundland and Labrador over the past few decades.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil and gas industry is the province’s largest contributor to the economy and will be critically important to its future.
People gather on the rocks outside the famous Fogo Island Inn, part of a social enterprise aimed at helping local communities hit hard by the collapse of the cod industry.
(Alex Fradkin, courtesy of Shorefast/Fogo Island Inn)
Social enterprises like the one in Fogo Island, N.L., offer hope in a world turned upside down by the current pandemic.
A housing crisis combined with inadequate access to health care in many communities makes Canada’s North vulnerable to COVID-19.
Despite chronic housing need and persistent health and infrastructural inequities, northern communities are turning to the land and each other to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A woman takes a selfie with three others while attending the Vaisakhi Parade in Surrey, B.C., on April 22, 2017.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Studies suggest a significant proportion of Indian-origin families in Canada are practising female feticide. It is crucial to understand how gender inequality may lead to sex selection.
Controlling a leader’s image via campaign-sanctioned photographs is an age-old practice in politics.
Controlling how leaders appear in photographs is an age-old practice in politics. It's in full force during the Canadian election.
A camera catches a huge Greenland shark in eastern Baffin Bay, near Disko Bay, Greenland.
The eastern Arctic and sub-Arctic marine areas of Canada are changing rapidly under climate change.
If countries commit to universal health coverage alone, they will be emphasizing disease management over investing in wellness.
The UN's global health policy related to universal health coverage should be grounded in primary health care -- with meaningful benchmarks to ensure patient participation.
A wildfire moves towards the town of Anzac from Fort McMurray, Alta. in May 2016.
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The boreal forest is being reshaped by wildfire. As climate change intensifies wildfire activity, the boreal forest will likely become a carbon source.
Teaching social and environmental responsibility to engineering students will provide them with valuable skills required for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Technological stewardship is a set of values that provide members of the engineering community with guidance for responsible, responsive and agile approaches to design and implementation.
At the core of patient-centered care is respecting the dignity of patients as humans.
A simple introduction from care providers can be a good start towards a truly patient-centred approach to health services.
Social and cognitive skills such as drawing conclusions about emotional states and social interactions are least vulnerable to being displaced by AI.
A shift to outcomes-based education will enable students to gain critical automation-resistant competencies to succeed and thrive in the future workforce alongside AI.
Our societies would be kinder and better places overall if we considered what we can and do learn from autism.
A medical model tends to see disability as an individual impairment, but disability — including autism — is part of all of our precarious, precious lives.
Early intervention could make a difference. Here, protestors gather at Queen’s Park in Toronto on March 7, 2019 to protest changes to Ontario’s autism program.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
An inclusive education researcher says the government's consolation plan to boost school funding for autism services with no investment in early childhood education flies in the face of evidence.