NEUROFITLAB IN THE MEDIA

Chicago Tribune [READ IT HERE]

"Intense Workouts May Boost Memory"

Dec 6, 2017

 

Spotlight on research findings of study led by Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz

 

"Improvements in this type of memory from exercise might help to explain the previously established link between aerobic exercise and better academic performance"

The New York Times [READ IT HERE]

"Exercise May Enhance the Effects of

Brain Training"

Nov 22, 2017

 

Spotlight on research findings of study led by Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz

 

"The study’s findings suggest that exercising both our bodies and minds may provide the greatest boost to our memories."

McMaster Daily News [READ IT HERE]

"McMaster's early researchers earn nearly $1M

in funding"

May 19, 2017

 

Jennifer Heisz, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology is a 2017 Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Research Award Recipient

Project title: Brain health in aging: Understanding how exercise promotes brain function to reduce the risk of dementia

 

This award recognizes the best and brightest research talent in Ontario from all disciplines. It helps promising, recently appointed, Ontario researchers build their research teams. Proposals are evaluated on the excellence of the researcher, the quality of the research, the development of research talent, and the strategic value to Ontario.

Los Angeles Times [READ IT HERE]

"Why exercise is the best medicine for your brain"

May 18, 2017

 

Expert Opinion by Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz

 

"We have control over our dementia risk."

Albert Lager Lecture Series

Brain Health and Aging

May 10, 2017

 

Dr. Jennifer Heisz speaks about the cognitive neuroscience of exercise, where you will learn about cognition and physical activity; how brain signal complexity supports cognition and it changes associated with aging and exercise; and tips for making a permanent lifestyle change towards a healthier brain.

 

"We see a dramatic increase in memory performance for the high-intensity exercise group, more than in the moderate intensity and control groups."

 

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

Harvard Men's Health Watch [READ IT HERE]

"HIT workouts may boost exercise motivation"

March 1, 2017

 

Expert Opinion by Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz

 

"It appears that the stronger you get, the more you enjoy the workout. This may make you more motivated to continue"

CHCH News [READ MORE HERE]

Dementia Rates on the Rise

January 10, 2017


"You can actually change your fate when it comes to your dementia risk. You have more of a role than you think... The individuals who didn't have the genetic risk but were physically inactive, had a similar risk of developing dementia as those who were genetically predisposed.”

 

Expert opinion by Dr. Jennifer Heisz

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

A TWEET A DAY

AM 900 CHML - Funding for Alzheimer’s Research at McMaster

April 14, 2014

Hamilton, ON, Canada

 

Radio Interview with Dr. Jennifer Heisz

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

Roundhouse Radio 98.3 - New Research: Genotype, Exercise & Dementia Risk

January 12, 2017

Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Radio Interview with Dr. Barbara Fenesi

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

AM 900 CHML - Can High Intensity Training help preserve your memory?

November 23, 2017

Hamilton, ON, Canada

 

Radio Interview with Dr. Jennifer Heisz, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, on the Scott Radley Show.

CBC Radio - “Exercise could improve your high-interference memory”

February 19, 2018

Hamilton, ON, Canada

 

Radio Interview with Dr. Jennifer Heisz, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, on "The Current" with Anna Maria Tremonti

RADIO INTERVIEW

CTV News [READ IT HERE]

"Fitness fact check: Which 2016 studies hold up

to scrutiny?"

December 28, 2016

 

Expert Opinion by Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz

 

"Jennifer Heisz ... says external reward for exercise is not nearly as powerful as intrinsic reward, which are the internal positive feelings achieved through exercise."

Miami Herald [READ IT HERE]

"This gym isn't just pumping, it's healing hearts"

December 5, 2016

 

Expert Opinion by Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz

 

"Exercise tones the stress system and increases resiliency to psychological stressors, whether they are exams, problems at work or financial challenges"

CNN Health [READ IT HERE]

"Forget New Year's; start a summer workout instead"

July 29, 2016

 

Expert Opinion by Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz

 

"During her research, she has noticed that exercise patterns fluctuate from season to season in North America."

McMasterUTV

Six Unique Spaces: McMaster Health Crawl

February 1, 2016

 

"This is the undergrad Kinesiology lab, and we bring all of our undergraduate students into this lab and expose them to research for the first time."

 

Dr. Jennifer Heisz speaks as representative of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) at McMaster University

 

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

CHCH Evening News

Beating a Cold with Exercise

January 8, 2016


"When you go to the gym to work out or you pump iron or get your heart rate up it causes a little bit of stress in the body, which damages it a little bit which causes a stress response and there is an immune response associated with that.”

 

Expert opinion by Dr. Jennifer Heisz

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

CTV Canada AM

Fitness & Alzheimer's

January 21, 2015


"The most exciting finds were with respect to prevention. We found that older adults that exercise early in life reduce their risk of developing dementia later in life. And physical inactivity is the greatest modifiable risk factor for dementia."

Interview with Dr. Jennifer Heisz

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

CHCH Evening News

Canadian Foundation for Innovation and John R. Evans

Leaders Fund Investment

April 14, 2014

 

CFI-JELF National announcement with Minister Ed Holder at the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE)

 

“The decline of cognitive abilities among Canada’s aging population poses a great challenge to our healthcare system, society and economy. With the CFI’s support, my team will have the tools to monitor brain function in new ways that may eventually give clinicians the means they need, whether through exercise or lifestyle changes, to prevent the onset of dementia among their older patients.”

 

Dr. Jennifer Heisz

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz  | Assistant Professor | Department of Kinesiology | Ivor Wynne Centre, Room E206 | McMaster University | 1280 Main Street West | Hamilton, Ontario L8S4L8

 

 

CBC radio - The Current

with Anna Maria Tremonti

"Exercise could improve your

high-interference memory"

 

February 19, 2018

Hamilton, ON, Canada

Chicago Tribune

"Intense Workouts May

Boost Memory"

 

December 6, 2017

AM 900 CHML

The Scott Radley Show

"Can High Intensity Training Help Preserve Your Memory?"

 

November 23, 2017

Hamilton, ON, Canada

The New York Times

"Exercise May Enhance the Effects of Brain Training"

 

November 22, 2017

Roundhouse Radio 98.3

"New Research: Genotype, Exercise & Dementia Risk"

 

January 12, 2017

Vancouver, BC, Canada

McMaster Daily News

"McMaster's early researchers

earn nearly $1M in funding"

 

May 19, 2017

Los Angeles Times

"Why exercise is the best medicine for your brain"

 

May 18, 2017

Albert Lager Lecture Series

Brain Health and Aging

 

May 10, 2017

Harvard Men's Health Watch

"HIT workouts may boost exercise motivation"

 

March 1, 2017

CHCH News

Dementia Rates on the Rise

 

January 10, 2017

CTV News

"Fitness fact check: Which 2016 studies hold up to scrutiny?"

 

December 28, 2016

Miami Herald

"This gym isn't just pumping,

it's healing hearts"

 

December 5, 2016

CNN Health [READ IT HERE]

"Forget New Year's; start a summer workout instead"

 

July 29, 2016

McMasterUTV

Six Unique Spaces: McMaster Health Crawl

 

February 1, 2016

CHCH Evening News

Beating a Cold with Exercise

January 8, 2016

CTV Canada AM

Fitness & Alzheimer's

 

January 21, 2015

CHCH Evening News

Canadian Foundation for Innovation and John R. Evans

Leaders Fund Investment

 

April 14, 2014

AM 900 CHML

Funding for Alzheimer’s

Research at McMaster

 

April 14, 2014

Hamilton, ON, Canada