Monthly Archives: July 2011

Shady peace and quiet in Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region Record published an article today about where to find some peace and quiet in Waterloo Region. I couldn’t help but notice that the majority of the places were well-treed. I am familiar with several spots and I … Continue reading

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It’s hotter than you think

We know that it is hot during a heat wave but do we realize that it is hotter and more hazardous than we think it is? On a clear sunny day, when air temperature has just passed 25 degrees Celsius, … Continue reading

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Activity and Cognition

The Archives of Internal Medicine published a study today called Activity Energy Expenditure and Incident Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults. From the introduction: Physical activity appears to be one of the more promising preventive strategies against cognitive impairment in the … Continue reading

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Square2Square too hot?

The Cities of Waterloo and Kitchener hosted the second Square2Square event this past Sunday. The basic premise is to create a temporary pedestrian mall from Uptown Waterloo to Downtown Kitchener. Given that yesterday’s high, as recorded by the University of … Continue reading

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Urban by Nature: why trees are good for you

On my to-do list is to listen to the complete “Urban by Nature” documentary by Roberta Walker for the CBC’s Shift project from the Current. This segment looked at how nature shapes our brains and how the absence of nature … Continue reading

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