Laboratoire d’Investigations sur les Mécanismes et Prédicteurs de liens entre Activités physiques, autres Comportements et Trajectoires de Santé


The Investigations on mechanisms and predictors of links between physical activities, other behaviors and health trajectories laboratory is co-directed by Professor Mathieu Bélanger and Professor Saïd Mekari at the Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Many of the risk factors for chronic diseases, both physical and mental, can be modified through lifestyle changes. Nevertheless, making lifestyle changes at a population level remains a challenge.

Over the years, researchers and students from IMPACTS Lab have successfully demonstrated their ability to develop and implement effective and sustainable interventions to improve the lifestyle habits of various target groups.

The harmful effects of prolonged sitting

Published in the American Journal of Hypertension, this article from Prof Myles O'Brien and colleagues shows the harmful effects of prolonged sitting on blood pressure variability.

Publication from Myles O’Brien on Walk with a Future Doc program

Read in the Canadian Medical Education Journal an article by Prof Myles O’Brien on a medical student-led community program. If you would like to know more about current projects or would like to collaborate with Dr. O'Brien, please contact him at...

IMPACTS Lab takes part in St. Francis Xavier University’s APES+ Conference (NS)

The IMPACTS Lab was at the APES+ Conference hosted by St. Francis Xavier University in N.S. to present research studies in progress: 👉 Effect of a community-based physical activity program on the physical and cognitive health of healthy francophone seniors in New...

A hundredth scientific publication for Pr Myles O’Brien

Our most sincere congratulations to Prof. Myles O'Brien who recently joined the IMPACTS laboratory for this 100th scientific publication in the Sports Medicine and Health Science journal.

Diversifying sport participation: a winning approach

Read Mathieu Bélanger and François Gallant in this short article on physical activity participation profiles and sport diversification using data from the MATCH Study. Article:

Publication – Prof Myles O’Brien

FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH - Congratulations to Prof. Myles O'Brien, co-author of two articles published in the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, in collaboration with Canadian and international authors.