York U experts available to provide tips for the New Year



TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2015 – With the New Year fast approaching, many people are taking stock and resolving to turn over a new leaf in 2016.

The following York University experts are available this week for interviews about how to get moving, how to move on from job loss, and how to move up.

Joseph Baker, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, director of the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE), can comment on: the importance of setting goals for the New Year in regards to physical and cognitive activity (for both young and older people); and how people can use the hard date of the New Year to initiate behaviour changes like getting more exercise.
Contact: bakerj@yorku.ca

Jelena Zikic, associate professor in the School of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, can comment on: how someone who has lost his or her job this year or has struggled with finding the perfect job (or any job at all) can enhance their job search in the New Year; the best career strategies for changing a job/career in the New Year; and how a newcomer to Canada can increase his or her career success in this labour market in 2016. Contact: jelenaz@yorku.ca.

Rebecca Bassett-Gunter, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Health, can comment on: making resolutions as a family to be active, especially in the winter months when kids may be particularly sedentary; alternatives to toys that may be encouraging children to be too sedentary; and ways for parents to get their kids outside. Contact: rgunter@yorku.ca.

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