Dr. Elizabeth Ready
Professor
Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
Director, Applied Health Sciences (AHS) PhD Program
312 Max Bell Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-8641
E-mail: elizabeth.ready@umanitoba.ca

 

Education:

  • PhD (Exercise Physiology) - University of Alberta
  • MA, HBA (Physical Education) - University of Western Ontario
  • B.A.(Honours) - University of Western Ontario

Research Interests:

  • Physical health and functional benefits of physical activity in older adults
  • Impact of age friendly neighbourhoods on physical activity and health
  • Benefits of interprofessional collaboration in primary health care/role of kinesiologist
  • Physical activity in the management of  chronic disease

Recent and Selected Publications:

Krueger H, Turner D, Krueger J, and Ready AE. The economic benefits of risk factor reduction in Canada: Tobacco smoking, excess weight and physical inactivity.  Canadian Journal of Public Health, 105(1), e69-e78, 2014.

De Melo LL, Menec V, and Ready AE. Relationship of functional fitness with daily steps in community-dwelling older adults. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Published ahead of print, April 2014. DOI: 10.1519/JPT.0b013e3182abe75f

Krueger H., Williams D., Ready A.E., and Turner D. Improved estimation of the health and economic burden of chronic disease risk factors in Manitoba, Canada. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, 33(4), 236-246, 2013.

Hnatiuk, J., Duhamel, T., Katz, A., and Ready A.E. Physical activity supports provided by health care providers to patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Can J Diabetes, 36, 119-128, 2012.

De Melo LL, Porter M, Menec V, and Ready AE. Personal factors, perceived environment and objectively measured walking in old age. JAPA, 18(3), 280-292, 2010.

Dear, J. B., Porter, M.M., and A.E. Ready. Energy expenditure during golfing and lawn-mowing in older adult men. JAPA 18(2): 185-200, 2010.

Ready, A.E., Butcher, J.E., Dear, J.B., Fieldhouse, P., Harlos, S., Katz, A., Moffatt, M., Rodrigue, M., Schmalenberg, J., and P. F. Gardiner. Canada’s Physical Activity Guide Recommendations are a Low Benchmark for Manitoba Adults. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism, 34 (2), 172-181, 2009.

RJ Currie, Janice Butcher, Jim Dear, Paul Fieldhouse, Philip Gardiner, Sande Harlos, Brenda Hoover, Alan Katz, Michael Moffatt, Elizabeth Ready, Maureen Rodrigue and Jan Schmalenberg. A Generation At Risk: Low Physical Activity in Young Manitobans. February 2007. Report produced by the HLHPRI for the Government of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

RJ Currie, Janice Butcher, Jim Dear, Paul Fieldhouse, Philip Gardiner, Sande Harlos, Brenda Hoover, Alan Katz, Michael Moffatt, Elizabeth Ready, Maureen Rodrigue and Jan Schmalenberg. February 2007. Physical Activity in Manitoba: the Good the Bad and the Urgency. Report produced by the HLHPRI for the Government of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Ready, A.E., B. J. Naimark, R. Tate, and S.L. Boreskie. Fitness centre membership promotes healthy behaviours. J Sports Med Phys Fit, 45: 2005.

Lee, S.J., B. Naimark, M.M. Porter, and A.E. Ready. Effects of a long-term community based cardiac rehabilitation program on middle aged and elderly cardiac patients. Am J Geriatric Cardiol, 13 (6):293-298, 2004.

Jiang, X., J. Cooper, M. M. Porter, and A. E. Ready. Adoption of Canada's Physical Activity Guide and Handbook for Older Adults: Impact on Functional Fitness and Energy Expenditure. Can J Appl Physiol. 29(4): 395-410, 2004.

Naimark, B., A.E. Ready, and S.J. Lee. Physical activity and a healthy menopause. A Friend Indeed, Vol. XVII (5), November-December, 2000, pp. 1-3, 7.

Ready, A.E., B. Naimark, J. Ducas, J.V Sawatzky, S.L. Boreskie, D.T. Drinkwater and S. Oosterveen. Influence of walking volume on health benefits in women post-menopause. Med. Sci. Sports and Exerc., 28(9):1097-1105, 1996.


HLHPRI Research Group Affiliation:


Additional Research Involvement:

  • Research Associate, Centre on Aging University of Manitoba
  • Research Committee, Winnipeg in motion

Primary Courses Taught:

PERS 1200 - Physical Activity Health and Wellness
PERS 4100 - Current Issues
KIN 2610 - Health and Physical Aspects of Aging
PERS 7004 - Current Research in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure: Physical Aspects


Community Involvement (examples):

  • Board Member, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
  • Board Member, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (2010-2013)
  • Board Member, Manitoba Fitness Council (1998-2008)
  • Member, Manitoba Kinesiologists Association
  • Co-Chair, Kinesiology Coalition of Manitoba

Current Graduate Students
Kristen Klassen, AHS PhD Program (co-advisor)
Laura MacDonald, AHS PhD Program (co-advisor)