News: November 2017

Peter Twist, M.Sc., CSCS Many people reflect to their youth and remember playing several sports and spending their spare time in spontaneous play and pick up games. Today, many youngsters specialize in just one or two sports and spend their remaining time on sedentary activities - television, video games, computers and the web. The unhealthy aspects of this trend are further compounded when you factor in the startling growth of fast food chains and the many "quick-fix" food choices that are aggressively marketed to youth. The cumulative result is a generation of kids who are less...
In partnership with ISPARC, this fall SportMedBC hosted five leader training sessions across the province to 315 leaders equipping them to deliver the Aboriginal RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge programs. With ongoing support provided by SportMedBC, 122 Aboriginal RunWalk leaders will launch their programs in January 2018. Highlights from this year included learning more about addictions from a harm reduction approach, the importance of self-care and mental wellness, and hearing from experienced leaders who shared their inspiring stories filled with challenges and successes...
It’s often said that the easiest things in life are a “Walk in the Park”, and this couldn’t be any more accurate! Walking is a simple, effective, and fun way to increase your daily physical activity. We have it in all of us to be great walkers! This low-impact activity can be done indoors or outdoors, and all you need is a good pair of walking shoes. Whether your goal is to improve your heart health, move more throughout the day, or just take some time for yourself…walking works! Starting November 27 th , join SportMedBC’s RunWalk Coach & Olympian,...
One only has to turn on the radio or open a newspaper to learn about the importance of proper nutrition. We, as North Americans, are acutely aware of the health risks resulting from trans fats, sedentary lifestyle, and poor diet. In an effort to make good food choices for our families, and ourselves many people look to nutritional experts for advice and guidance. In an attempt to meet the increased demands for nutritional expertise, health enthusiasts with varied training and education have gravitated to the nutrition field leaving consumers confused regarding the level of care they receive...
BC Games feature article in Recreation & Parks BC Magazine . For the past 40 years the BC Games Society has delivered exceptional experiences through sport championing a movement that ignites a passion for sport and physical activity in young athletes and our communities. The BC Winter and BC Summer Games have brought together thousands of British Columbian’s for the experience of a lifetime where memories, friendships, spirit, and pride are abundant. Founded in 1978 by Premier W.R. Bennett, the BC Winter and BC Summer Games were created as an opportunity to “bring all parts...