News: October 2018

SportMedBC, in collaboration with the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council, is proud to announce the release of a new HealthBeat video. Healthbeat is a health screening program designed for participants of the Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities (AHLA) to learn about their health and experience how physical activity is medicine. Featuring members from the Canim Lake Band, the Gitanmaax Elders Walking Club and staff from the Gitanmaax Health Centre, the HealthBeat video showcases the positive health effects of the AHLA programs. Special thanks to Media One for...
This fall, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is conducting a province-wide engagement process that will result in a renewed provincial strategy for Indigenous sport, physical activity and recreation in BC. These Regional Engagement Sessions provide a critical forum for individuals, community leaders, organizations and stakeholders working in the areas of sport, recreation, physical activity, health, education, and youth programming. We invite you to come and lend your voice at one of our six regional sessions and help build a new vision for...
Are you wondering if changing your running technique can help with injuries? You’re not alone! This is definitely one of the most popular questions in the running community. If your hips, knees or shins have been bothering you for a while, perhaps modifying how you run can help ease the pain. Some tweaks may also help novice runners reduce injury risk, and make competitive runners cross the finish line faster. This post explains why cadence, impact and foot strike pattern are important when it comes to running technique. Cadence Cadence is the number of steps you are taking per minute...