News: February 2019

Physical activity is an important and historically underutilized form of medicine. Movement and exercise are critical for people’s best health and are effective as prevention and treatment in chronic disease. This 2.5-hour workshop will discuss all aspects of physical activity in health, how to most effectively engage your patients in less sedentary and more physically active lifestyles, and how to provide individualized exercise prescription. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 2 Mainpro+ credits Date: 6:00pm -8:00pm...
Endocrinology is the study of the various glands throughout the body that secrete hormones that circulate in the blood stream. These hormones function like “chemical messengers” and act on an assortment of structures throughout the body. They act to regulate many body processes and systems. These hormones work in a complex concert-like manner with intricate feedback loops responding to the concentration of hormones within the loop. Exercise and training can impact the concentration of various hormones resulting in alteration of the feedback loop. One key example of this is the...
We're hiring a new InTraining Program Coordinator! If you or someone you know has experience as a program coordinator/manager and worked in the areas of sport training or health promotion we would love to hear from you. Knowledge or prior involvement with the running and cycling communities is an asset as well. The SportMed InTraining Program Coordinator coordinates the day-to-day activities and operations of the organization’s Health Promotion programming, including providing support for planning, facilitating, monitoring and evaluation processes. Specifically, the Coordinator will...
Team BC is ready to take on the best athletes in the country at the 2019 Canada Winter Games which open in Red Deer on February 15. 251 athletes, 46 coaches, 29 managers and technical support staff, and 23 mission staff make up Team BC and will proudly represent British Columbia at the Games. Competition will take place in 21 sports against teams from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories. 55 per cent of the Team BC athletes and coaches have previously competed at the BC Winter or BC Summer Games bringing with them valuable multi-sport Games experience. Leading Team BC into the Opening...