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(Ottawa, ON - May 26, 2015) - The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) would like to alert the sport community about the presence of 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) in sport supplement products. INTERPOL issued a global alert for DNP after a woman in the UK died and a man in France became ill after taking the substance. DNP is prohibited for athletes and is not approved for human use by government regulators in any country, but may be included in supplements such as diet and body-building aids. The CCES believes the use of most supplements poses an unacceptable risk for athletes and their...
Check out our SportMed Safety Webinar on the subject of "ice or heat?" This Webinar provides medical and scientific information in an easy to understand and interactive format. SportMedBC Safety & Event Services Manager Paul Dwyer takes an in-depth look at: - Therapeutic benefits of cold and hot applications - Different forms of cold and hot applications - Precautions and safety Video of qV-q9N6n_Vk...
Since it was first published in 1999, The Beginning Runner’s Handbook has sold more than 90,000 copies, helping participants at community clinics across Canada - and thousands more runners around the world - realize their goal of running 10K. This easy-to-use, practical guide is completely updated in this fourth edition. It now includes a revised RunWalk program that gives runners a choice between running 10K or running and walking the distance, depending on their individual goals and fitness. Tried and tested by thousands of new and experienced runners, the thirteen-week program was...
As the excitement builds up for you race day, you may be having some last minute nutrition questions that you’re just dying to know the answers to. Here are a few common questions with answers that you may find helpful. What’s a good meal to have the night before the Event? What you eat the night before the race shouldn’t be too different than what you’ve been eating most nights if you’ve been eating a whole-food, nutritionally balanced diet moderate to high in carbohydrates. Continue following the “plate rule” – represent half of your plate...
We're just days away from the 2015 Vancouver Sun Run! Watch our fourth and final SportMed RunWalk Webinar! SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka will provide you with tips on everything for Sun Run day! From what time you should arrive, to what to bring, to what you can expect on the course! Video of YtwxsLfeqJE...
On Saturday, April 18th, 2015, you are invited to attend the BC Section of Sport and Exercise Medicine Symposium. Time: 7am (a light breakfast and lunch will be served). Location: Fortius Sport & Health, 3713 Kensington Ave., Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7 To register, email: Jack.Taunton@fortiussport.com Fee: No charge for BCSSEM Members Non-Member Fee: $199 + GST. Payable by cheque or cash at the registration desk on the day of the event. Please make cheques payable to “BC Section of Sport and Exercise Medicine.” EVENT DETAILS Accreditation: This program has been accredited by the...
We're just days away from the 2015 Vancouver Sun Run! Don't miss this FREE SportMed RunWalk Webinar! The Vancouver Sun Run finish line is only a few days away. SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka will provide you with tips on everything for Sun Run day! From what time you should arrive, to what to bring, to what you can expect on the course! REGISTER NOW! Title: Event Day Tips Date: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm PT...
Check out our SportMed Safety Webinar on common overuse injuries! This Webinar provides medical and scientific information in an easy to understand and interactive format. SportMedBC Safety & Event Services Manager Paul Dwyer takes an in-depth look at: - The definition of an "overuse injury" - What can cause overuse injuries - Strategies to stay healthy Video of 4XRGWa3Jld0...
Less than a month away from the 2015 Vancouver Sun Run! Watch our third SportMed RunWalk Webinar! After the Vancouver Sun Run or your local 10K event, what's next? SportMedBC RunWalk Coach and Olympian Lynn Kanuka gives you information and advice to prepare you for the final weeks of the Sun Run InTraining program and beyond! Video of QkciYsiMP4U...
Be sure to check out SportMedBC’s FREE SportMed Safety Webinar on common overuse injuries! This 20 minute Webinar provides medical and scientific information in an easy to understand and interactive format. Webinar: Best Practices: Common Overuse Injuries Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - 6:30PM REGISTER HERE For more information, contact Paul Dwyer, SportMed Safety & Event Services Manager - pauld@sportmedbc.com or 604.294.3050, ext. 104...

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