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Dana Lis , RD, SportMed BC Sport Dietitian weighs on the best way to properly fuel your body - whether you are a first time run/walker or wily veteran . Dana writes... Whether your goal is to complete the Sun Run walking or to run a sub 40-minute 10K; what you fuel your body with can make or break your success. You may have some of the following nutritional questions: weight loss, energy intake, fuelling pre, during and post training, hydration and making healthy food choices when eating out. Let’s kick off this nutrition segment with choosing good convenience foods before training! Paying...
As detailed in a recent article in the Globe and Mail, the move towards healthier food choices, which has already appeared in many schools across BC and Canada, has now it is has spread to community ice rinks in Montreal. We asked SportMed Nutrition managing dietitian Jennifer Gibson for her comments on the need for sport venues locally in BC to get healthier food choices for their patrons. Canadians have experienced this ironic situation at their local sport venue. In venues which promote exercise, sport and getting active, the food choices seem to promote artery clogging, cavities and...
As BC residents resolve to make a healthy start to 2009, we asked SportMedBC's Sport Dietitian Dana Lis for her comments on Leslie Beck's recent column in the Globe and Mail that focused on some of 2008's biggest issues and topics that made the nutrition news headlines. Menu Labelling: Menu labelling is growing increasingly important as more and more Canadian rely on convenient or restaurant foods for daily nutrition. With busy lives many people seem to be eating out on a more regular basis. Often healthier meals are made less healthy with the higher fat restaurant recipes. Kelsey’s fajitas...
SportMedBc member Dr. Don Hedges is being saluted in the news thanks to his holding a camp for Costa Rican national lacrosse team and staff in San Jose while he is on his annual winter trip to the country. Read Tom Berridge's article in The Record here .
SportingNews.com is reporting that on Thursday, December 11th an Internet report surfaced quoting an unnamed orthopedic surgeon allegedly familiar with sidelined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's surgery, saying "(His career) is dead - It's over, plain and simple." Brady was injured tearing both his ACL and MCL in the Pats season opening game versus Kansas City on September 7th and had to have 3 separate post-op procedures to quell a staph infection. SportingNews.com sources say that the Internet report is "ridiculous" and that Brady's rehab is on-track for him to return for the...
When the Vancouver Canucks starter netminder Roberto Luongo went down with an apparent groin strain during the team's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 22nd, the hope after the initial diagnosis was that he would only be out for a few weeks. Things were looking up for a possible return to the crease last night versus the Oilers but that all changed when on Wednesday, Louongo left practice early after suffering what is being called a "setback". Roberto spoke to the media today on his injury, specifcally the fact that he now does not know when he will be ready to return and when...
The NY Times Play Magazine recently featured an article on stretching written by Gretchen Reynolds that reveals what the latest research has determined on the subject. Suprisingly, what many of us learned as "the proper way" to do warm-up stretching is potentially damaging to your muscles. "Researchers now believe that some of the more entrenched elements of many athletes' warm-up regimens are not only a waste of time but actually bad for you. The old presumption that holding a stretch for 20 to 30 seconds - known as static stretching - primes muscles for a workout is dead wrong. It actually...
It was great to see the recent article in the Vancouver Sun by Gary Kingston on Alpine Canada’s “other” national team – the therapists, physicians, strength and conditioning specialists, psychologists and technicians who day in and day out are available to national team athletes keeping them healthy and physically ready for training and competition. Alpine Canada has one of the most sophisticated Integrated Support Teams (ISTs) in the country with over twenty dedicated practitioners. Support for high performance athletes requires a multi-disciplinary approach and, depending on the sport,...
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis is taking a comprehensive approach to ensuring that each and every one of the athletes on his payroll has access to the assistance required in order to be the best hockey players that they possibly can be. From providing daily nutrition support for specific athletes, to researching and improving the team's strategies on sleep and jet lag, Gillis is carefully assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each of the players and coordinating an individualized support plan that is being implemented by his team of dedicated sport medicine and science...
November 12, 2008 - The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today that Kamloops physician Dr. Bruce Davidson has been selected as the Chief Medical Officer for the Canadian team at the 2010 Paralympic Games in Vancouver. Dr. Davidson, who currently combines work in emergency medicine at the Royal Inland Hospital with sports medicine at the Sage Sports Institute, both in Kamloops BC, has been involved for in sports medicine for the past 18 years. In his role as CMO, he will be managing a multi-discipline health care team and overseeing the health care services that will be provided to the...

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