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Hi Gang: CONGRATULATIONS on deciding to follow SportMedBC’s InTraining program and prepare to walk or run the Vancouver Sun Run ! It’s a much better idea than simply deciding to jump into the event at the last minute as so many thousands of people do- I’m super passionate about walking and running - I stood on that starting line myself as an elite runner *25 years ago, and these days, with all the chaos life has to offer, I can tell you that I’ve never enjoyed my own running more. A walk or a jog in the fresh air brings a balance into my day and I truly look forward to helping you enjoy this...
The 13 week countdown to the 2009 Sun Run is on, and so are SportMedBC's popular Sun Run InTraining clinics, featuring SportMed’s talented RunWalk team lead by Olympian Lynn Kanuka joined by a team of 8 area managers, 84 clinic coordinators and over 1,000 volunteer leaders. Besides hosting live training clinics throughout the Lower Mainland and in Penticton, Kelowna and Kamloops, SportMedBC also offers an online version of the training program. It's never too late to get on-board, click here to register for the Sun Run. For more on SportMed's RunWalk Programs including the Sun Run InTraining...
Dr Jim Bovard , member of SportMedBC's Board of Directors and Medical Manager of Primary Care/ER for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is a longtime runner and will be one of the "Experts" Sun Run participants can ask advice of by visiting here . Here is Jim's latest blog entry: With the start of the new year many of you have made training for and participating in the Vancouver Sun Run your new year’s resolution. Congratulations! Great idea! For some this is an annual event but for others this is the first time and everything is new. I have been running for 32 years. I did my...
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...

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