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SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPORTMEDBC MEMBERS on Saturday, September 26, 2015 As SportMedBC continues to promote awareness and leadership in sport medicine, sport science, sport training and health promotion, we want to ensure that you are part of our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) and membership education day! Annual General Meeting Join us on Saturday, September 26th from 9:00am - 10:15am at Fortius Sport & Health in Burnaby. for the 2015 SportMedBC Annual General Meeting. We'll look back at 2014-2015 and preview some of the exciting projects we're working on for the 2015-...
The Coaching Association of Canada and the provincial and territorial coaching representatives are proud to present the inaugural National Coaches Week, September 19 – 27, 2015. National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. The week will feature plenty of events in local communities across Canada, from free National Coach Certification Program workshops to coach recognition nights. Events are being held in communities across Canada. To find one near you, please visit Coach.ca #ThanksCoach #CoachesWeek...
We all know that we should be getting in our quality exercise every day to improve health and fitness. But how much and to what intensity should it be to see health benefits? A recent study out of Queens University compared three groups of sedentary adults at different levels of walking and found that while all groups exhibited health benefits from the exercise , only those in the highest intensity group also saw an improvement in glucose tolerance, a risk factor in heart disease. So maybe we need to get out there and walk a little faster! FULL ARTICLE
SportMedBC is committed to identifying, developing and promoting Best Practices in Sport Health, Sport Safety and Sport Training. SportMedBC coordinates access to a network of sport medicine and sport science practitioners and strives to be the ultimate sport medicine and sport science resource within the provincial sport system and for all active British Columbians. SportMedBC has an exciting employment opportunity! We're looking for an Administrative Assistant. The deadline for applications is Saturday, August 15th, 2015. For more information and details: Employment Opportunity -...
ParticipACTION is pleased to present the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth . The ParticipACTION Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of the current status of physical activity for children and youth in Canada. For the first time, the Report Card takes a stand on play in nature and the outdoors - with its risks - and includes a Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play . The statement was developed by the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (HALO-CHEO),...
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. BUY The Beginning Runner’s Handbook! 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...
(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 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 Sun Run? What you eat the night before the Sun Run 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...

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