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Team BC and SportMedBC are geared up for the Canada Summer Games! Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival, the Canada Summer Games welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors. Winnipeg is hosting the Games, which run from July 28th to August 13th with Team BC looking to build upon a third place finish in 2013. Photo: Team BC/ Bogetti-Smith The West Coast will be well represented this year with 354 athletes, 52 coaches, 27 managers and 22 mission staff making the trip from B.C. across the Prairies to challenge the country’s best. B.C...
Stay safe and performing at your best this summer with these hydration tips! Whether you’re doing high intensity training or simply enjoying the outdoors on a hike or a run, it is important to stay hydrated, especially when the mercury rises during the summer months. Water is the basis for life. It is second only to oxygen in importance for health, making up to 75% of the body. Although water does not provide a source of calories, adequate hydration is at least as important to good athletic performance as the food you eat and is essential for efficient training, playing and racing...
Over 1,500 students packed into the Richmond Olympic Oval on Friday June 9 th to celebrate International Olympic Day 2017. Officially held on June 23 rd , Olympic Day commemorates the founding of the modern Olympic Games with sport-related festivities taking place around the world. The goal of Olympic Day is to promote Olympic values and participation in sport regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. Delegates from various provincial sport organizations were on hand at the Oval to introduce students to their respective sports through a range interactive activities. Students were able to...
Global BC recently highlighted the efforts of a group of doctors and sports medicine experts who are traveling to Uganda to help change lives. SportMedBC co-founder Dr. Jack Taunton discusses the trip and its impact. WATCH Thanks to Global BC for the coverage.
How We Sabotage Our Diets By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian Congratulations to everyone who participated in The Vancouver Sun Run InTraining program. Well done! Hopefully, you were able to enjoy nutritious and delicious food to fuel your training along the way. If you feel that you struggle with your diet, I invite you to consider what you are doing to sabotage your nutrition. Most of us have good intentions about our way of eating and do make lots of healthy food choices, but we often have one area of weakness that sabotages our success. We often do not need a total diet...
SportMedBC and the RunWalk and InTraining program are excited to announce that the 2017 Vancouver Sun Run InTraining Leader of the Year recipient is Sherry Baker (pictured, middle) of the Port Moody Recreation Complex Clinic! Sherry has been a longtime volunteer with the InTraining program and has taken on many roles including Leader, Clinic Coordinator and Area Coordinator. We are so appreciative of everything Sherry has done for this program. Her selfless dedication to creating a positive experience for her participants and fellow leaders is amazing. Here are just some of the kind words we...
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Our fourth and final webinar! SportMedBC RunWalk coach Lynn Kanuka is joined by mental performance consultant Dr. Shaunna Taylor. Kanuka and Taylor cover important information and offer advice on how to physically and mentally prepare for The Vancouver Sun Run!
Pre-Race Eating (What Should I Eat and Drink Before The Vancouver Sun Run?) By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian With The Vancouver Sun Run just about here, we may wonder what we should eat before the race. A good rule of thumb is to stick with your usual foods and not to try anything new in the days before. You may recall from Week 10 - “Nutrition Tips Discomforts of Running,” to stay away from anything loaded with fat or fibre the day before the run. That means no hamburgers, muffins, chocolate bars, lasagna, chili or big salads on Saturday. On Saturday, sip on 2-3...
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Here we go! We’re just a few days away from the 2017 Vancouver Sun Run! Don’t miss the final SportMed RunWalk Webinar of 2017! Join SportMedBC’s Lynn Kanuka and mental performance consultant Dr. Shaunna Taylor for information and advice on how to physically and mentally prepare for the big day! REGISTER NOW Title: The Final Countdown Date: Thursday, April 20th, 2017 Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm SPACE IS LIMITED SportMedBC will help you to a safe and comfortable finish at the 2017 Vancouver Sun Run!...
Do you struggle to make sense of food labels? Starting this year, reading food labels will become easier to read. Canada has made new regulations to nutrition labels that include improvements to the list of ingredients, the Nutrition Facts table and serving sizes. The food industry has a 5 year transition period to implement these changes but we may see the new labels as early as this spring. From now on, the list of ingredients will be easier to read by standardizing the font size and color and clearly naming food colors and allergens. Another change is that all the types of sugars will be...

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