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On Monday October 2 nd , members of the sport medicine and sport science community gathered at Fortius Sport & Health for SportMedBC’s 2017 Annual General Meeting. This year was extra special as it marked our 35 th anniversary of delivering the Best People, Best Practices and Best Programs in sport medicine and exercise science for British Columbians. SportMedBC staff presented their program reports as we looked back at 2016-17 and previewed some of the exciting projects we are working on for the coming year. For more detailed information you can read the entire 2016-2017 Annual...
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...
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...
By Diane Rizzardo, Physiotherapist Winter isn’t coming, winter has arrived. If you’re brave enough to get outside and tackle the trails, you won’t be disappointed. Here are my top 5 tips to keep you safe and healthy while running this winter. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare! Take safety seriously. That means take precautions such as telling someone where you’re going. With the days dark and visibility reduced, wear lights and a headlamp. Make sure to bring a bus pass or credit card. If you have a pocket then pack a phone. Expect your pace to be slower and your distances to...
VANCOUVER, BC (January 19, 2017) – Headcheck Health Inc. (HeadCheck), a Canadian company that has created a reliable and objective sideline concussion testing and management app for sports teams, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sport Medicine Council of British Columbia (SportMedBC). HeadCheck and SportMedBC are aligned in their missions to provide best practices for concussion care and management. The purpose of this partnership is to provide all levels of British Columbian sporting organizations and medical professionals access to an innovative, evidence-based...
SIGN UP NOW AND GET AN ALANIC LIGHT WEIGHT POLYHEX ELITE SERIES TECH SHIRT Vancouver, B.C. (January 19, 2017) – The holidays are behind us so it’s time to get into shape and start running again. Join one of The Vancouver Sun Run’s InTraining Clinics presented by Sun Run Stores beginning January 21 and get the ball rolling. InTraining Clinics have been around for over 21 years helping over 60,000 people achieve their running goals and represent a great way to help people get ready for the Vancouver Sun Run happening Sunday, April 23, 2017. The 13-week guided clinics at over...
SportMedBC RunWalk Nutrition Tips – Part I Where Do You Get Your Nutrition Information? By Cristina Sutter, SportMedBC RunWalk Dietitian As you read my weekly nutrition articles in The Vancouver Sun beginning next Monday, January 23rd, you will learn about why we eat, how we eat, how we feel about food, and how this impacts our nutrition, health and fitness. In this information age, there is a new diet, new super food and a new super vitamin every day. There is an ever-growing list of nutrients that we should not eat: salt, fat, sugar, carbs, gluten, the list goes on. The most...

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