Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

Walking the Talk: Tips for Successful Walking Programs

Posted by: | June 6, 2011

Suzanne shares her ideas and resources for those interested in creating a successful walking program (for themselves or their department/unit).

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April Health Hero: The Walkers

Posted by: | April 1, 2011

You can see them all over campus in their business clothes and a conspicuous pair of running shoes on their feet.  They join our Walking Program, or they walk on their own, dragging their colleagues out at lunchtime. If they are like Verni Brown, they walk in events like the MovingMinds walk/run.  All the walkers […]

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March Health Hero: The Health Advocates

Posted by: | February 28, 2011

Right now, I am running the UBC Travelling Health Fair.  Last month, we asked for people to invite us into their departments to help us host the fair at the various workplaces around UBC Vancouver.   So each day over a two week period, accompanied by a team of health consultants, I spend the day promoting […]

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Creativity Corner: The Time Audit

Posted by: | January 31, 2011

A new regular feature by Anna Lidstone Want to nurture your creative health, but don’t have time? If your creative projects are getting neglected in the busy-ness of everyday life, a time audit can help you prioritize. For one week, write down everything you do in the day. Include the little things: 10 minutes waiting […]

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February Health Heroes: Up for the Challenge

Posted by: | January 31, 2011

The need to reconnect with nature and push herself physically and emotionally led Shakeela to seek a local challenge.  She joined five friends to hike the West Coast Trail on the Southwestern edge of Vancouver Island (often rated as one of the world’s top hiking tails), carrying a 40 pound backpack over 100 KM. With […]

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January UBC Health Heroes: The Creatives

Posted by: | December 23, 2010

by Anna Lidstone Anna Lidstone has written extensively on creativity and has presented numerous workshops on ‘Protecting Your Creativity’ and ‘Finding Time for Creativity’. She is also a Senior Writer in the Development Office. They sidle up to me in the corridor. “I just wanted to tell you,” they whisper, “about my new book/song/painting/quilt…” Their […]

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I’m on the Run Again

Posted by: | December 9, 2010

I saw someone from my department running the other day.  I was with another colleague who mentioned that she was running again.  Then another colleague mentioned how he was running as well.  My cubicle neighbour also turned me down on doing lunch because she was going for a run instead. That’s called positive peer pressure.  […]

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December’s Health Heroes: The Helpers

Posted by: | November 30, 2010

“The opposite of morality is indifference.” Maxine Greene I recently had the privilege of drinking coffee with Lynn Newman, Chair of the UBC United Way Steering Committee. Other folks at UBC will know her as the Assistant Dean of Land and Food Systems.  Lynn’s dedication to UBC and the wider community is inspiring.  Although she […]

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Empower the Men in Your Life

Posted by: | November 23, 2010

Last week HSE hosted its first workshop specifically on men’s health issues. Dr. Hal Gunn of Inspire Health presented “Cancer and Men: What You Need to Know”, which was very well received by its participants. As some of you may know, sparking the interest between men and their health is not always an easy task […]

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Playing in the Rain Can Be Fun

Posted by: | November 9, 2010

I just wanted to remind everyone that we’re a very privileged society with many high-tech, warm clothing options to choose from… so let’s use those clothes wisely! In other words, even if it’s raining outside, we’re still able to get moving outside! Here’s me and my 40 lb short-haired sidekick setting a good example: I figure that […]

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Oranges Every month, the Healthy UBC Blog highlights a locally available food, and gives you a recipe or two to try out.  This month, read all about mandarin oranges, rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, fibre and folate.

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