Posts Tagged ‘physical activity’

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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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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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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September’s Health Hero: Those Who Are Taking The Steps

Posted by: | September 7, 2010

“This is your life. No one else’s.” This is the phrase that spurred Mahara to action about her health after years of avoidance. Mahara’s doctor had been telling her to lose weight for quite a while,  but she had heard it all before. It was only when she changed doctors and heard the same thing, […]

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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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