Media Coverage

UBC Kinesiology: Coverage in the News and Media.

Maria Gallo: A fearless ambassador for the women’s game

“As a mother of a young child and a full-time associate professor of teaching in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, Gallo’s time is precious, but she says rugby and coaching will always be a part of her life.”

What is rhabdomyolysis? What to know about the rare ‘leaky muscle’ syndrome

“That (protein) carries oxygen within your muscle, and that’s cleared by your kidney,” said Cameron Mitchell, assistant professor of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia.”

Physical activity should be part of pandemic guidelines, B.C. researchers say

“Light physical activity—which might include walking from transit to the office, for example—remained depressed after six weeks,” said Katie Di Sebastiano, a postdoctoral fellow in Kinesiology and lead author of the study, in a news release.”

UBC study looks at impact of exercise classes on seniors isolating during COVID-19

“The goal is to determine whether participating in the exercise classes has a positive impact on the mental health of seniors who are staying at home because of the coronavirus, said Mark Beauchamp, a professor of exercise and health psychology at UBC and the lead researcher on the project.”

UBC study shows negative thinking, divorce, financial difficulties increase risk of death

“We have to think bigger. We have to think that there are more factors that are all interacting with one another, probably shaping our mortality from early childhood all the way through late adulthood.”

Home work: How the pandemic has reshaped our working lives

“Ditching your commute could have a diversity of physical consequences, depending on how you choose to use the extra time, according to Eli Puterman, a professor at UBC’s School of Kinesiology.”

Discrimination and divorce make you more likely to die early

“Biological factors play an important role in our health, says Dr. Eli Puterman, but non-biological factors – our behaviours and life experiences – have an effect too.”

UBC study seeks to learn if at-home workout apps improve health during pandemic

Dr. Eli Puterman: We’ll be randomizing people who are currently physically distancing and working from home to either yoga intervention, a high intensity interval training intervention, a combination of the two or a control group.”

Canada Now – Jeff Sammut With Mark Beauchamp

Dr. Mark Beauchamp – Professor of Exercise and Health Psychology, UBC School of Kinesiology is studying how the pandemic is affecting exercise for seniors”

New study looks at how Pandemic affects senior fitness regimes

“A new study is looking at how the pandemic is affecting exercise for seniors.
Guest: Dr. Mark Beauchamp – Professor of Exercise and Health Psychology, UBC School of Kinesiology.”

UBC researcher to study link between exercise, mental health among older adults during pandemic

Mark Beauchamp, a professor of exercise and health psychology, said he is looking for volunteers from across the country to participate. Beauchamp and a team of researchers are launching a study into the well-being of older people and examining their emotional state after they participate in physical exercise.”

Pandemic provides opportunity for studying impact of exercise on mental health

“Associate Professor Eli Puterman and Professor Mark Beauchamp of UBC’s School of Kinesiology research the connection between physical activity and mental health.”

Olympians Diane Jones-Konihowski & Evan Dunfee: Hearts Of Gold

“Olympians Diane Jones-Konihowski and Evan Dunfee are #InConversation with Ron MacLean. They discuss entering Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, going from podium to 4th in Rio and life after sport.”

Class act: UBC first year student shops for seniors during the pandemic

“First-year UBC student Ava Katz has spent the past several weeks balancing the books and final exams with trying to help those most vulnerable in Vancouver.”

BC Diabetes Research Network Podcast: From Beta Cells to Bicycles

“Host Krista Lamb is joined by BC Diabetes Research Network researcher and UBC professor Dr. Robert Boushel, whose research focuses on the effects of exercise on diabetes and other metabolic syndromes.”

Tips for keeping your kids exercised during the pandemic

Professor Mark Beauchamp speaks on CBC Radio’s The Early Edition.”

Keep working out and doing physical exercise while in isolation; fitness experts

Guy Faulkner is a professor at the School of Kinesiology at UBC, he says to keep active or else many lose muscle mass.”

Careers That Matter: Doug Clement (former Olympian, health pioneer)

“In this episode of Careers That Matter, Dr. Doug Clement takes us inside his career – a career that is making a difference.”

How Childhood Trauma Can Cause Premature Aging

“The study—a collaboration between researchers in the U.S. and Canada, led by kinesiologist Dr. Eli Puterman of the University of British Columbia—drew its sample group from the 26,000 people already participating in the U.S. Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a bi-annual health survey of adults over 50 that began in 1992.”
The research has also been covered by CTV News.

Conversations That Matter: Rainforest Trail Run — a powerful antioxidant

Dr Rosalin Miles, research associate in Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology thought, what better way to take a step towards better health and reconciliation than in a rainforest? Working with a wide range of health care and sports organizers and organizations, she launched the Rainforest Trail Run, a 5K event that celebrates First Nations cultures and promotes wellness through movement.”

How Exercise can Help Relieve Holiday Stress

UBC Associate Professor of Kinesiology Eli Puterman explains how your body deals with stress and how exercise can help combat that. He explains why exercise is vital during times of stress.”

Exercise as medicine: UBC researcher unveils new tool to fight depression

“I saw them through the ups and downs of being hospitalized and then getting better and going back into the community and daily life,” said Krista Glowacki, UBC School of Kinesiology PhD candidate. “The healthiest — mentally and physically — I ever saw them is when they lived in B.C. and were hiking or running or walking every single day.”

Health matters: New film looks at decline in children “running free”

“Produced by Professor Guy Faulkner of the School of Kinesiology, Running Free
explores the concept of children’s independent mobility, the benefits for children’s mental health, and challenges viewers to consider solutions to this issue, premiered on September the 18th and was covered on Global News.

Why You Should Run When Stressed

Eli Puterman, Ph.D., the lead researcher and a professor of kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, said that exercisers’ edge in this matter is probably a combination of reacting less severely as the stressor is happening and not remembering the stress as severe at the end of the day.”

Surfers off Canada’s West Coast face significant risks of concussions

“Many surfers don’t even realize they have a concussion because it’s not an injury associated with the sport, said Nikolaus Dean, a surf enthusiast, researcher and Kinesiology PhD student at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Dean studied the attitudes of Canadian surfers on concussions and found that although close to 60 per cent of the participants he interviewed had sustained one, they didn’t know how to properly diagnose or manage it.”

Virtue and Moir’s Rock the Rink tour not paying Special Olympics participants

Andrea Bundon, an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of British Columbia who researches disability in sport, is at work, with others, on a paper about the Special Olympics movement: “It is very, very hard, criticizing the Special Olympics,” she said, because of the meaningful and high-quality programs it provides. “They do work that no one else is doing.”

Are you shovelling the right way?

Dr. Michael Koehle, a professor of sport and exercise medicine at The University of British Columbia, suggests layering clothing for warmth, “since cold muscles are more likely to get injured,” then removing layers as your body heats up.”

No, Huffing Pure Oxygen Won’t Make You Faster

“Hyperoxia means an increase in the amount of oxygen,” explains Dr. Michael Koehle, Director of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of British Columbia. “In this context, it means more oxygen than what is readily available in the surrounding air.”

Exercise as Medicine

Don McKenzie, UBC School of Kinesiology Sports Medicine professor, exercise physiologist, says of exercise, “Physical activity has been overlooked and underutilized in the management of patients with cancer. Fortunately exercise is gaining some traction in the health care professions; physical activity should be standard of care.”

A lost Vienna emerges in Hanne Wassermann’s archive

UBC kinesiology Prof. Patricia Vertinsky said Naktkultur translates as the “free-body movement.”
“She followed the basic system of Bess Mensendieck,” said Dr. Vertinsky, “(who) urged women to think scientifically about their bodies as machines of liberation.”