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UBC Kinesiology: Coverage in the News and Media.


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.

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.”