School of Health and Exercise Sciences
By Patty Wellborn on May 31, 2018
UBC Professor Phil Ainslie’s research has taken him from extreme mountain peaks, to the wild edges of the globe and to the cold depths of the ocean. His quest is to understand why and how some people thrive in conditions that make the average person extremely ill.
By Patty Wellborn on May 30, 2018
While blueprints are essential for any construction project, a team of researchers—working hand in hand with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)—say a clear blueprint is vital when it comes to establishing sporting programs including people with disabilities.
By Nathan Skolski on May 24, 2018
While we know high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is time-efficient and good for our health, researchers are still curious to determine if less active users are willing to do it.
By Patty Wellborn on May 23, 2018
A pilot program encouraging older adults to get walking to improve their health has revealed unexpected details to researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
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By Christine Zeindler on May 2, 2018
Physical activity is an effective way to help improve the many mental and physical effects of breast cancer treatment. Yet, studies show up to 70 per cent of breast cancer survivors are not getting enough activity.
By Patty Wellborn on March 15, 2018
A new UBC study is using a high-altitude expedition to better understand how reduced oxygen levels affect the brain and whether antioxidant supplements—commonly sold and marketed as a remedy for altitude sickness—are effective.
By Patty Wellborn on February 28, 2018
A UBC professor is trying to fix the disconnect when it comes to the amount of physical activity people older than 65 get on a regular basis.
By Nathan Skolski on February 14, 2018
New research published today in the Journal of Physiology demonstrates that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels and might be a new tool to help diabetics control spikes in blood sugar.
By Nathan Skolski on January 10, 2018
UBC researcher Danika Quesnel says telling people who are undergoing treatment for an eating disorder to completely abstain from exercise can be detrimental to the patient’s recovery and long-term health.
By Nathan Skolski on November 15, 2017
J.J. had a choice. Continue to consume a daily cocktail of diabetes medication or change the way he eats.