With summer here, it’s time to head outdoors!
Here are ideas to help you get healthy, burn calories and connect with your community this summer:
- Walk. Leave your car or bus pass at home and walk to the park, beach, shop, or restaurant. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk, walking is a great way to incorporate exercise into your day.
- Visit your local farmers’ market and stock up on healthy food. Farmers’ markets operate in every corner of BC, selling a wide range of farm-fresh, wholesome foods including fruits and vegetables, organics, specialty cheeses, eggs, beef, seafood and jams.
- Dust off your bike and go for a ride. Whether you’re a casual cyclist or extreme mountain biker, BC’s fl at paved paths, rolling hills and mountain passes off er something for everyone.
- Burn calories and appreciate nature by hiking. BC’s protected forests and provincial parks off er an abundance of hiking trails and waterfalls, lakes and beaches.
- Check out a summer festival or event in your community. Various festivals and events are held in communities across BC every summer.
How about staying healthy on UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses this summer? Some ideas:
- Sign up for a free Healthy UBC course. For a list of upcoming topics, dates and to register, visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/health/.
- Visit the UBC Farm Market at the UBC Bookstore on Wednesdays, and UBC Farm on Saturdays.
- Join UBC’s power walking club (free). Walks are every Monday and Friday, rain or shine. For more information or to register, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/health/.
- Grab a co-worker and walk up and down the beach trails along NW Marine Drive.
- Participate in the Point Grey Triathlon on Sunday, July 17th. Register and pay the fee by July 11th.
- Go to lunch-time yoga classes on Thursdays at FIN 144. For more information, visit http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/campusrec/fitness.html/.
- Attend the complimentary Nutrition Sessions held monthly at LIB306. For a list of upcoming topics, dates and to register, visit: http://01.cms.ubc.ca/Page15093.aspx/.
- Find out more about the WRAP Program and Health Promotions. Contact Tracey Hawthorn at local 7-8183 or email@example.com.
- Learn more about your Occupational Health Risks. Contact Toni Harfield at local 7-8867 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Read the Healthy UBC Okanagan newsletter. Watch for the first edition coming soon.