By Miranda Massie on July 4, 2018
It’s often the best way to beat the heat in the summer, but pools can also be great places to fit in low impact exercise and activity. Swimming has been shown to have positive impacts on physical, psychological and social health. Take a look at this month’s tips for wading gently into water workouts.
Week 1: Find a Nearby Outdoor Pool or Water Park
Week 2: Take Your Workout to the Water
Water fitness is so much more than aquacise these days. UBC’s Aquatic Centre offers 10 different water fitness classes, including River Walking, Parent and Baby Aquafit and Aqua Yoga.
Alternatively, check out this instructional video which provides a how-to guide for water aerobics.
Week 3: Stay on Top of It (the water that is)
If being in the water is not your thing, there are plenty of ways to stay active on the water. Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and sailing are all great ways to stay fit and learn new skills. Check out Tourism Vancouver’s full list of potential watersports.
Week 4: Go to the Beach for the View
Not interested in swimming laps? You can still reap cardio and strength benefits from going to the beach by taking the stairs and enjoying the beautiful view. Check out these two 30-minute walking maps of UBC’s renowned beach trails: Tower Beach Trail and Wreck Beach Trail.
Have fun exploring what the water has to offer your overall health this summer. Want more fitness tips and inspiration? Visit our Fitting in Fitness page.
Photo: UBC Communications & Marketing
By Miranda Massie on February 5, 2018
This month’s feature:
Feb 1-28: Move UBC Month
Move UBC is an annual initiative that encourages the entire UBC community to find ways to move more. By sitting less and moving more – and getting your colleagues to move along with you – we can improve our mental, physical and social health and reduce the risk of many preventable diseases.
Get inspired to move in different ways with #MoveUBC. Start by participating in one of the following:
Other Events and Activities:
February 11: Kids Takeover UBC
February 13: Equity Enhancement Fund Info Session
February 14: UBC Okanagan – Healthy Measures Assessment Day
February 14: Global Health Café (hosted by SPPH)
February 17: Lunar New Year Celebration (Wesbrook Village)
February 21: Learning the Basics of Herbal Medicine (UBC Farm)
February 27-March 4: The Coastal First Nations Dance Festival (MOA)