Category Archives: Physical Activity

Walking boosts creativity

I recently wrote of the many benefits of regular physical activity. These include improvements in cardiovascular fitness, sleep quality, mood and anxiety levels and reductions in the risks for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and osteoporosis. So you won’t be surprised … Continue reading

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The side-effects of exercise. Some of them are positive!

I recently wrote of the many benefits of regular physical activity. These include improvements in cardiovascular fitness, sleep quality, mood and anxiety levels and reductions in the risks for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and osteoporosis. In fact, doctors across B.C. … Continue reading

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The Evolving Patient-Doctor Relationship

Medicine is a calling. For dedicated physicians, our responsibility to our patients, profession and society extend beyond regular working hours and occupy our minds outside of both hospital and clinic. Traditionally, the sacred moment is the time we spend with … Continue reading

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Doctors Prescribe Exercise: The Benefits of Physical Activity

During the week of May 3rd to 11th, 2014, doctors throughout British Columbia will be promoting physical activity and literally walking the talk with their patients in a variety of community events. On Saturday, May 3rd, the Doctors of B.C. … Continue reading

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You’re not as old as you think you are . . . 4 myths about aging

My earliest memories as a toddler and preschooler were of my family’s home on West 20th in Vancouver. We lived there before moving to Burnaby. Across the street was expansive Douglas Park with its towering trees, playing fields, playground . … Continue reading

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Setting goals with your family doctor

In the “olden” days, doctors gave orders (“Take these medications, start exercising and go on a diet.”), and if patients failed to follow through, they were labelled as “noncompliant”. That term literally meant that the patient did not bend to … Continue reading

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Creating Healthier Communities

What are the key factors that influence your health and the health of others in our community? Most of us think first about the health care system and your access to quality care. In the 2009 report of the Senate … Continue reading

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