Physical Activity

Did you know?

  • Only 30% of a man’s overall health is determined by his genes; this means that 70% is controllable through lifestyle.
  • Men who climb 50 stairs or walk 5 city blocks a day may lower their risk of heart attack by 25%.
  • Sedentary Canadians have more than 5x the risk of developing heart disease as those who exercise moderately in their free time.
  • American Heart Association officially recognized physical inactivity as one of the 4 major modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) along with smoking, high blood pressure, and elevated blood cholesterol.
  • Men are less likely to visit their doctor for regular checkups.
  • Sedentary Canadians are 60% more likely to suffer from depression than those who are active.
Exercise

Top ten tips for getting active

Exercise

Hat Trick Healthy

HAT TRICK participants will be introduced to a variety of new activities, join community members, train with team representatives and try weekly step challenges!

  • Free FitBit Charge HRTM
  • Tracking logs
  • Weekly step challenges

Other Resources

For more information or to sign up for this free program, contact Kayla Fitzpatrick • 250-807-8488 or kayla.fitzpatrick@ubc.ca