Evidence shows that increasing physical activity by moving more and sitting less leads to many health benefits including improved physical and mental health, a greater sense of social wellbeing, and reduced risk of many preventable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and mental illness.
We offer various programs and services that can help you get started and stay motivated. You’ll find everything from guided exercises to improve your core strength, to on-campus fitness facilities that offer discounts to UBC employees and their families.
As a UBC employee, you have access to UBC’s Employee and Family Assistance Program, which offers fitness coaching and support on health and wellness.
To increase physical activity on campus UBC created UBC Action Framework to Increase Physical Activity and Reduce Sedentary Behaviour, and identified it as a priority are in the Wellbeing Strategic Framework.
The CAMMPUS project focuses on improving the cardiovascular heart health of UBC Vancouver faculty and staff.
The Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge is an annual fun and inclusive way to encourage staff and faculty to take the stairs.
The Travelling Health Fair is a free mobile health clinic put on once a year for UBC staff, faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
On-campus perks to support your physical wellbeing year-round.
Over 20 different screenings, tools and resources to help you assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self.