Physical wellbeing

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.

CAMMPUS Cardiovascular Health Assessment Program

The CAMMPUS project focuses on improving the cardiovascular heart health of UBC Vancouver faculty and staff. 

Pick your peak stair challenge

The Pick Your Peak Stair Challenge is an annual fun and inclusive way to encourage staff and faculty to take the stairs. 

Travelling health fair

The Travelling Health Fair is a free mobile health clinic put on once a year for UBC staff, faculty and postdoctoral fellows.  

UBC perks for faculty and staff 

On-campus perks to support your physical wellbeing year-round.

Virtual health fair and online resources

Over 20 different screenings, tools and resources to help you assess your current status and make improvements towards a healthier self.

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Disclaimer

The benefits information on this website is provided as a descriptive summary only. While the University has endeavored to accurately reflect its benefit programs, policies and plans, the information on this website does not create any contractual or other rights between the University and its faculty and staff members. To the extent that there are any conflicts or discrepancies between the benefits information on this website and the benefit plan documents (including group insurance contracts and benefit booklets) or any applicable collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy, the benefit plan documents and collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy will govern in all cases.

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