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This spring, spring into action

Spring is coming and days are getting longer - get into action this February with Move UBC Month! This section will cover how to fit movement into your daily routine, the new 24-hour movement guidelines, and resources on how to get moving during February.

Fitting in movement

There are many ways to find movement in your day if you are pressed for time. The Canadian Psychological Association recommends setting alarms for movement breaks at least every 60-90 minutes to boost productivity and stay refreshed throughout the day. Movement breaks could include a coffee walk, a quick stretch, or even a quick mid-day dance party! You can also book a Move U Crew member for a movement break for any meeting or event (even virtually!).

UBC Recreation has prepared lots of resources to get active at home. These include movement breaks, fitness plans, and different challenges and events! 

24-hour movement guidelines

Check out the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines – integrating physical activity, routine behavior, and sleep. See the specific guidelines based on your needs and find out how you can start 2021 on the right foot!

A trained member of the Move U Crew would be happy to help you implement the 24-hour movement guidelines into your routine with a Physical Activity Peer Coaching Session. Set movement goals, break down barriers, and make your activity sessions fun and refreshing.

Resources for February

Hoping to try out a new event that’s happening during Move UBC month? Explore the calendar and add any events on campus that might be missing. Our campus partners have put together a great collection of events and campaigns to get you off your seat and into a new movement routine!

If you haven’t already, sign up for the annual Walk for Joy campaign with your colleagues. The 9-week walking challenge is an excellent way to boost your physical activity in a socially distant setting.

Do you want to promote physical activity and wellbeing in the workplace this Move UBC month? Check out the Move UBC Toolkit and spread the word about this exciting initiative!


For any questions or comments, please contact

Article by: Jerome Goddard, Office of Physical Activity Assistant


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