As a child, I had no shortage of grown-ups in my life who encouraged me to “go play outside”. Years later it turns out that there is evidence supporting some very real health benefits that come from spending time in nature. This month I look at biophilia and share 5 ways to get a wellness boosts from playing outside this summer!
This month’s Thriving Faculty member is Zach Walsh, Associate Professor in the department of Psychology at UBC Okanagan. Our Thriving faculty exemplify the integration of health & wellbeing in research, classrooms and community.
But with work, family and a billion other things on your plate, finding time to spend together is easier said than done. Here are a few easy ways to squeeze in more time for each other from UBCs EFAP provider Shepell.
UBC’s Health, Wellbeing and Benefits team has a great line up of FREE activities and events for August and September. Sign up for topics such as Learn to Meditate Orientation, Are You Heart Healthy, Getting to Know Lynda.com and plenty more!
UBC Movement co. call for captains, public lectures on youth eMental health, volunteer at the indigenous health garden, PNE family discounts, outdoor movie nights and more. Find out what is happening on and off campus this month!
This month features, Nicola Johnston Beaudoin, Communications and Public Relations Manager at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Thriving Campus features, testimonials, contributions and personal experiences from UBC staff.
Fitting in fitness is a series for staff and faculty with tips and hints on how to increase physical activity levels. This month features: stairway strength, workouts for two, DIY hot yoga and sightseeing by bike!