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Supporting seniors’ access to fresh air and exercise

June 4, 2018 - The Ring

There’s nothing quite like looking across the ocean and feeling the fresh salty air filing your lungs as you ride your bike along Dallas Road. And Carson Sage, who graduates with a MA in Kinesiology this month, has been offering senior citizens in Victoria and beyond the opportunity to reconnect with nature through free bike rides, via the Cycling Without Age program.

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Already blown your New Year's resolution?

January 16, 2017 -

Already blown your New Year's resolution to get more physical exercise? You're not alone. Exercise psychologist Ryan Rhodes studies how to motivate people to fulfill their exercise intentions. Research shows that only 28 per cent of beginners follow through with their intentions after six months. Much of the drop-off happens within the first two weeks.

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A whole different ball game

September 8, 2016 - The Ring

This isn't your average soccer game—it's blind soccer. Drop-in blind soccer is a student-led success story, brought to UVic after two Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education students were assigned a class project about adapted sports and recreation.

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Calling all couch potatoes

January 7, 2015 - The Ring

New Year's resolutions to exercise more are as predictable as post-holiday leftovers, bloated credit card statements and pine needles embedded in the carpet. But while the joint goal of getting fit and losing weight is generally the most popular of resolutions, it is also the one most commonly broken.

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