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Franson, B. (July, 2023). How to Start Exercising. The Most Days Show.

York, Kristi. (April/May, 2023). Adopter des habitudes saines. Costco Connection France.

Cao, Erika. (March, 2023). Research Snapshot: Examining Benefits and Barriers to Participating in Family Physical ActivityVanier Institute of the Child.

Quigley, Aisling & Moore, Annie. (Winter, 2023). REACH BC: Connecting People with Health Research OpportunitiesIsland Health Magazine. Also featured on the REACH BC website.

York, Kristi. (January/February, 2023). Creating healthy habits: This year, focus on small, positive behaviours you can sustain. Costco Connection.


Zehr, Paul E. (September 15, 2022). How much work is needed to maintain a positive health habit? Holding onto something requires much less effort than you needed to pick it up. Psychology Today.

Cohen, Shawna. (May 6, 2022). Is the Peloton Guide - the company's new strength-training device - a worthy gym replacement? The Globe and Mail.

UVic Faculty of Education. (February 24, 2022). Real life research: Tips for keeping your fitness goalsUVicEd Update

Sui, W. (January 19, 2022). 5 tips for choosing the best YouTube fitness videos to change your exercise behaviourThe Conversation.

Rhodes, R.E. (January 2, 2022). Got health goals? Research-based tips for adopting and sticking to new healthy lifestyle behaviours. The Conversation.


Muskat, Jack. (December 27, 2021). Ep. 98: The Intention-Behaviour Gap with Dr. Ryan RhodesEat Move Think with Shaun Francis podcast.

UVic News. (November 16, 2021). UVic quintet named 2021 Highly Cited ResearchersUVic News.

Habib, Marlene. (June 17, 2021). Fitness industry joins hybrid trend with blended virtual-physicalThe Globe and Mail.

SBM Theory. (August 6, 2021). Dr. Ryan Rhodes and the Multi-Process Action Control (M-PAC) framework featured as a #TTBCISpotlight. Twitter.


Pawson, Chad. (November 23, 2020). Fighting apathy, finding an exercise routine vital as pandemic drags on, researchers say. CBC News.

Pawson, Chad. (November 23, 2020). <<Trouvez de nouvelles façons de rester actifs>>, conseillent des chercheursRadio-Canada. 

Sidaway, Kori. (November 6, 2020). Tips to keep mentally healthy in a COVID-19 winterCHECK News.

Craigie, Gregor. (November 5, 2020). The weather is changing and that means many people who have been active outside all summer will now head inside. We'll hear from an exercise psychologist about staying active during the pandemic as winter arrivesCBC Listen.

Victoria News Staff. (November 5, 2020). Research shows 20 per cent of Canadians become inactive during COVID-19Oak Bay News.

Dias, Kim. (November 3, 2020). Hikes to home workouts: Expert Q&A on healthy activity during the pandemicUVic News.


Harnett, Cindy E. (January 4, 2019). UVic prof has ways to help you keep new year resolutions. Times Colonist.

Riecken, Ted & Baldwin, Cortney. (January 3, 2019). New Year's Resolutions with Ryan Rhodes [Audio podcast]. Learning Transforms - UVic Education.

Grant, Stina. (January 1, 2019). Take Healthy Action for Your Family. Island Parent Magazine p.45.


CBC radio, (January 22, 2017). How to trick yourself into getting more exercise, according to a psychologist. CBC News.

Hobson, Katherine, (December 5, 2017). Maybe you’d exercise more if it didn’t feel so crappy. FiveThirtyEight News.


Burns, Robyn, (July 6th, 2016). Interview for dog physical activity research. CBC Radio, All Points West. Radio Interview.

Paterson, Travis, (July 13, 2016). Sannich researcher studying health benefits dogs can have on humans. Saanich News.

Reid, Michael, (July 8, 2016). Want to get fit walking Fido? Take the lead, Uvic study suggests. Times Colonist.

Quinn, Steven, (July 6th, 2016). Dog owners and physical activity. CBC Vancouver.

Brennae, Mark, (July 5th, 2016). Dog owners and physical activity. CFAX 1070 radio.

CTV News, (July 4th, 2016). Are pet owners 'dogging' canine exercise? CTV News.

Martinez, Monica, (July 4th, 2016). Dog owners in Greater Victoria may not be as active as they believe. CHEK News.

Bachman, Rachel, (Febuary 9th, 2016). The New Era of the 30 Day Fitness Challenge. The Wall Street Journal.


Van Reeuwyk, Christine, (September 29, 2015). Uvic study offers free fitness for women 55 plus. Oak Bay News.

Van Reeuwyk, Christine, (July 21, 2015). Uvic study tweets exercise reminders, tools. Oak Bay News.


Parch, Lorie. (April 7, 2014). Change Your Mind, Change Your Body. Next Avenue.

Mistry, C., Rhodes, R., (March 10, 2014). Three Ways to Bridge the Behaviour-Intention Gap. Obesity Panacea.

Mistry, C., Rhodes, R., (February 13, 2014). Three Ways to "Bridge" the Intention-Behaviour Gap. Fit After Fifty.

Reynolds, Gretchen. Shoring Up Those Fitness Resolutions. (January 15, 2014). The New York Times.


Klein, Sarah. How To Find The Best Workout For Your Personality. (October 25, 2013). The Huffington Post.

Watts, Richard. Family 4-1-1: Calling All Active Families.  (August 16th, 2013). Times Colonist.


Pitts, P. (2011, February). Gaming? Dog Walking? Whatever it takes to get off the couch. The Ring. p.8.

Video games may cut cancer risk: B.C. Researcher. (2011, January 13). Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News.

Guinea pigs wanted to take dogs for a walk. (2011, January 29). Times Colonist.


Diabetes prevention and management requires more than good intention. (2010, November 10). Globe & Mail. p.9.

Gibson, J. (2010, February 25). UVic researchers find video-game bikes can help boost exercise. Times Colonist. p.C3.


Carey, S. (2009, December 20). Time to turn over a greener leaf: Planning and motivation are the keys to sticking with New Year's resolutions to live more sustainably.Times Colonist. p. D9.

Cardodne, E. (2009, October 2). New moms struggle to keep fit. Victoria News. p. A18.

Mick, H. (2009, October 1). Mother load. Globe & Mail. p. 1, 3.

Arrais, P. (2009, September 26). Small steps to post-natal health. Times Colonist. p. D1.


Gillies, J. (2008, September). All in the family.  Times colonist.

Sayle, P. (2008). Juggling act. Diabetes Dialogue. p. 9-10.

McCulloch, S. (2008, January 16). Canine trainer could keep you healthy. Times Colonist.



Dedyna, K. (2007, August 9). Pregnant fitness pause. Times Colonist.



No doggin' it. (2006, Spring). UVic Torch.. p.8.

Pitts, P. (2006, March). Demanding doggies provide health benefits. UVic Ring.

McCulloch, S. (2006, February 22). In praise of exercise hounds. Times Colonist.



Hills, L. (2005, March). Start walking! UVic Ring.

Potter, S. (2005, January 28). Video game addictions: New test to motivate the sedentary. Victoria News.



Spinning with the enemy. (2004, Spring). UVic Torch. p. 9.

Browne, M. (2004, January 23). Gyms are crowded, but not for long. Victoria News. p. 1-2.



Read, N. (2003, December 9). Lose weight while playing video games. Vancouver Sun.p. A1-A2.



Foss, K. (2002, October 3). Seniors can reduce disability through exercise, study finds.Globe & Mail.

Dedyna, K. (2002, April 20). What's your exercise personality? Times Colonist.

Froese, J. (2002, March). Physical education prof links personality and exercise. UVic Ring.