UBC study identifies social and behavioural factors most closely associated with dying
Smoking, divorce and alcohol abuse have the closest connection to death out of 57 social and behavioural factors analyzed in research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Jun 22, 2020
Pandemic provides opportunity for studying impact of exercise on mental health
The COVID-19 crisis has been hard on people’s mental and physical health. UBC’s School of Kinesiology is set to launch two separate studies that will examine the impact of exercise programs on mental health during the current crisis.
May 28, 2020
The benefits of exercise for family caregivers
Eli Puterman, a health psychologist and assistant professor at UBC’s school of kinesiology, was interviewed on CKNW’s Sunday Night Health Show. Puterman researches the health of family caregivers and the […]
Oct 10, 2018
Exercise reduces stress, improves cellular health in family caregivers
Exercising at least three times a week for six months reduced stress in a group of family caregivers and even appeared to lengthen a small section of their chromosomes that is believed to slow cellular aging, new UBC research has found.
Oct 3, 2018