The Active Life: What are the risks and rewards?

Is sitting the new smoking? The benefits of physical activity are well-known, from chronic disease prevention to increased overall quality of life. However, sedentary lifestyles and fear of serious injury can act as barriers to a physically active lifestyle in adults and opportunities for outdoor risky play in kids.

Hear from a panel of UBC and community experts as they speak about risky play, concussions, and chronic disease prevention through physical activity before discussing the risks and rewards of leading an active lifestyle.

Recorded November 8, 2017, in Victoria, BC.


Kevin Charach - Sports Anchor/Video Journalist, CHEK News


Harrison Brown, MSc'13 - Co-Founder and CEO, HeadCheck Health; UBC PhD candidate, Kinesiology
Dr. Mariana Brussoni, MA'96, PhD'00 - Associate Professor, Pediatrics and School of Population & Public Health; BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit; BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Lee Bauer - UBC Island Medical Program Student; Exercise is Medicine advocate