December 20, 2018The holiday season is upon us and with it typically comes visiting with family or friends, watching Christmas movies or reclining while digesting delicious holiday foodstuffs. This can mean more “sedentary behaviour”, a phrase which comes from the Latin word “sedere” meaning “to sit”, and sitting too much can have negative effects on our health.
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I am a born and bred Vancouverite who was exposed to a variety of sports at a young age. I gravitated toward swimming which led to a 20+ year career in the sport and a keen interest in exercise physiology and sports medicine. This ultimately led to achieving a Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise and Health Physiology at the University of Calgary. By way of that experience, I realized my passion for promoting and utilizing physical activity as a strategy to improve health and prevent and manage chronic health conditions. To facilitate educating and supporting individuals on physical activity and healthy living, I obtained the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Exercise Physiologist® certification.
In my free time, I enjoy being physically active via running and fitness classes, playing backgammon and reading.
Articles by Zainisha Vasanji, Ph.D., CSEP-CEP
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