Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

Filed as Athlete Health & Wellness

Plan your physical activity with free PAL exercise specialists

26 March 2014

Getting physical activity most days of the week is very important, especially for athletes! People who are physically active live longer, healthier lives. Physical activity helps healthy growth and development and can prevent chronic diseases like cancer, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Whether it's Club Fit, your sport practice, or a walk or jog on your own, daily physical activity will give you energy, decrease your stress, and help make you the best athlete you can be.

Make breast cancer screenings part of regular health routine

9 October 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, one in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. In 2013, there will be an estimated 23,800 Canadian women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Survival rates increase significantly with early detection through regular screening. However, for women with disabilities, early detection is significantly less likely than for non-disabled women.

Women with disabilities are significantly less likely to be screened for cancer.