Using hockey culture in southwestern Ontario to improve men’s health

Friday, November 7, 2014

In Canada, 40 per cent of men are overweight, one of the highest risk factors for chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Of those men, sports fans are more likely than non-sports fans to have poor health.

Now, thanks to a Men's Health & Wellbeing Challenge Grant from the Movember Foundation, Dr. Robert Petrella and his colleagues from Western University's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculty of Health Sciences are beginning a pilot project called Hockey Fit with the aim of motivating those sports fans to get into shape and live healthier lifestyles. (read more)