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UBC Okanagan is contributing to making a positive impact by having accessible information online for people with spinal cord injuries to stay active and improve their overall health.

At times it can be easy to forget how lucky some of us are by having little to none health problems. It can be a reality check when you hear about advances in access and information for something people that people may never think of or might take for granted in everyday life.

As many of us know, it can be challenging to get the right amount of exercise and to have the proper resources to help improve our health. There are even more limitations and a lack of resources when it comes to people who have spinal cord injuries. Finding and understanding information that is written by scientists can be difficult to comprehend and, for the average person, a simple guide to fitness might be hidden beneath complex or unfamiliar language.

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A team of researchers have put together a simplified guide to assist people with spinal cord injuries. The guidelines explain the amount of exercise one needs in a clear and concise format. These guidelines can help lower the risk of serious chronic diseases and improve overall health by using research-based studies.  

There are many people, universities, and institutions involved in creating this content. UBCO has played a big role in the development of the information available on Sci Action Canada Lab. If you are curious or suffer from a spinal cord injury, you can find all information here on the website. 

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