Dan Murphy is a broadcaster with Rogers Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada, who has hosted Vancouver Canucks TV broadcasts for over 20 years. He is co-author of the book Journeyman with Sean Pronger and Host of the Don’t Change Much Podcast.
Dan’s commitment to fitness and physical wellbeing began as a student at the University of Ottawa, when he discovered that his teenage metabolism actually did end in his teens. Since then, he’s made it a priority to maintain an active lifestyle. Whether enjoying golf, tennis, running or the gym – Dan tries to move his body 5-6 times a week.
Dan’s journey to better understand mental health issues and the stigma that surrounds it started with the passing of Rick Rypien in 2011; an NHL player and former member of the Vancouver Canucks who struggled with clinical depression for years.
Dan has been a long-time advocate of men’s mental and physical health, helping build awareness and dedicating broadcast coverage to worthwhile causes throughout his career. He and his wife Christy, daughter Marlowe, and two dogs Peach and Cosmos live in North Vancouver.
Dan’s Health Tip
Move! Regular exercise will improve your mental and physical health in any number of ways. You don’t have to train for an Ironman or grind out hours at the gym to reap the benefits. Get that heart rate up for twenty-five minutes a day. Stop sitting and get moving.