The British Columbia provincial election is May 14th – for that reason, we’d like you to be aware of a few changes during election period, as it’s known under the guidelines set by Elections BC. During this time, we won’t be posting any new information to either the website or our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). Respecting these guidelines also means we’ll be taking a little break from connecting with you and responding to your comments on our blogs and posts.+ MORE
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April 10, 2013 | Posted in: General Information | Tags: alcohol, Dry Grad
Today's blog is written by Manik Saini. Manik is a policy analyst at the BC Ministry of Health.
While recognizing that alcohol is a big part of our culture, he works to reduce its negative impacts on British Columbians.
He’s looking forward to blogging for HFBC. Welcome aboard Manik!+ MORE
April 8, 2013 | Posted in: General Information | Tags: heart health, hypertension, World Health Day
World Health Day was on Sunday, April 7th.
The theme for 2013 is high blood pressure or hypertension.
What’s blood pressure and how does high blood pressure affect our health?
In a nutshell, blood pressure is the pressure that your blood exerts on the arteries. Our arteries carry blood from the heart to the rest of the body.+ MORE
February 20, 2013 | Posted in: General Information | Tags: setting goals, adopting a healthy lifestyle
Every time I’m at the bookstore, I feel like the weight loss section gets bigger. It seems to be growing at the same rate as our desperation to lose weight.
When you pick up the back of almost any quick fix weight loss book, you will read: “miracle cure, blah, perfect body, blah blah, rapid results, blah blah blah”. Some of the books provide balanced evidence-based advice on healthy eating and lifestyle, and don’t promise near immediate results with minimal effort, but I would say those are the exception rather than the rule.+ MORE
February 5, 2013 | Posted in: General Information | Tags: setting goals, keeping goals, being healthy
We have such good intentions and many of us – the “resolutionists” – set all kinds of goals at the start of the year. What’s the difference between people who stay motivated to meet their goals and those who don’t? This is a million dollar question.
When we plan to improve our health by setting a goal, we don’t always think about why we aren’t already doing it. There are reasons we develop behaviours that might not be considered healthiest for us.+ MORE