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Physical Activity Tips for Children

November 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

All children need physical activity and while some children are active all the time, others need a bit more movement for their overall health. Here are some useful tips to help promote physical activity in children to ensure they get what they need no matter your lifestyle.

How to Stop Feeling Tired All the Time

November 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Feeling fatigued is the same as feeling as though you are tired all the time. Why might you be feeling so tired? There could be a number of factors, but there are also many ways to boost your energy too!

Alcohol and Youth

November 3, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Young people often develop drinking patterns like those of the adults in their lives, so prevention should start early and in your home. Remember, teens aren't always likely to ask about what binge drinking really is (and its dangers).

Warming Up and Cooling Down

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your body is better prepared for a workout after a warm-up. We provide some ways you can rev up to maximize your exercise time.

Why is Using Tobacco So Addictive?

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you've ever smoked and tired to quit, you know it’s a challenge. Smoking and your health aside, why is the urge to continue to smoke so strong? There are a number of reasons, the main one being - Brain Chemistry.

Risks and Health Effects of Drinking Alcohol

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

What is a safe amount to drink? You may be surprised to learn that the effects of alcohol on the body vary. Knowing what a standard drink looks like is a good first step in learning more about the effects of alcohol

Importance of Physical Activity for Children

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Kids who establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age will carry them - and their benefits - forward for the rest of their lives.

Risky Drinking

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many older adults who drink have consumed alcohol for many years, but others start, or increase their drinking, later in life because of life-altering events.

Alcohol and Aging: For More Information

August 3, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

For detailed information on alcohol and the impact it has on seniors’ health, as well as resources, research and ideas to help.

Alcohol and Aging: Know the Facts

August 3, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Did you know that as we get older, our bodies process alcohol more slowly and we become more sensitive to the effects of alcohol?



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