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Five ways to well-being

Five Ways to Well-being

October 7, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

There are two main elements to well-being: feeling good and functioning well. To feel and function better, there are things you can do – the Five Ways to Well-being.
Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines

Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines

October 6, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

How much physical activity is recommended to achieve health benefits and which types of activity should you and your family should participate in?
Canada's Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

Canada's Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines

October 5, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

Drinking is a personal choice, if you choose to drink these Canadian Guidelines can help you know you limits.
Five ways to well-being: Connect

Connect: Build Positive Relationships

October 4, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

Positive social relationships promote well-being and mental wellness.
Five ways to well-being: Be Active

Be Active: Move to Feel Good

October 3, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

Regular physical activity helps you feel better, reduces stress, anxiety and depression, and protects you against cognitive decline.
Five ways to well-being: Notice

Notice: Savour the Moment

October 2, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

A state of mindfulness - attentiveness to and awareness of sensations, thoughts and feelings - enhances well-being. Allow yourself the time to pause and savour the moment.
Five ways to well-being: Keep Learning

Keep Learning: Open Your Mind

October 1, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

Learning throughout life improves self-esteem, helps keep you active and builds social connections.
Five ways to well-being: Give

Give: Find Fulfillment in Helping Others

September 30, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

We feel good when we contribute to other people and our community. Helping, sharing, giving and team-oriented behaviours contribute to self-worth and positive feelings.
Why using tobacco is so addictive

Why is Using Tobacco So Addictive?

April 15, 2015 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.

Don't Stop Having Conversations with Kids

March 31, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC

The way you respond to children can influence the direction of the conversation, leading to an argument or opening up a helpful, positive conversation. Here are tips to keep conversations going.



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