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Drinking and Your Health: Why Moderation Matters

Drinking and Your Health: Why Moderation Matters

January 12, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC

Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of certain diseases including many cancers. The more you drink, the more that risk can go up. Find out how many drinks it takes to put you at risk, what diseases you may face and how high or low those risks can be.
Red Light Alcohol Combinations

Red Light Alcohol Combinations

January 12, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC

There are some combinations to always avoid if you choose to drink. These “red light” combinations are important to remember.
Green Light Alcohol Combination

Green Light Alcohol Combination

January 12, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC

Alcohol is always best in moderation, which means staying within the low-risk drinking guidelines. When you choose to have a drink, follow these “green light” combinations.
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 tried 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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