January 12, 2017There are some combinations to always avoid if you choose to drink. These “red light” combinations are important to remember.
January 12, 2017Alcohol 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.
January 12, 2017How does your body absorb alcohol? Get answers to questions about why different alcohols get absorbed differently and how your body gets rid of alcohol.
October 4, 2016Positive social relationships promote well-being and mental wellness.
October 3, 2016Regular physical activity helps you feel better, reduces stress, anxiety and depression, and protects you against cognitive decline.
October 2, 2016A 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.
October 1, 2016Learning throughout life improves self-esteem, helps keep you active and builds social connections.
September 30, 2016We 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.
April 15, 2015If 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.
March 31, 2015The 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.
August 2, 2013Many long-term smokers may have been smoking for decades, starting when it was fashionable and when people were less aware of the harmful effects...
March 30, 2015Listen to BC parents discuss their challenges and successes in talking about alcohol use with their kids.
January 9, 2013Mental abilities don't necessarily go downhill as we age. Memory loss may be related to several lifestyle factors.
June 14, 2013Employees who are healthy and happy, and a company that is successful? If this is your goal, a workplace wellness program can help make it a reality. Learn about our free and effective programs.
August 2, 2013The workplace has an influence on the health of its employees. Learn more about the free programs available to employers to create a healthy workplace.
January 5, 2013Healthy, active students are more productive and attentive in class - and feel better, too. Here are some ideas for getting more activity into your day.
August 3, 2013Did you know that as we get older, our bodies process alcohol more slowly and we become more sensitive to the effects of alcohol?
August 14, 2013Your body is better prepared for a workout after a warm-up. We provide some ways you can rev up to maximize your exercise time.
March 31, 2015Helping teens understand what happens to the body when drinking alcohol and the factors that influence intoxication can help guide them towards safe decisions. Use this information as a help guide a discussion.
August 3, 2013Alcohol use is closely tied to both physical and mental health. Here are some resources and ideas that can help you learn more about the impact alcohol has on seniors' health.
May 1, 2018To build muscle, you need resistance training (AKA strength training). Can eating or drinking protein after this type of exercise make your muscles stronger?
March 29, 2018For some people, when their physical activity levels are not paired with enough rest, it can result in what’s known as overtraining.
March 15, 2018Rest time between workouts is important for your body to recover and become stronger. Learn about active recovery and how it can help!
March 8, 2018Learning is more than letters and numbers. Kids need to learn how to hop, throw, and run.
March 1, 2018Choices you make throughout life can influence your odds of developing cancer, or not. Among other things, being active on a regular basis can be very helpful.
February 15, 2018Bringing your kids to the gym is one way you can be active as a family. It can be a time saver, a rainy day activity, and opportunity to role model healthy habits.
February 7, 2018With Valentine’s Day approaching, most people think of chocolates and flowers as the time-honoured gift for that special someone. But this Valentine’s Day, consider a different kind of gift – the commitment to a smoke-free relationship.Studies show that quitting smoking is better together. When one partner in a couple quits smoking, the other partner is more likely to quit successfully as well. On the other hand, it’s tougher to stay smoke-free with a partner around who continues to smoke. Quitting smoking is tough. Why not make it a bit easier by tackling it with someone you love?
February 1, 2018Doing strength training doesn’t have to be complicated or happen in a gym. Learn how to use resistance bands to keep your muscles strong.
January 18, 2018Well done on taking 10,000 steps per day! But are you meeting the Canadian Physical Activity guidelines for greater health benefits? Here are some ideas to help you achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week.
January 11, 2018Boost your recovery and bounce back sooner after surgery. Being active before surgery is a great way to help speed up your recovery.