January 12, 2017Drinking 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.
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.
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.
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.
January 9, 2013Mental abilities don't necessarily go downhill as we age. Memory loss may be related to several lifestyle factors.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
August 28, 2018What do running, jumping, and throwing have in common? They are all things that kids love to do, and at the same time are key building blocks for being physically active for life.
July 24, 2018Learn how you can use the Canadian 24 hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth to help your child lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.
July 4, 2018Learn about the benefits of physical activity and how it can help you quit smoking.
June 19, 2018Parents who perform physical activity can greatly influence their children’s physical activity levels.
June 12, 2018Here in British Columbia our life expectancy is the highest in Canada, and among the best in the world! While that’s great news, we also need to think about how we can add life to years, not just years to life.
May 29, 2018Biking to work or school is fast, simple and safe. Furthermore it’s good for your health and easy on the environment.
May 15, 2018Physical activity is important, but injuries can keep children and adults from staying active and healthy. A new website can show you how to have fun and stay safe.
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!