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 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.
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.
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 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?
March 31, 2015Talking openly with kids from an early age about alcohol gives them a good understanding of what it is and helps them make safe decisions later in life around alcohol. Use this guide to explain the effects of alcohol.
July 8, 2019In our era of cautious parenting, limiting unsupervised outdoor play can mean less physical activity and learning experiences for children. Learn more.
June 18, 2019There's a long list of health benefits from hiking. Learn how it's good for you.
February 26, 2019Measles is a serious and contagious disease. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others too.
February 5, 2019This blog post is the first in a series of four posts about Canada’s new Food Guide, which was released by Health Canada on January 22. Check back here each Tuesday for more information on our new dietary guidelines.
September 18, 2018With the start of the new school year, learn ways for you and your family to fit physical activity into your daily routine.
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.