August 10, 2013Many older adults who drink have consumed alcohol for many years, but others start, or increase their drinking, later in life because of life-altering events.
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 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 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...
August 2, 2013Stay fit for health and independence as you age: Check out the Community Park Equipment or our Move for Life DVD.
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.
August 1, 2013If alcohol is having a negative impact on you, your family, or others, there are people and programs to help you. You can also think about making lifestyle changes to support your own health and well-being.
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.
March 3, 2013Research shows that drinking alcohol can contribute to chronic diseases, including cancer and some heart conditions.
February 25, 2013Women may be living longer, but they continue to face major health challenges and may not even be aware of them.
March 31, 2015Resilience helps your child develop the ability to bounce back from difficult situations and prepares them for challenges they will face in life, like the decision to take part in underage drinking.
March 31, 2015A night out on the town can be fun, but when alcohol is involved, the risks of harm can increase. To minimize the risks to themselves and others, help young people make informed decisions about where to go, and teach them to pay attention to their surroundings.
January 13, 2017There 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.
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.
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.
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.
January 13, 2017Continued, long-term use and excessive use of alcohol can do damage to your body. Here are a few of the major body parts that can be damaged from excessive drinking.
October 1, 2016Learning throughout life improves self-esteem, helps keep you active and builds social connections.
August 26, 2019How does your body absorb alcohol? Get answers to questions about why different alcohols get absorbed differently and how your body gets rid of alcohol.
August 2, 2017Summers in BC offer endless opportunities for outdoor excursions. Make sure your summer fun isn’t ruined from drinking untreated water. Just because water in a stream looks clean it doesn’t mean it won’t make you sick!
July 27, 2017This summer it was attempted to run a marathon – a total of 42.2 km – in only two hours! What we can learn from this extraordinary feat?
July 26, 2017Celebrate active transportation and safely share the roads with parents, children and families.
March 30, 2017What would you ask an exercise professional right now if you could? Here’s what a typical call with the HealthLink BC Physical Activity Services looks like.
March 23, 2017You’ve been working hard on your fitness goals since January. When you started your new routine, you saw improvements within a few weeks! But now you feel like nothing is happening. Have you hit a plateau?
March 16, 2017Keep it simple and accurate. See how the rate of perceived exertion scale can help you determine your workout intensity.
March 9, 2017Leave the back pain, saddle sore and achy neck behind on your next ride. A good bike fit makes your bike comfortable and fun to ride.
March 7, 2017With spring and St. Patrick’s Day on its way, more of the colour green will be showing up around town – even in beer! When enjoying special events like the upcoming Irish celebration, keep these points in mind.
March 2, 2017You make sure to get 150 minutes of exercise during the week - bravo! Add a few extra mini bouts throughout your day for huge benefits.
February 23, 2017Practising good posture is something all of us can work on. Here are steps you can take to make sure you have good posture.