January 11, 2013Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but the truth is at least two in five British Columbians are not physically active enough to reap the health benefits.
January 9, 2013Many of us ask how we can better incorporate physical activities into our busy day. The easy first step is to make the decision to commit to physical fitness, the next step is to read some of our suggestions to help get you there.
January 9, 2013Physical activity plays an important role in a healthy lifestyle; the good news is most injuries are preventable.
January 9, 2013One of the best ways to get and stay physically active is to set goals. The most effective goals are based on the S.M.A.R.T. formula!
January 9, 2013Mental abilities don't necessarily go downhill as we age. Memory loss may be related to several lifestyle factors.
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.
January 4, 2013To get the most out of your workout, you should ensure that you are working within your heart rate training zone. If you work too hard, you're likely to injure yourself and, possibly, burn out.
November 1, 2012Additional tools help at-risk British Columbians get started on a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about Prescription for Health here.
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.
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, 2017Alcohol has both immediate and long-term effects on your body. Learn about how alcohol affects your behaviour and your body.
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.
January 12, 2017Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of certain diseases and conditions. The more you drink, the more that risk can go up. Find out which diseases men are at risk for from drinking alcohol.
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, 2017Not everything combines safely with alcohol. Use caution with these “yellow light” alcohol combos. When you choose to drink, it’s always best in moderation and to stay within the low-risk drinking guidelines.
May 19, 2016Boating season is here. While a sunset cruise sounds relaxing, you’ll actually be getting a workout if you’re manning the sails. Here’s a look at the physical fitness aspects of sailing.
May 12, 2016Discover a sport, route for a BC athlete. The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics are the perfect time to get inspired and try your hand at a new sport!
May 6, 2016Learn how standing more, short walks and less siting can have a positive impact on your health.
May 4, 2016About 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental disorder or substance use problem in their lifetime. Still, people experience stigma about their condition. What can you do to stop stigma?
April 28, 2016We know being active benefits physical wellbeing. Can exercise maintain and help with mental wellbeing too? Find out.
April 21, 2016Being active benefits everyone, but checking with a qualified exercise professional before starting up is key. The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire for Everyone (PAR-Q+) tells you when it’s safe.
April 19, 2016What’s good for you can also be good for the environment. Try at least one of these small, daily actions for big, positive change towards a healthier lifestyle and healthier planet.
April 14, 2016Will counting your steps, measuring your heart rate, and monitoring your sleep with an activity tracker help you reach physical activity goals? Answer is, it depends.
April 7, 2016Whether you play with an organized team or pick-up games, soccer can get you moving outdoors enjoying the company of friends – all things that benefit your health.
March 31, 2016It’s possible to be active throughout your busy work day! Follow an exercise physiologist for a day to learn how all the little things can add up to keep you moving.