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, 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, 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, 2017Alcohol has both immediate and long-term effects on your body. Learn about how alcohol affects your behaviour and your body.
January 12, 2017There are some combinations to always avoid if you choose to drink. These “red light” combinations are important to remember.
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, 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.
August 12, 2016What’s your favourite BC outdoor event? There are so many opportunities to enjoy community festivals, music concerts, celebrations and sporting events across the province. Whether attending with your family or with friends, there are things you can do to stay comfortable and safe.
August 11, 2016Archery is a sport with a rich history. You may not realize it, but trying it nowadays can be a good way to be active. Learn more.
August 4, 2016There are different kinds of fitness professionals out there. It can be hard to figure out what they do and how they can help you. Find out the differences between them!
July 28, 2016Want to create the ultimate birthday gift, family reunion, or summer celebration? Generate excitement, be active and have fun by making your own adventure race. Here’s a step-by-step guide.
July 21, 2016Are you a morning lark or a night owl? Your optimal time of day to exercise might be different from your family, friends and co-workers.
July 14, 2016Heard a fitness term or slang you don’t know the meaning of? Be it at the gym, a word you saw in an article, or something you heard at a race, it can become confusing. Here’s an explanation of some popular terms.
July 7, 2016Learn how to speeeeeed up your walk. Read this interview with an Olympic-bound race walker and try the sport of race walking for yourself.
June 30, 2016From planning interesting new routes to discovering treasures in your community, walk more daily with these ideas.
June 23, 2016Ditch reality TV shows for your own reality. It’s better for your health, plus there’s no commercials!
June 22, 2016From indoors to outside, times have changed when it comes to where people can and can’t smoke.