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, 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, 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.
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.
June 16, 2016How do you overcome lack of motivation to exercise? It could come down to finding the right type. Learn how to use different types of motivation to your benefit.
June 9, 2016Vinyasa yoga, hot yoga, hatha yoga, asthanga yoga – what’s the difference between these yoga styles? Read this breakdown of different types of yoga.
June 2, 2016Talking, laughing, eating, playing games…In the same way these social experiences enrich your life, exercising with a friend or group has benefits too. Here’s how buddying up for physical activity can help you reach fitness goals.
May 30, 2016May 31 is World No Tobacco Day and this year the World Health Organization is focussing on plain tobacco packaging. What is plain packaging and why are some countries starting to implement it?
May 26, 2016Stand up paddle boarding is rapidly becoming popular, and for good reason! It’s great exercise and fun. Learn how to get started and about good SUP technique.
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!