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 12, 2017Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of certain diseases and conditions. When it comes to women and alcohol, there are some benefits but also significant risks. Find out what they are.
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 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, 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, 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.
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.
September 29, 2016Being active on Thanksgiving has many benefits. Be it to socialize or volunteer, OR for adventure or friendly competition. Whatever reason you choose is a good one!
September 22, 2016Teens need to be active but, for some, what they enjoy doing might differ from the norm. Here’s some creative, exhilarating ways to keep active.
September 15, 2016There’s a classroom where kids get dirty, play in the woods and learn; best part is they love it! It’s called the nature kindergarten. Learn how it works and why it’s beneficial.
September 8, 2016We look at four different racket sports and explain the differences. The ball is now in your court; which one will you try?
September 1, 2016It’s unfortunate to hear about kids quitting sports because they no longer find it fun. Why does this happen? And is there a solution?
August 25, 2016Some may say that staying fit is expensive. Truth is, being active can actually save you money in the short and long “run”!
August 17, 2016September is approaching. Rid yourself of the stress of driving, idling and parking this school year; plan a walking or biking route with your kids now!
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!