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, 2017Alcohol has both immediate and long-term effects on your body. Learn about how alcohol affects your behaviour and your body.
August 8, 2019Alcohol impacts everyone differently. Read more to find out what moderation means.
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 and conditions. When it comes to women and alcohol, there are some benefits but also significant risks. Find out what they are.
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 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, 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.
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.
February 16, 2017Does the order of your workout matter? Maybe yes maybe no, ultimately it depends on what your goals are.
February 9, 2017Most of us feel back pain at some point. Check out what you can do to prevent it and how to manage it.
February 1, 2017Turning 150 is a big deal. Celebrate Canada’s birthday by trying out 150 games and sports!