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Being active gives you an overall feeling of wellbeing. Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines recommend at least 60 minutes a day for children and 150 minutes a week for adults. Here's how to incorporate physical activity into your life.

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Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines

Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines

January 13, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC

How much physical activity is recommended to achieve health benefits and which types of activity should you and your family should participate in?

How to Stop Feeling Tired All the Time

November 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Feeling fatigued is the same as feeling as though you are tired all the time. Why might you be feeling so tired? There could be a number of factors, but there are also many ways to boost your energy too!
Warming Up and Cooling Down

Warming Up and Cooling Down

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Your body is better prepared for a workout after a warm-up. We provide some ways you can rev up to maximize your exercise time.
Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging

August 2, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Stay fit for health and independence as you age: Check out the Community Park Equipment or our Move for Life DVD.
Show Your Heart Some Love!

Show Your Heart Some Love!

February 25, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Women may be living longer, but they continue to face major health challenges and may not even be aware of them.

Physical Activity

January 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Physical 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.
Getting Started with Your Physical Fitness!

Getting Started with Your Physical Fitness!

January 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many 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.
Safety and Injury Prevention

Safety and Injury Prevention

January 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Physical activity plays an important role in a healthy lifestyle; the good news is most injuries are preventable.
Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

January 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

One 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!

Keeping an active and healthy mind

January 9, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Mental abilities don't necessarily go downhill as we age. Memory loss may be related to several lifestyle factors.

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  1. Activity & Lifestyles
  2. Aging Well
  3. Pregnancy & Parenting
    1. Pregnancy & Birth
    2. Babies (0-12 months)
    3. Toddlers (12-36 months)
    4. Preschool (3-5 years)
    5. Children (6-11 years)
    6. Teens (12-18 years)
  4. Food & Nutrition

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