February 11, 2016Being active in a pool opens up a whole different world. There’s the sensation of water on your skin, the buoyancy makes you float, everything happens at slower speeds, and you’re exercising in a safe, supervised setting.
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.
February 4, 2016When was the last time you had an adventure? Have one this weekend! Get together with family or friends and explore outside (and maybe even find treasure!). Here’s how to get started orienteering and geocaching.
January 28, 2016A stroke can be a frightening event. If you or someone you know is recovering from a stroke, read how physical activity can help.
January 21, 2016In a world of instant results it can be frustrating when you don’t see changes after a few workouts. Don’t be discouraged. Find an activity you enjoy, stick with it, and you’ll earn the rewards of good health.
January 14, 2016Kids learn important movement skills by trying out a bunch of activities when they’re young. But does there come a time when they should focus on only one sport? Here’s what you need to know.
January 8, 2016Resistance training doesn’t have to be done in a weight room. From the monkey bars to shovelling snow, it includes any activity that strengthens muscles. When done properly and with good support, resistance training can be beneficial for kids and youth.
December 30, 2015As we look back on another year past, most of us begin to focus on changes we can make for a healthier year ahead. This can also be a good time to reflect on all that was accomplished last year. What did you achieve? At HealthyFamilies BC, we covered a lot of health topics. But overall, here were your top 5 favourite blogs of 2015.
December 17, 2015The first step can sometimes be the most challenging. Get a head start on your active goals for the new year with these tips.
December 11, 2015Whether you’re a fan of the snow and colder weather or not, there are some fun things you can only do this time of year. Use these ideas and tips to stay safe and enjoy the opportunities only winter brings.
December 3, 2015Gain a new perspective walking in the wilderness this winter by snowshoe. Not only will you enjoy the beauty of nature, snowshoeing a great way to be active outside in cold weather.