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.
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.
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.
November 26, 2015Bring your cycling indoors to make the winter spin by! Spin classes are high-energy and a motivating way to stay active. Read these quick tips if you’re thinking about trying one.
November 19, 2015You are never too old or inexperienced to try out a new sport or activity. By modifying activities to fit your level and with determination, you can do almost any sport.
November 12, 2015Learn how a lifetime of exercise can help prevent and manage osteoporosis. Get answers to questions about keeping your bones strong and healthy.
November 5, 2015Exercise is a powerful tool to prevent and even help control type 2 diabetes. Get answers to common questions about staying active with this health condition.
November 4, 2015Accidentally falling down can happen to anyone at any age. It can be embarrassing for many people but, for older adults, even a simple fall can be much more serious. Here are four proven ways to prevent falls.