We make so many excuses to avoid physical activity. We're too busy, we're too tired, or we don't like to sweat. But the fact is, everyone can fit in some form of physical activity – as little as 10 minute intervals, two to three times throughout the day – is a great way to start.
November 30, 2014Trying lots of different activities and sports – and even playing more than one sport – helps children work out what they like and are good at. Like most things, if children do well at a particular physical activity, they’re more likely to stay interested.
November 30, 2014Getting children involved in lots of fun physical activity keeps them active and healthy. It’s easy when you help them find activities that they enjoy - and that you can do as part of everyday family life.
November 30, 2014In the elementary school years your child will enjoy testing out her physical abilities. She’ll build a lot of self-esteem from new physical achievements too. Here are play ideas to encourage her to keep moving.
November 30, 2014Outdoor play is a big part of healthy growth and development for your child.
November 30, 2014By encouraging your child to do some physical activity every day, you’re helping your child to be healthy and setting up healthy habits for life. Daily physical activity can be a lot of fun!
November 30, 2014Whenever children play actively, there’s always a chance of injury. But injury prevention involves just a few simple steps so that your child can enjoy physical activity safely.
November 30, 2014An important part of positive communication is about accepting all kinds of feelings.
November 30, 2014Real and specific questions are most likely to get a response from your child.
November 30, 2014Children need to feel you are taking their opinions seriously. Listen to what they have to say, and respond.
November 30, 2014When you talk to your child, ou don’t have to discuss everything. Some situations call for a clear instruction.
January 9, 2013How much physical activity is recommended to achieve health benefits and which types of activity should you and your family should participate in?
August 14, 2013There are 4 stages of labour. Watch to learn what happens and how you might feel during each stage.
November 5, 2013All children need physical activity and movement for their overall health. Here are some useful tips to help promote physical activity in children to ensure they get what they need no matter your lifestyle.
November 3, 2013Starting at 12 months of age, toddlers need an assortment of food three to four times a day, plus one or two snacks. If you're wondering what foods are best for toddlers, we have a comprehensive list that will help.
November 5, 2013High sodium foods are not difficult to find. Packaged foods, ready-to-eat foods, fast foods and restaurant meals often have high sodium levels, even if they don't seem to taste salty.
August 13, 2013Watch to learn about how other women felt after their deliveries and advice on how to best care for your newborn, including breastfeeding.
August 14, 2013Learn how to plan and prepare low sodium meals your family will love. These easy ideas will help to reduce your overall salt intake. Planning low sodium meals are easier than you think.
August 14, 2013Singing, dancing, or even puzzles are great activities to encourage your toddler to play. Show your toddler that you value play by giving lots of praise, it will positively encourage their development. Here are ideas for how you and your toddler can play together.
August 12, 2013What's a healthy weight for a toddler? And how can you help your child maintain a healthy weight for life?
March 6, 2013Drinking is a personal choice, if you choose to drink these Canadian Guidelines can help you know you limits.
January 20, 2015“Taste training” isn’t boot camp for fussy eaters. It’s about learning healthy eating as a life skill. Here are some everyday practices to support your child to learn healthy eating.
January 15, 2015Ergonomics, posture, stretching, and frequent movement are your recipe to keeping your sitting in check.
January 13, 2015Finding it hard to fill half your plate with vegetables and fruit this winter? Canned or frozen vegetables and fruit are convenient, tasty, healthy and affordable alternatives to fresh produce, especially in the winter months. Here are some ideas for ways to give frozen and canned veggies and fruit starring roles in your meal plans.
January 8, 2015Physical activity improves health, physical fitness and is a great pastime. Did you know it’s also good for your brain? And keeping your brain healthy may help reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
January 7, 2015When making New Year’s resolutions, set small, manageable goals. Read this list of our top 6 blogs and articles about goal setting.
January 6, 2015During the winter months I treat myself to seasonal drinks while catching up with friends at our favourite coffee shops. My friends often ask me which specialty drinks are best to sip and which to skip. They want to enjoy a treat with friends, but still make healthy choices that are lower in sugar and fat. Here are some tips on what hot or cold specialty coffee or tea to order.
December 31, 2014From getting active with the kids and family dog to creating healthy meals that are easier on the budget, here’re our most popular blogs of 2014 to inspire achievable healthy living goals for the new year.
December 30, 2014Cultures around the world celebrate the New Year with foods that hold special meaning for the year to come. It should come as no surprise that the traditional foods served during this time of hope and happiness are also extremely nutritious.Here are a few wonderful New Year’s food traditions from cultures that celebrate New Year’s on January 1.
December 23, 2014Celebrate the holidays with an easy to make and edible vegetable-fruit-based centrepiece for your table. These beautiful ornaments double as a healthy appetizer or dessert and will be a hit with your guests.
December 18, 2014Giving a person an object may occupy them for an hour; showing someone the benefits of physical activity can give them lifelong health and happiness.