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, 2014Healthy teeth and gums are vital to your child’s general health. You can help your child develop strong, healthy teeth by making sure his teeth are cleaned twice a day.
November 30, 2014During the early school years, children learn more, longer words and how sounds combine to make words. Here are some of the ways your children’s language and communication skills develop.
November 30, 2014It’s normal for you and your child to feel uncomfortable talking about tough topics such as divorce, illness, death, adoption, sex and world disasters.
November 30, 2014Try these tasty and healthy breakfast ideas to get your child to eat this important morning meal.
November 30, 2014Eating a variety of healthy foods will give your child nutrition for growth, development and learning. Learning about and eating good food from an early age will help your child develop healthy habits for life.
November 30, 2014Reading food labels can help us make healthy and safe food choices. But there’s so much information it can sometimes be confusing. Here’s how to read food labels and figure out if a food is healthy or not.
November 30, 2014Self-esteem is feeling good about yourself. Good self-esteem helps children try new things, take healthy risks and solve problems. It gives them a solid foundation for their learning and development.
November 30, 2014Bullying can be frightening, and physically and emotionally damaging for children. It is all too common among school children. Even preschoolers can experience it. Here are some tips on how to spot if your child is being bullied and what you can do about it.
November 30, 2014Try these tips to encourage the behaviour you want in your child.
November 30, 2014How things go at home in the morning can set the tone for the day ahead. Children who arrive at school feeling calm, relaxed, fed and ready can make the most of the first few hours of the day.
August 4, 2013When you experience domestic abuse, it can affect every part of your life. And breastfeeding is no exception.
August 12, 2013Swimming pools and garden ponds are like magnets to toddlers. So you need to practice good safety habits any time you're close to water.
August 5, 2013Kegel exercises help to strengthen the vaginal and perineal area. These muscles support your baby while you're pregnant.
August 11, 2013Many mothers don't realize the importance of skin to skin contact right after birth. Skin-to-skin contact is even more effective than the traditional baby warmers used in hospitals.
August 12, 2013It's easy to confuse pre-labour with true labour. Here's a list of signs to help you tell the difference.
August 11, 2013During the second trimester - weeks 15 to 27 of pregnancy - your emotions may feel more stable. You’ll also experience a range of new physical changes.
August 11, 2013The first time your baby gets a cold, fever or upset stomach, it's normal to worry. But learning how to deal with them, can help you breathe easier.
August 14, 2013Latching your baby correctly is important for successful breastfeeding. Watch this video to learn more for latching on success for both you and your baby.
August 14, 2013Some women choose to express breast milk by hand – which can be done almost anywhere. Here's a useful video to help you with the basics!
August 3, 2013Alcohol use is closely tied to both physical and mental health. Here are some resources and ideas that can help you learn more about the impact alcohol has on seniors' health.
November 20, 2014Headliner: From November 22-29, “try on” a bunch of different sports and activities to find new ways to enjoy being physical active.
November 18, 2014In the past month, many of my friends have been talking about how hard they find it to eat healthy at work. As you can imagine…my dietitian ears perked up.
November 13, 2014Some people love them, others don’t. Either way, functional fitness routines (like CrossFit™) are causing a buzz. Here are the pros and cons.
November 10, 2014Every year we acknowledge Remembrance Day by wearing our poppies and giving a minute of silence for veterans who fought for Canada. We can also honour the soldiers by coming together over food and reflecting on their sacrifices.
November 6, 2014Men’s health, be it above or below the belt, is important. Join us this Movember in raising awareness for men’s health.
November 5, 2014You may have heard the statistic: that one in three people who are 65 years and older will fall every year. These falls can lead to an older adult getting hurt so badly that they lose their ability to live independently.
November 4, 2014With the freezer full of juicy blackberries I picked when they were plump on the vine in September, I have now begun to search for local edible mushrooms.
October 30, 2014This traditional eastern practice might be one of the most efficient ways to stay fit and healthy at any age.
October 29, 2014Soon-to-be Moms and Dads often continue working up to (or close to) the due date of their baby. Here’s how to create a work environment that supports healthy pregnancies.
October 28, 2014Close your eyes and imagine a typical vending machine. Do healthy food and beverages pop into your mind? Maybe not, but they can!