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You Sleep Better When You Are Active

July 2, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

Sleeping well improves alertness, memory, mood, stress level and more. What’s the secret to a good night’s sleep? It’s no secret. There’s a lot you can do to sleep better. One important part is making physical activity a part of your daily life. + MORE

Spring into Summer Meals!

June 30, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

Warm summer days always remind me of fresh cut grass, family barbeques and beach outings. With all those activities it’s no surprise that healthy eating can sometimes take a back seat. You’re likely spending less time indoors (which is a good thing!), planning, preparing, and cooking meals. And really…Who can turn down the outdoor barbeques and gatherings of family and friends?!

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Heart Disease and Physical Activity Q&A

June 23, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

A little while back, I wrote a question and answer style blog on hypertension and exercise. This was in response to common questions I get from British Columbians in my role at the Physical Activity Line about being active with health conditions. This week, I answer other frequently asked questions, this time looking at how physical activity affects heart disease.

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The Manly Art of Feeding Babies

June 23, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

Caring, feeding, nurturing. These traits are often associated with women—especially mothers. Although mothers still take on the majority of child care, dads today are more involved than those of previous generations. Feeding babies and young children is one way fathers can express their nurturing side, strengthen family ties, and share the work of raising healthy children.

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Reel in Some Fish-ical Activity

June 18, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

Fishing. It’s a great way to reel in the health benefits of getting back to nature and bring home a healthy dinner. But there is a lot more to fishing than just having your rod in hand and line in the water.

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