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Grow Your Own Veggies and Herbs

March 24, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: garden, grow, growing food, plant, planting, herbs, farm

My great-grandfather planted a fruit tree each time he moved into a new home to provide for future generations of the family. I love this idea and living in an apartment hasn’t stopped me from carrying on the family tradition of growing food at home. Instead of a fruit tree, I have vegetables and herbs in containers on my balcony.

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3 Tips to Moving Your Indoor Workout Outside

March 19, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: spring, summer, outdoors, wind, impact, running, cycling, indoor workout

Many of us use fitness classes or indoor exercise equipment (like treadmills) over the winter months to keep our energy levels up and to keep fit. With spring starting to roll in, the sunshine and fresh air make being active outdoors much more enjoyable.

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Veggie and Fruit Rainbow for St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2015 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: St. Patrick's Day, March 17, leprechaun, pot of gold, rainbow

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 to honor Irish culture and history. You may or may not know much about Irish culture, but chances are good that you’ve heard of the famous Irish fairy, the leprechaun who hides his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Sports Equipment

March 12, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: spring, sporting equipment, bike, helmet, lifejacket, gear, tune-up

With the days getting longer and the first day of spring around the corner, I like to be ahead of the game by getting all my spring and summer sporting equipment in tip-top shape after a winter of storage. Equipment will definitely look nice and shiny by just wiping off the cobwebs, but to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable, I recommend a thorough “check and prep”.

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The Runner’s Menu

March 10, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: running, running events, training, hydrate, water, sports drinks, energy drinks

Many of us are well into training for local spring running events like the Vancouver Sun Run, Victoria’s Times Colonist 10K, Kamloops’ Boogie the Bridge or the Prince George Run for Rural Medicine. Running is a great way to get your recommended physical activity and a balanced diet is an important part to consider.

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