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How to Breakthrough a Fitness Plateau in Your Exercise Routine

March 23, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to Breakthrough a Fitness Plateau in Your Exercise Routine

Ever hear of people who don’t seem to get fitter with exercise? You may have even heard the term “non-responders”. Or maybe you’ve talked to someone who reached a fitness or weight loss “plateau” where they no saw longer improvements. Let’s shine a bit of light on these topics.  + MORE

Ketogenic Diet: Is Going Low Carb Healthy?

March 21, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Ketogenic Diet: Is Going Low Carb Healthy?

When it comes to nutrition, it is wise to be cautious of advice that seems too good to be true. An example of this is the hype surrounding the use of very low carbohydrate diets, like the ketogenic diet.

Historically used to treat severe epilepsy, the ketogenic diet is promoted as a way to lose weight; improve brain function; control blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure; reduce inflammation; and the list goes on. + MORE

How to Use the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale

March 16, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to Use the Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale

A lot of us use some kind of fitness tracker nowadays. These devices tell us things like heart rate which can be used to measure physical activity intensity.

Knowing what level of intensity you are working out at is important because most people benefit from exercising at both moderate and vigorous intensity. Also, varying the intensity of your workouts, vigorous intensity some days and low intensity other days, helps you recover.

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Picky Eating: End the Mayhem at Family Mealtime

March 14, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Picky Eating: End the Mayhem at Family Mealtime

You make a large family meal and your kids only take two bites. You are always on the lookout for go-to meals that everyone can agree on. Sound familiar?

Whether you are dealing with picky eaters, rushed mealtime or other dinner table dilemmas, the good news is that taking control of the dinner hour is within your reach.

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4 Simple (But Rewarding) Ways to Spend Time With Kids on Spring Break

March 10, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Simple, rewarding ways to spend time with kids on Spring Break

A good investment now can bring great prosperity in the future. Sure, this could be true for financial investments. But more importantly, investing time and energy in building strong family relationships will help your kids develop healthy self-esteem, a feeling of connectedness, and create memories that last a lifetime.

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