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Services to Help You Quit Smoking

January 17, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Smoking | Tags:

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British Columbia services to help quit smoking

The first step in accomplishing any goal is having the idea to do it.

If quit smoking has been something you’ve been thinking about, congratulations! You are already on your way to getting where you want to be. Maybe you’ve tried to quit before and remember how hard it is.

The important thing is you have set the intention to quit and you are trying.

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Reminder, Routine, Reward to Reach New Year’s Fitness Goals

January 12, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Reminder, Routine, Reward to Reach New Year’s Fitness Goals

Holidays are over, the house is less cluttered, and resolutions have been made. I like early January! It is a fresh canvas with nothing on it, and it’s up to me how I will paint the year.

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Healthy Eating for a Healthier Weight

January 10, 2017 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Healthy Eating for a Healthier Weight

Happy New Year!

The new year is an exciting time; and for you, it may include plans for positive lifestyle changes. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight may be top of mind when making resolutions. Often the excitement and motivation of the new year fades after a few months, but setting small, realistic and measureable goals will help keep the fire burning. Avoid the temptation to try short-term diet trends that promise immediate results by eliminating whole food groups or requiring you to purchase specific products to cleanse and detoxify your body.

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Top Ways to Be Active While on a Sunny Vacation

January 5, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to stay fit while on your tropical vacation

You’ve had it with the chilly air and snowy streets, booked a plane ticket and are now digging out your swim suit and sunscreen from the back of out of the closet. If you’re like many Canadians this time of year, you may be plotting a temporary escape from winter to sunnier destinations.

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