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Are you interested in living healthier? Our blogs provide great health information and tips to help you make lifestyle changes so you and your family can feel your best. It's also a great place for you to talk about the successes and challenges on your journey to better health.

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What’s the Key to Being Active? Scheduling It!

July 30, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

Busy, busy, busy. It’s a reality of life nowadays. So how do you fit physical activity in? Schedule it! I know many of you have busy routines and only a short time to read this. Here’s some quick advice to help you stay moving.

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Ditch the Lawn Chair for Lawn Sports

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

Beautiful warm weather means time to be outside in the yard. There’s gardening and mowing the lawn, backyard picnics and barbeques, and my favourite, lawn sports. Being outside playing games is a great way to fight the sitting disease (take that lawn chairs!) and enjoy the nice weather. And if you don’t have a backyard, the local park is calling your name.

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Summer, Teens and Alcohol: Help Them Make Safe Choices

July 22, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting, Alcohol | Tags:

Remember being a teenager in the summer time? Waking up late with the sun shining through your window. Spending the whole day at the river or lake with your best buds. Riding bikes all over town in search of adventure. Oh, those were the days...

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Summer Meals Made Simple with Kebabs

July 21, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

The humble kebab is a favourite worldwide. From simple street food to classy restaurant meals, there are countless delicious kebab variations all built around the same idea – meat, chicken, fish, vegetables or fruit roasted or grilled on a skewer.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Stretching

July 16, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

Is stretching important? Is it better to stretch before or after a workout?

Stretching IS important. Not only if you’re being physically active, but also to reduce the risk of injury and keep your body’s joints and limbs moving well so that normal daily motions remain easy.

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