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How Sailing Can be a Workout

May 19, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Fitness on a sailboat

With warmer weather rolling in I’ve noticed more sailboats on the water while on my morning runs. It looks really peaceful. Imagine it: you at the helm, the boat slicing through the water with the sunrise. Being curious I set off on a quest to learn the physical activity benefits of sailing; here’s what I found.

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Are You in the Dark About Food Safety and Power Outages?

May 17, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Keep foods safe in a power outage

Storms, wildfires, earthquakes or floods can lead to power outages. These dark times can be more than just inconvenient…they can also increase your risk of food borne illnesses. As the perishable foods in your fridge and freezer warm up, bacteria begin to multiply. The good news is that there are ways you can reduce your risk.

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5 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Sports to Try

May 12, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Summer olympic and paralympic sports to try this summer

With the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio nearing, I can’t pass up the opportunity to highlight some sports you might not have tried before and athletes to watch for. Get inspired and try your hand at:

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Tips to Keep Your Teen’s Graduation Alcohol-Free

May 11, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Pregnancy & Parenting, Alcohol | Tags:

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Tips to keep grade12 graduation alcohol-free

Grad night. The night 12th grade students look forward to all year. Planning for after-grad has most likely been happening for months, maybe even since the beginning of the school year. The party itself usually happens right after formal convocation and can last until five or six a.m. the following morning.

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Potassium and Your Blood Pressure

May 10, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Potassium and blood pressure

If you have high blood pressure (hypertension) you’ll be happy to hear that there are several lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce and control your blood pressure.

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