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Unleash Your Inner Dragon This Summer

May 21, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

While running along the waterfront this morning, a team of paddlers on a long narrow boat was cutting through the water as the fog was rising; what a sight! It turns out this was a dragon boat team in-training. Here’s a few of the many physical activity benefits of dragon boating:

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Introducing Foods Earlier in Life May Help Prevent Food Allergies

May 19, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

Did you know that approximately 6 per cent of babies develop food allergies? Allergic conditions tend to run in families. Babies with a parent or sibling with eczema, asthma, hay fever or food allergies are at increased risk of developing food allergies. Understandably, many parents want to take steps to reduce their own baby’s risk.

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Top 6 Outdoor Adventure and Camping Blogs

May 14, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

Growing up I was fortunate that our family would go camping several times each summer. It was nothing fancy; we’d set-up camp at provincial parks and entertain ourselves with beach activities, berry picking, and some hiking. Sure, we got dirty and got one too many mosquito bites, but the memories of spending time together as a family and having lots of fun were worth it!

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Parenting and Alcohol Use

May 13, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags:

When it comes to using alcohol, demonstrating healthy attitudes towards alcohol by drinking in moderation and in low risk ways inside the home can ensure your children get proper care. This can also help them develop healthier relationships with alcohol later in life.

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Put Healthy Choices in the Spotlight

May 12, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

The psychology of eating shows us that we’re naturally inclined to eat and drink the foods and beverages most easily available to us. We also tend to finish the amount offered even if we aren’t hungry. In other words what we see, we eat. We can use this tendency to our advantage by keeping the healthy food and drinks we want more of top of mind.

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