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Water Exercises for Sports Injuries and Arthritis

February 11, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Water exercises for sports injuries and arthritis

Being active in a pool opens up a whole different world. There’s the sensation of water on your skin, the buoyancy makes you float, everything happens at slower speeds, and you’re exercising in a safe, supervised setting.

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MSG: three letters to avoid?

February 10, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Should you avoid foods with MSG?

MSG…you are likely familiar with these three letters. Some people go out of their way to avoid eating foods that contain it. But what is it, where is it found and is it safe? Read on to get these answers.

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The Best Investments for a Healthy, Active Retirement

February 9, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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The Best Investments for a Healthy, Active Retirement

Every year during RRSP season we hear about the importance of saving for retirement.

Did you know the best investment you can make for an active and independent future might be in your social circle? Research shows that having strong social networks and a sense of purpose make a difference in your health in retirement.

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Find Fitness With Orienteering and Geocaching

February 4, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Find Fitness With Orienteering and Geocaching

Exploring the great outdoors while exercising is the perfect combination of my two passions. I’ve always liked backpacking, doing long bike rides, and fishing remote rivers; all three are great physical activities and are ways I break up the workweek with adventure. I first heard about orienteering during high school and geocaching when GPS became more mainstream. I’ve since tried both as an adult for fun and to hone my navigation skills.

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An Easy Way to Plan for Healthy Active Retirement

February 3, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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aging well tools for healthy retirement

When do you really enjoy planning?

I love planning travel – looking up new places, reading reviews of where to go and what to do or finding the best deals on flights. Sometimes making the plans and the excitement of anticipation is as enjoyable as taking the trip.

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