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4 Activities for Teens Who Are Not into Team Sports

September 22, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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4 activities for teens who are not into team sports

The teenage years. Remember those? You might be re-experiencing those years in a new light, now, watching your own child grow into a teenager. It’s a time of life full of changes; social, emotional, and physical.

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Ginger and Turmeric: How Do I Use Them and What Are Their Health Benefits?

September 20, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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What are the health benefits of ginger and turmeric? How to cook with these spices?

Ginger and turmeric originate from Asia and are used in Asian cuisine, adding a fragrant flavour to dishes. Ginger offers a sweet and spicy zing to dishes. Turmeric provides a golden yellow colour and a warm and bitter taste with a peppery aroma.  Turmeric is one of the main ingredients in Indian curry. Besides adding a tasty twist to dishes, do these spices have reported health benefits too?

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Nature Kindergarten: What is It and How Does It Benefit Kids?

September 15, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Nature Kindergarten: What is it and how does it benefit kids?

What comes to mind when I remember back to my kindergarten days is little chairs, little sinks and running around with all my little friends. Now imagine what would happen if we got rid of the chairs and sinks, got rid of the classroom altogether, and put kids outside for the whole day. In today’s world, this is actually happening. It’s called the nature kindergarten and it’s fully outside, all day. Let’s have a look at how it works and why it is beneficial.

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10 Ways to Cut Down on Added Sugars

September 13, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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10 Ways to Cut Down on Added Sugars

Added sugars are a hot topic lately. The sugars and syrups added to food and drinks have come under fire for contributing to weight gain and tooth decay. If you’ve ever tried (or even thought about trying) to cut down on the added sugar in your family’s meals, you’ll be familiar with these two big challenges.

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Take a Swing At Racket Sports

September 8, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Take a Swing At Racket Sports

Friends, fast-paced, and fun are just a few words I can think of to describe racket sports. They are played on courts, usually in teams of one or two, and involve a racket used to hit an object over a net or line to your opponent. Here’s the lowdown on a few racket sports and their rules.

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