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October 2011

Budget Savvy Eater with Awesome Ankle Boots

October 20, 2011 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: meal planning, budget

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Budget Savvy Eater with Awesome Ankle Boots

My husband is a planner and he LOVES his budget.

His inner accountant comes out of hiding at the beginning of each month when he looks over all of our expenses from the previous month and enters them into his itemized Excel spreadsheet.

I hate ‘budget night’ because it means going over each and every dollar we have spent:

“What’s this charge at the mall?” “What did we get at the drug store?” “There is a debit withdrawal here for $80. What was that for?”  “Do you have any idea how much we spent last month on food???”

Sigh. No, I don’t know. But I’m guessing that we exceeded whatever arbitrary amount we decided food should cost. + MORE

What is in Your Gas Tank?

October 18, 2011 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: food choices, personal experience, reading labels

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What is in Your Gas Tank?

Advice from a Winner: Part 4

Screaming up to the gas station, windows down, hair wild in the wind, I grudgingly turn down the blaring stereo after a dirty look from another patron. Pushing my aviators on to my head, I casually grab the gas nozzle and start pumping fuel into my sweet ride. Wait! Is that diesel??!

You wouldn’t go to the gas station and just start pumping without knowing if you were juicing up your ride with premium octane or diesel. + MORE

Keeping Active for a Healthy Pregnancy

October 17, 2011 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity, pregnancy

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Keeping Active for a Healthy Pregnancy

I am sure the news has hit that a lady 39 weeks pregnant recently ran/walked the Chicago Marathon! Wow what a feat! This being said, the Healthy Families BC team and I thought it would be an awesome opportunity to briefly discuss physical activity and pregnancy.

Important Note:  The lady who completed the Marathon, was very well trained and had practiced for this event before as well as during her entire pregnancy so her body was used to the stress.

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Recovering from the Race

October 14, 2011 by Michael de Jong | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical fitness, running, stretch, walk

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Recovering from the Race

I made it!

Last Sunday was race day, and I am proud to say that I successfully completed my first ever half marathon.

Being my first race I can honestly say it was a personal best! Thank you to all the volunteers who came out early on a Sunday to support the event from the start to the finish line – I truly felt a sense of community spirit during and after the race.

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The Black White and Grey of Eating in Modern Times

October 13, 2011 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: personal experience, prepared foods

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The Black White and Grey of Eating in Modern Times

If you listen to the news, you might begin to think that the world is neatly divided into ‘left and right, North and South, East and West’.

The world of food and nutrition often falls into this kind of thinking. We find it hard to resist classifying foods as either ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for us. You may have heard that “nobody cooks anymore”! This preposterous claim is often cited as contributing to childhood obesity and fractured families. Just as the world is neither black nor white, modern home cooking happens in a shifting grey zone between meals that are made completely from scratch and meals that come ready-to-eat from the food industry. + MORE

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