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April 2012

Food Wisdom...From My Baby

April 5, 2012 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: eating together

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Food Wisdom...From My Baby

Three months; enough time for a season, a financial quarter or a milestone in infant development.

Our son recently passed the three month mark. How time flies! Those crazy sleep deprived early weeks spent in survival mode are already beginning to fade into a fuzzy memory. I’m feeling more up to the task of fathering now. Occasionally, I even have the presence of mind to reflect on what this little boy is teaching me. + MORE

Feeling Good Today

April 3, 2012 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Feeling Good Today

April is Cancer Awareness Month. This means there’s a lot of talk about reducing the risk factors for developing cancer. I like to look at it more in the positive and proactive terms of increasing protective factors.

According to the BC Cancer Agency, more than half of all cancers are preventable. We do have some ability to affect what happens to us, as some of the choices we make every day can help keep us healthy. Lifestyle factors that help protect against cancer are similar to those that help protect against other conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. + MORE

World Day for Physical Activity: April 6th 2012

April 2, 2012 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity

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World Day for Physical Activity: April 6th 2012

"Together for a Happy and Active Life"!

During the 54th World Health Assembly in 2002, it was decided that World Health Day would be given the theme of physical activity promotion!  Thereafter, "Agita Mundo" was born thanks to inspiration from Agita São Paulo. This program is fully endorsed and adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a permanent event designed for the globe to learn, share and embrace the overwhelming health benefits that regular physical activity participation has to offer to the human mind, body and soul. + MORE

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