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Safer Sushi Choices for You & Baby

April 9, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: fish, pregnancy, Healthy Eating

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Safer Sushi Choices for You & Baby

Do you love sushi?

Are you pregnant?

If you said ‘yes’ to these two questions, then you should be aware that raw fish is on the list of ‘foods to avoid’ while you’re pregnant.

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High Blood Pressure & How it Affects You

April 8, 2013 by Marc Faktor | Posted in: General Information | Tags: heart health, hypertension, World Health Day

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High Blood Pressure & How it Affects You

World Health Day was on Sunday, April 7th.

The theme for 2013 is high blood pressure or hypertension.

What’s blood pressure and how does high blood pressure affect our health?

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"Sneak In" Some Extra Physical Activity at Work

April 3, 2013 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: being active, at work, resources

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sneak it in week, be active every day, at work, at home

Sneak it in Week is from April 8th-12th. So put those sneakers on and get ready to integrate physical activity into your work week!

Lead by ParticipACTION, Sneak it in Week motivates Canadian’s to be physically active in and around the workplace. The program shows individuals how easy it can be to sneak some activity breaks into the daily grind (e.g. walk and talks, small yoga and stretch breaks, errands, or shopping etc.).

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Picky Eating: A Not-So Sneaky Tip that Works

April 2, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Healthy Eating, kids, picky eating

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Picky Eating: A Not-So Sneaky Tip that Works

Parents of toddlers, has this happened to you?

You carefully prepare a well balanced healthy meal for your little one, and present it to them with love in your heart, hoping to see them devour it with glee.

Then, your little angel picks out just one of the meal’s components to eat and throws the rest on the floor.

I feel your pain. I’ve been there too.

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