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Hydration During the Heat

June 27, 2013 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: hydration, summer, physical activity

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keeping hydrated, summer heat

It’s slowly starting to feel more like summer, which means there are many more opportunities to get outside and play! To me, there’s no better feeling than seeing our beautiful trails, parks, jungle gyms, and sea walls being used by loads of people throughout the day.

Regardless of your planned summer outdoor adventure one thing that’s an essential item on the inventory list is water, and other forms of hydration. + MORE

A Long Summer of Play Lies Ahead

June 26, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: active kids, summer, physical activity

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A Long Summer of Play Lies Ahead

As kids, we didn’t generally know about the summer solstice; we just knew we could play outside longer as it was lighter later! Now we get excited in early June, anticipating the weeks with more “playlight”.

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Your Favourite 2012 Summer Blogs

June 25, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Food & Nutrition | Tags: summer, favourites, 2012

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Your Favourite 2012 Summer Blogs

What will you find useful and what will you read? Those are a couple of questions the HealthyFamilies BC team is thinking about when we decide what blogs to write.

For us, it’s fun to see what blogs our readers clicked on and sometimes we’re surprised at what you find interesting! Little did we know last summer that our kale chips blog would be such a hit. + MORE

Celebrate National Aboriginal Day

June 20, 2013 by Marc Faktor | Posted in: General Information | Tags: celebration, First Nations, family

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 Celebrate National Aboriginal Day

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day.

The HealthyFamilies BC team and myself are excited to celebrate, remember, and learn about the diversity, varied cultures, and exceptional accomplishments of our country’s Aboriginal peoples.

Individuals, communities, and organizations throughout the province are celebrating the traditions, values, and successes of our nation’s Aboriginal peoples throughout the entire week leading up to June 21. + MORE

How to Quit Smoking for Good

June 19, 2013 by Shelley Canitz | Posted in: Smoking | Tags: quitnow, smoking cessation

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How to Quit Smoking for Good

Was it you? Were you the one who told everybody that you were going to quit smoking? That this was going to be the last time you ever smoked? It was you, wasn't it? Are you standing there now, cigarette in hand, feeling bad?

If so, it’s time to get off the pity bus - seriously... get off right now... because when you do, a lot of your pals will join you.

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