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Why Salmon Should Make it On Your Menu

July 31, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: salmon, fish, recipe ideas

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Why Salmon Should Make it On Your Menu

Pacific salmon has been named the official fish of BC. This superb fish tastes great, packs a nutritious punch and is an easy base from which to create simple and delicious meals. With all this, you may be left wondering "what’s the catch?" 

Well, happily there is no catch! Salmon is a good source of protein, vitamin D and omega-3 polyunsaturated fats, and is low in mercury. Also, wild BC salmon is recommended by the Ocean Wise program as coming from sustainable fisheries. All together, salmon is a nutrient dense food that’s a healthy choice for you and the whole family. + MORE

Embrace Beautiful BC this Long Weekend

July 31, 2013 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: outdoors, recreation, get moving!

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BC long weekend, getting outdoors, being active

The BC Day Long Weekend is upon us and this is the perfect time to get outdoors and celebrate the beauty that our province has to offer.

Did you know that parts of BC are the most active in the country? One of these reasons is that there are so many accessible activity opportunities at our doorstep.

We’re truly lucky to have these opportunities and beautiful vistas. I encourage you to get outside and get moving with family and friends this long weekend!

Here are a few ideas: + MORE

Red, Red Wine - Is it Good for Us or What?

July 31, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags: alcohol, mental health & well-being

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Red, Red Wine - Is it Good for Us or What?

It seems that one of the media’s favourite stories is to report how drinking red wine is good for our hearts. I don’t know about you, but I don’t tend to drink for my health - so, like others, I’m happy to jump on the idea that it can be beneficial. But, is there any truth to it? Well, yes and no. + MORE

Greek Yogurt Dips Kids Will Love

July 30, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: kids, dips, fruits & vegetables

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Greek Yogurt Dips Kids Will Love

Kids have taught me that dips make food more appealing. A plate of plain broccoli gets the cold shoulder from most kids (and adults), but add a creamy dip and the broccoli will be eaten in no time.

Well…sometimes the vegetable(s) may be licked and double dipped, but that’s another issue! + MORE

The Health Benefits of Hiking

July 25, 2013 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: hiking, recreation, outdoors

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The Health Benefits of Hiking

Did you know that a good number of British Columbians are still not active enough to receive health benefits?

This concerns me and drives my passion for health promotion through physical activity because inactivity is associated with a variety of health issues. Some of these issues include but aren't limited to: cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

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