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Should You Exercise When You're Sick?

November 28, 2013 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: exercise, cold or flu

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Should You Exercise When You're Sick?

Nobody likes being sick, yet it happens to all of us.

The good news is that engaging in regular physical activity helps your immune system to prevent colds!

People who are active on most days of the week seem to have the most "protection". This doesn't have to be 30 minutes on your treadmill. + MORE

5 Tips to Save Money on Food Over the Holidays

November 26, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: budget, holidays, planning, cooking ideas

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Tips to Save Money on Food Over the Holidays

Money can be a big source of stress over the holidays.

Focusing on spending time with family and friends is a good way to anchor us to what really matters this season.

The good news is that your big meal gatherings don't need to break the bank.

Here are 5 tips to save money on food over the holidays: + MORE

HealthyFamilies BC's Shopping Sense Contest!

November 21, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: shopping sense, contest

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HealthyFamilies BC's Shopping Sense Contest!

HealthyFamilies BC and Save-on-Foods have launched a 2 week contest to promote healthy grocery shopping!

Between November 21st – December 4th, 2013 enter the Shopping Sense Contest for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards and a dietitian led tour at your favourite Save-on-Foods store.

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What Does Sport Mean to Your Health?

November 21, 2013 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity, Sports

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What Does Sport Mean to Your Health?

Sport is fun, provides health benefits and most can participate.

For some, the benefits of regular physical activity is improved fitness, and for others it's the positive effects on their medical condition. For example, type 2 diabetics, those who exercise regularly are able to better control blood-sugar, weight, and cholesterol.

Not bad for "free medicine". + MORE

How to Fit in Physical Activity

November 20, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity, benefits, fitness

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How to Fit in Physical Activity

Did you know that according to a Stats Canada study only 15% of adult Canadians meet the Physical Activity Guidelines? That's 150 minutes of physical activity weekly.

So, what are some of the common reasons why some people aren't active?

"I don't have time."

"I'm too tired."

"I don't like it."

Seem to come up often. Physical activity is worth the effort.

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