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Time to Cook up Some Root Vegetables

November 19, 2013 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: winter vegetables, sweet potato, carrots

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Time to Cook up Some Root Vegetables

Can you feel winter in the air?

Brr…it's time to cook up some satisfying root vegetables.

I like root vegetables because they're simple, soothing and affordable. Root vegetables like turnips, beets and potatoes are hearty staple foods that have carried many societies through the cold depths of winter. + MORE

Bring Back Play. Continuing to Inspire

November 14, 2013 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: ParticipACTION, Bring Back Play

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As a kid, playing outside after school was a given.

In the summer we'd bike around the neighbourhood until dark, and in the winter it was pickup road hockey games. So, does it surprise you that 63% of children are inactive during their weeknights and weekends?

Factors such as screen time (computer, TV, game consoles), safety concerns, and busy schedules have all contributed to decreasing amounts of active play. + MORE

The Influenza Vaccine Protects Those Most Vulnerable

November 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags: cold or flu, flu shots

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The Influenza Vaccine Protects Those Most Vulnerable

Today's blogger is Dr. Perry Kendall. He's BC's Provincial Health Officer.

He has a passion for public health and was awarded the Order of British Columbia for his contributions to Public Health practice and to harm reduction policy and practice in BC.

Thanks for joining us Dr. Kendall! + MORE

Warm Up With Tortilla Soup

November 12, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: soup, original recipes

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Warm Up With Tortilla Soup

On chilly fall nights, with the wind blowing the leaves off trees, I can't think of anything better than a hot bowl of soup for supper.

Homemade soup doesn't have to be time consuming or complicated, but it does have to be delicious.

I made this soup last night as a fast weeknight option and wanted to share it with you. + MORE

How Yoga Can Help With Headaches

November 7, 2013 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: yoga, health benefits

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How Yoga Can Help With Headaches

Since moving to the West Coast, I've noticed how popular yoga is. As a matter of fact, I pass three studios when biking to work. I recently heard people talking about how yoga may help with headaches.

As someone who is aware of his body, I was interested in trying out a physical activity based remedy to try and treat the occasional headache I get. I figured I couldn’t go wrong with something like yoga and was pleasantly surprised by the results.

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