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The Role of Physical Activity in Achieving Good Health

January 30, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity, health

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The Role of Physical Activity in Achieving Good Health

Maintaining and achieving good health takes time and effort, but the benefits are certainly worth it in the long run.

Today we look at the positive role of physical activity in achieving good health.

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Sense'ual Nutrition

January 28, 2014 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: senses, nutrition

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Sense'ual Nutrition

Imagine a world where your food and drinks didn't come wrapped in marketing information, Nutrition Facts tables, ingredient lists and health claims. How would you choose what to eat and drink?

Choosing and eating food is an experience that draws upon all our senses. 'Sensual nutrition' and 'sensual eating' are terms used to describe an approach to healthy eating where we're more aware of the messages our bodies give us, like hunger and fullness and use our senses to help select food that is both delicious and nourishing. + MORE

Bring Back Winter Play

January 23, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: Winter, activities, kids

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Bring Back Winter Play

What's so great about winter?

Well from my experience growing up with snow, we had a great time building elaborate snow forts, tobogganing, playing street hockey, and going on nature hikes. My friends and I went outside to have fun and PLAY!

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MEND Families Get Healthier Together

January 22, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Physical Activity | Tags: kids, exercise programs, fun activities

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MEND Families Get Healthier Together

Being physically active, eating well and decreasing screen time are all things we think about for our kids but maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle for our families can be challenging.

We hear in the news that childhood rates of unhealthy eating, sedentary behavior, inactivity and obesity are on the rise and there are increased risks of health concerns later in life.

As parents, we want to keep our kids on track to a healthy future. So what can you do to ensure your household is setting a good foundation early on? + MORE

Healthy Eating Goals You Can Achieve

January 21, 2014 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Healthy Eating, goals, Tips

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Healthy Eating Goals You Can Achieve

Are you still on track with your New Year's resolutions? If not, don't beat yourself up, you're in good company.

When we're celebrating and enjoying the season's bounty of food and drink in December, it seems easy to set lofty healthy eating goals for ourselves.

Unfortunately, once January sets in and we're faced with what we've resolved to do, those goals can feel pretty overwhelming. It can feel like we've lost the race before we're even out of the gate.

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