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February 2014

Tips to Prevent Winter Sport Injuries

February 26, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: Injury, prevention, Sport, Winter

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Tips to Prevent Winter Sport Injuries

Congratulations and thank you to all Canadian athletes for competing hard, playing fair, and once again representing Canada with pride! I hope these Olympic athletes have inspired you to go out and try something new. It doesn't matter what level of athlete you are or what sport you participate in, playing safe is just plain smart. Playing safe and thinking ahead can reduce your chances of injury and will help you to be active and play well into your later years. + MORE

Soft Cheese and Food Safety Risk During Pregnancy

February 25, 2014 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Cheese, pregnancy

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Soft Cheese and Food Safety Risk During Pregnancy

Being pregnant, three things have happened that I didn’t expect: (1) I've been asked very personal questions by not so close acquaintances, (2) my belly has been rubbed by people I wouldn’t otherwise be touched by, and (3) I have become a magnet for receiving free advice, including about nutrition. + MORE

Being Inspired By the Olympics and Paralympics

February 20, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: 2014 Olympics, physical activity, kids

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Being Inspired By the Olympics and Paralympics

The limits at which Olympic and Paralympic athletes compete is impressive, and a source of inspiration. In Canada, there's the established Canadian Sport for Life movement, that aims to improve the quality of sport and physical activity from childhood through adulthood across the country. + MORE

How Food and Drinks Sold in BC Schools Score

February 18, 2014 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: healthy living, schools, BC school guidelines

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How Food and Drinks Sold in BC Schools Score

How can you be sure your children are being offered healthy food choices at school? When it comes to prepackaged food and drinks, as well as school menus from chain restaurants, the Brand Name Food List (the list) makes it easy. The list is mainly used by people who sell food to schools and students, but can also be used by parents who are interested in seeing what kinds of food and drinks are allowed to be sold in BC schools.

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Double the Fun, Be Active With Your Loved One

February 13, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity+exercise

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Double the Fun, Be Active With Your Loved One

Are dinner dates, visiting friends, or going to the movies becoming the norm? Here are three ways to include physical activity as a date to keep things fresh and fun, and provide health benefits to both of you.

Getting Active on a Date:

Start date night with an activity you both enjoy, perhaps a tennis match? You will find that your energy level will improve and you’ll feel more relaxed afterwards. + MORE

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