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March 2014

Stride, Spin, or Skip in During Sneak It In Week!

April 1, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: sneak it in, workplace, stretch, walk, ParticipACTION

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Stride, Spin, or Skip in During Sneak It In Week!

Compared to your great-grandparents and grandparents, most likely the amount of physical activity you do at work, often called occupational physical activity, has decreased. It’s not surprising to see, in as little as three generations, people went from tending their crops to sitting and typing at their computers. + MORE

Sandwiches for Supper

March 31, 2014 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: sandwich, supper, whole grain, veg, kid-friendly

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Sandwiches for Supper

When it comes to feeding the family during the work week, time is of the essence. During the week I don’t have time to simmer soups or bake casseroles. The kids are hungry and the sooner they can sit down to a meal the better.

I used to think of sandwiches as a lunch food. Now, I think they make for a delightfully quick and often kid-friendly supper meal.

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Unplug and Play

March 19, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: active, sedentary, computer, smart phone, tablet

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Unplug and Play

Are your kids getting more screen time than playtime? From March 24 – 30, join other Canadian families who took the pledge to Unplug & Play for at least 60 minutes a day.

Unplug & Play is exactly as it sounds. Turn off your electronics (e.g., televisions, passive video games, smart phones, and tablets) and get some active play going. Why Unplug & Play? Research shows that children spend too much time in front of a screen (averaging almost
eight-hours per day) and not enough time moving, exploring, and actively playing. + MORE

Prevent Cancer One Bite at a Time

March 18, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: prevention, Colon cancer, colorectal cancer, Healthy diet, Fibre, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, Meat, Processed meat, screening

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Prevent Cancer One Bite at a Time

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. We don't talk about colorectal cancer as much as we do other cancers. Given that it's one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in BC, we shouldn’t only talk about it; we should do something about it. Did you know that 50% of colorectal cancers can be prevented with healthy diet and lifestyle choices?

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Running Race Preparation

March 17, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: running, 5km run, race, preparation, new runners

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Running Race Preparation

Spring is filled with running events, from fun 5 km runs to full marathons. Given some preparation, most people can join in one of these runs and have a positive and fun experience. + MORE

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