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Let’s Dive into Water Activities

May 29, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: water, water sports, swim, kayak, SUP, stand-up paddle boarding, safety

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BC is a water lover’s paradise, from Lake Okanagan to Williston Lake to the Pacific Ocean; we have more than enough water to keep cool and entertained this summer. Given warmer temperatures, being active and having fun in and on the water becomes an attractive option, so grab your swimsuit, put on your sunscreen, and have a look at these three popular water based activities!

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Yard Work and Gardening is Physical Activity

May 22, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: gardening, garden, yard work, digging, raking, hauling, pruning, weeding

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Yard Work and Gardening is Physical Activity

Spring has finally sprung, which for most of us means it’s time to get outside and get those gardens in tip top shape! If you find it hard to get motivated you’ll be happy to know that things like digging, raking, hauling and pruning all support you leading a healthy active lifestyle. + MORE

Take the Fruit and Veggie Challenge

May 20, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: kale, sweet potato, greens, apple, rhubarb, orange, berry, root vegetables

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Take the Fruit and Veggie Challenge

It’s fair to say that almost all of us could benefit from adding more fruits and veggies to our diet. But, when families are considering making improvements to their food choices, often the simple inclusion of these nutritional powerhouses is overlooked. So, this week Healthy Families BC wants to offer up a challenge to our readers…Add one extra serving of fruit and one extra serving of vegetable each day – that make 14 extra servings!!! + MORE

Plan Ahead for an Active Summer

May 15, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: summer, kids, active play, camp, recreation, family activities

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Plan Ahead for an Active Summer

Before you know it summer will be here and parents across the province will be looking for ways to keep their children active over the two month break. To help give you a head start on planning, let’s explore three ways to incorporate physical activity while still having fun. + MORE

Dry Grad: Helping Our Grads Stay Safe

May 13, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags: alcohol, Dry Grad

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Dry Grad: Helping Our Grads Stay Safe

It's that time of year again, when Dry Grad displays at the checkout of government liquor stores remind you that grad season is upon us. In 2012, more than 250 high schools in 55 school districts shared in the $540,692 raised. But beyond the posters and chocolate bars for sale, what's this campaign really all about?  + MORE

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