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Healthy Habits for Dads

June 26, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: father, positive role model, role model, habits, guys, dads, men's health

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Healthy Habits for Dads

Father’s Day has officially come and hopefully you had a chance to spend time with your family; maybe playing sports, enjoying a BBQ or relaxing in the sun. Another great event that just finished is Men’s Health Week, helping to support guys in leading healthier lives. Is June a good time to be a guy or what?!

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Sunrise to Sunset, the Longest Day is Meant for Play

June 19, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: play, longest day, longest day of play, summer, summer solstice, June 21

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Sunrise to Sunset, the Longest Day is Meant for Play

This year, summer solstice (June 21st) falls on a Saturday, allowing plenty of time to be outside and active. If you happen to live in the Vancouver area, the sun officially rises at 5:07 AM and sets at 9:22 PM, this gives you 16 hours 15 minutes and 1 second of sunshine! Find out how much sunlight your town will have on longest day of play here!! + MORE

Eat Like Popeye before Donating Blood

June 17, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: blood donors, donating blood, hemoglobin, iron, iron-rich foods

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Eat Like Popeye before Donating Blood

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day, which means it’s the perfect time to donate blood. However, if you’re anything like me, your luck with being a successful donor might be low. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve called the clinic to book my appointment then arrived on time only to be turned away because my hemoglobin was too low? Well, it turns out I’m not alone.

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Wheeling into Summer

June 12, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: cycling, boarding, blading, wheelchair, activity

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 Wheeling into Summer

Nothing beats the feeling of cruising down the road - wind at your back on your first official bike ride of summer! Cycling, boarding or blading are all great ways to get around, so wherever your journey takes you, let's be active and get there on wheels. Today's blog looks at various modes of active transportation utilizing "wheels" and offers safety tips. + MORE

How to Plan an Active Summer Vacation

June 5, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: family vacation, staycation, hike, bike, swim, energy

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How to Plan an Active Summer Vacation

Nothing screams summer like a family vacation. Parents are pouring over guidebooks (or smartphones), kids are stuffing last minute items in their backpacks, and even the dog is getting excited! But what might not be at the top of the list, is how to incorporate physical activity into your lounging by the pool and singing ‘round the campfire. + MORE

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