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September 2014

Warming up to Fall Recipes

September 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: recipes, fall recipes, stew, soup, chili, autumn

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Autumn is sweeping across our beautiful province, changing leaves from green to orange and (of course) bringing colder weather. While digging out your scarves and sweaters from the back of the closet, why not dust off the ol’ slow cooker or large soup cooking pot too! + MORE

Physical Literacy is More than Reading and Writing

September 26, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: literacy, physical literacy, movement, kick, throw, catch, run, jump, swim

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Physical Literacy is More than Reading and Writing

I love being physically active; running, playing sports, going for bike rides, and playing with my kids. I also have a pretty good understanding of what the word ‘literacy’ means; having the ability to understand, interpret, create, communicate, and use printed and written materials. How are these two things related, you ask?!

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How Physical Activity Can Help With Arthritis

September 18, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: arthritis, arthritis mangement, painful joints, joints, stamina, range-of-motion

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How Physical Activity Can Help With Arthritis

I work with a fair number of people with arthritis through my position at the Physical Activity Line. It may seem counterintuitive to exercise when you have arthritis, but the fact is regular physical activity is beneficial. Here are three ways physical activity can help alleviate arthritis pain. + MORE

The 2014 BC Seniors Games are on!

September 11, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: BC Seniors Games, seniors, BC Seniors Guide, walking, cycling, stretch, warm-up

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The 2014 BC Seniors Games are on!

Today’s older adults are an active bunch; participating in activities like walking, kayaking, and gardening as well as competitive sports like track and field and swimming. The BC Seniors Games (September 9-13) is a perfect example that a love of physical activity and the associated benefits can extend well into your 60s, 70s and 80s!

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Smartphone Apps and Physical Activity

September 4, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: smartphone, phone, app, mobile app, gps, tracking, way-finding, technology

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Smartphone Apps and Physical Activity

I’m a big fan of how much technology has advanced in supporting me to live healthy and maintain my physical activity levels. For example, with my smartphone I talk, text, email, and run software applications, called “apps”. Although there are a lot of physical activity related apps that exist; here’s a quick breakdown of some of the different types I like to use. + MORE

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