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
September 26, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: literacy, physical literacy, movement, kick, throw, catch, run, jump, swim
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?!
September 18, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: arthritis, arthritis mangement, painful joints, joints, stamina, range-of-motion
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
September 11, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: BC Seniors Games, seniors, BC Seniors Guide, walking, cycling, stretch, warm-up
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!
September 4, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: smartphone, phone, app, mobile app, gps, tracking, way-finding, technology
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