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Be Active With Tai Chi

October 30, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity, tai chi, balance, flexibility, stress reduction

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Be Active With Tai Chi

My first glimpse of tai chi was accidental. Cycling to work one day, I saw a group of people doing a series of movements in a park as the sun was rising. To satisfy my curiosity, I did a quick internet search later that day and learned that these people were improving balance, flexibility, and strength while reducing stress through tai chi. 

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice with martial art origins, that involves low-impact, slow-motion movements. It is commonly known as meditation in motion and is a safe for all ages and abilities. 

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How to Support Healthy Pregnancies in the Workplace

October 29, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags: workplace, safety, pregnancy, being healthy

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How to Support Healthy Pregnancies in the Workplace

Soon-to-be Moms and Dads often continue working up to (or close to) the due date of their baby. It’s important for workplaces to support expectant parents to help ensure safe and healthy pregnancies. Here’s how to create a supportive, healthy work environment. + MORE

Healthier Vending in Public Buildings

October 28, 2014 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: Healthy Eating, snacks, Vending Machine

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Healthier Vending in Public Buildings

Close your eyes and imagine a typical vending machine. Do healthy food and beverages pop into your mind? Maybe not, but they can!

The Healthier Choices in Vending Machines in BC Public Buildings Policy sets standards for food and beverages in vending machines so healthy food and beverage choices are easy and convenient. + MORE

Splash Your Way Through Winter

October 23, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: Swimming+physical fitness+exercise+active+winter

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Splash Your Way Through Winter

With winter just around the corner, let’s talk about how you can continue to be active in the water during these months. While some of this information can apply to lakes or the ocean, during the winter months most of us (me definitely included!) prefer and enjoy the warmer temperatures of the local pool. + MORE

Frightfully-Fun Halloween Give Outs

October 21, 2014 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: holidays, sugar, nutrition

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Frightfully-Fun Halloween Give Outs

Halloween is always a spooktacular time for kids to dress up as their favorite character. Each year, I look forward to seeing my little cousins completely transform into their favorite animal, superhero, or villain before heading out door-to-door in search of treats.

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