As you are settling in to watch your daughter or son’s soccer game or hockey practice, here’s a good thing to do: download the new Concussion Response Tool on your smartphone or tablet. The tool, recently launched by the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, guides parents in knowing how to respond if their child gets a hit to the head or other part of the body while playing sports and being active.
November 25, 2014 | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: farmer's markets, local food, farm markets, seasonal food, fall, Winter, local produce
Did you know some farmer’s markets run all year?
Farmer’s markets give us an easy way to buy fresh, local, seasonal and healthy foods. They also connect us with our communities and support local farmers and their families. Plus, buying local can decrease the environmental impacts of shipping food from far away and helps protect B.C.’s agricultural land. + MORE
November 20, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: Try-It Days, Sports Day in Canada, free workshops, community centres, National Jersey Day
From November 22-29, communities all over BC will be hosting Try-It Days; a weeklong celebration of community sport and recreation. Clubs, local arenas and community centres will open their doors to give free workshops on their sport to those who’ve never had the opportunity to “try it”. + MORE
November 18, 2014 | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: lunches, work lunch, cold lunch, reheat, lunch ideas, easy, affordable
In the past month, many of my friends have been talking about how hard they find it to eat healthy at work. A teacher friend told me that he doesn’t have time to make lunch; a co-worker said he doesn’t have time to eat lunch; and a friend in construction told me she is spending too much money buying lunch. As you can imagine…my dietitian ears perked up. + MORE
November 13, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: CrossFit™, functional fitness, high-intensity, aerobic, resistance training, routine
The fitness world is constantly evolving. From aerobic routines with questionable attire (remember Richard Simmons?) to fitness gadgets, there seems to be a new fitness fad every year. + MORE