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November 2014

How to Protect Your Child in Case of Concussion

November 26, 2014 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: concussion, head injury, brain injury, concussion response tool, helmet

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How to protect your child in case of concussion

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.

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Fall in Love with Farmer’s Markets

November 25, 2014 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: farmer's markets, local food, farm markets, seasonal food, fall, Winter, local produce

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Fall in Love with Farmer’s Markets

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

Discover a New Hobby with Try-It Days

November 20, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: Try-It Days, Sports Day in Canada, free workshops, community centres, National Jersey Day

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Discover a new hobby with Try-It Days

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

A Dietitian’s Secret to Packing Healthy and Affordable Lunches

November 18, 2014 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: lunches, work lunch, cold lunch, reheat, lunch ideas, easy, affordable

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A Dietitian’s Secret to Packing Healthy and Affordable Lunches

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

Are Functional Fitness Workouts for You?

November 13, 2014 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: CrossFit™, functional fitness, high-intensity, aerobic, resistance training, routine

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Are functional fitness workouts for you?

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

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