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Run or Walk Programs for Better Health

January 29, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: run, running, walk, walking, training, race, marathon, 10 km, 5 km, training programs

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Run or Walk Programs for Better Health

The idea of starting a new physical fitness program may make you feel anxious. Whether your goal is to complete a 10 km run or walk event this spring; to improve your race time from an event you ran last year; or simply to become more active, a training program can be a great guide and motivator.

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Your Guide to Sugars - Part 2

January 28, 2015 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: sugar, honey, maple syrup, molasses, corn syrup, icing sugar, fructose, glucose, nutrition fact table, ingredients

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Your Guide to Sugars - Part 2

Your guide to sugars continued…In my last post, I discussed natural versus added sugar and whether some sugars are healthier than others. In this Part 2 post, I've outlined the different types of sugars found on ingredients lists of packaged food. You’ll also learn a bit about where each sugar comes from and how they’re used.

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Your Guide to Sugars - Part 1

January 27, 2015 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: sugar, Sugary drinks, ingredients, sugar substitutes, natural sugars, sweets

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Your Guide to Sugars - Part 1

On your next visit to the grocery store, notice the different types of sugar. There are a lot. But what are the differences between them? Is one healthier? Here’s a guide to help answer some of your questions about sugar.

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Find the Workout Shoe that Works for You

January 22, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: shoes, workout shoes, footwear, fitness footwear, support, walk, run, sales

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Find the workout show that works for you

A sound base is the foundation of any good house. Similarly, proper footwear sets a sturdy base from your feet up. That’s why I like to say that good shoes are not a luxury but a necessity. + MORE

Taste Training: Raising Healthy Eaters

January 20, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: taste training, children, child, kids, children eating, eating habits, learn healthy eating

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Taste Training: Raising Healthy Eaters

“Taste training” is about learning healthy eating as a life skill. The term has been gaining in popularity, but it is far from a new trend for parents seeking to teach their kids to enjoy healthy foods. Taste training is rooted in tried and true recommendations to support children to embrace a variety of healthy foods. + MORE

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