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Answers to Four Common Nutty Questions

March 31, 2015 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: nuts, roasting, baking, store, fridge, freezer, nut milks, plant based proteins, meat and alternatives

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Answers to Four Common Nutty Questions

How’s your nut knowledge? At Healthlink BC, my registered dietitian colleagues and I have been getting a lot of questions about nuts. Here are answers to four common nutty questions.

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Public Transit Keeps You Moving More Than You Think

March 26, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: public transit, cycling, commuting, public transport, park and ride, travelling, sitting disease

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Public Transit Keeps You Moving More Than You Think

Public transportation has many benefits. You don’t have to worry about parking, you save money on gas, and someone else does the driving for you. But did you know that travelling by bus (either partway or the whole way) can have positive impacts on your health? Studies (like this one) show that taking transit improves your physical activity level. + MORE

Grow Your Own Veggies and Herbs

March 24, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: garden, grow, growing food, plant, planting, herbs, farm

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Grow Your Own Veggies and Herbs

My great-grandfather planted a fruit tree each time he moved into a new home to provide for future generations of the family. I love this idea and living in an apartment hasn’t stopped me from carrying on the family tradition of growing food at home. Instead of a fruit tree, I have vegetables and herbs in containers on my balcony. + MORE

3 Tips to Moving Your Indoor Workout Outside

March 19, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: spring, summer, outdoors, wind, impact, running, cycling, indoor workout

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3 Tips to Moving Your Indoor Workout Outside

Many of us use fitness classes or indoor exercise equipment (like treadmills) over the winter months to keep our energy levels up and to keep fit. With spring starting to roll in, the sunshine and fresh air make being active outdoors much more enjoyable. + MORE

Veggie and Fruit Rainbow for St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2015 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: St. Patrick's Day, March 17, leprechaun, pot of gold, rainbow

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Veggie and Fruit Rainbow for St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 to honor Irish culture and history. You may or may not know much about Irish culture, but chances are good that you’ve heard of the famous Irish fairy, the leprechaun who hides his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. + MORE

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