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April 2015

Rock Your Cycling Look as a “Roll” Model

April 30, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: cycling, bicycle, helmet, kids, Safe Kids Week, road safety

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  Rock Your Cycling Look as a “Roll” Model

Spring is here and it’s time for the whole family to get out cycling again. Think about the fun you’ll have– a ride to the park for a picnic is just the start. When you get the bicycles tuned up, don’t forget the other equipment: helmets for every member of your family.

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Get the Juice on Juicing

April 28, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: juice, juicing, sugar, vitamins, minerals, Fibre, pulp, Detox

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Get the Juice on Juicing

Juicing vegetables and fruit is often advertised as being healthy. While 100% vegetable or fruit juice can be part of a healthy and balanced diet, it is possible to get too much of a good thing. Let’s discuss some of these juicy health claims. + MORE

Hypertension and Physical Activity Q&A

April 23, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: hypertension, high blood pressure, aerobic, jogging, Swimming, resistance training

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Hypertension and Physical Activity Q&A

The term “exercise is medicine” is being used more and more. This idea is all about using physical activity to prevent and manage chronic health conditions. In my role at the Physical Activity Line (PAL), I talk to a lot of people who have questions about being active with health conditions. To answer these types of questions, I’ll be writing a series of Q&A style blogs on some of the main topics people call PAL about. Today’s post focuses on exercise and hypertension. + MORE

Soy, Should You Eat It?

April 21, 2015 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: soy, soybeans, tofu, edamame, tempeh, meatless, meat and alternatives

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Soy, Should You Eat It?

Soy foods have become increasingly popular. Most grocery stores feature a variety of soy foods and beverages, ranging from traditional tofu and soy beverage to a growing selection of plant-based meat alternatives like veggie “hot dogs” and veggie “ground meat”. What do these soy-based foods do for our health?

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Changing Physical Activity Habits

April 16, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: motivate, motivation, decision balance, benefits, costs, barriers, support

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Changing Physical Activity Habits

There are a lot of motivating reasons to be physically active. For me, it’s a time I spend with friends who share similar interests, the feeling of increasing my fitness level, and it allows me that mental break from the day.  + MORE

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