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A Look at the Importance of Clean Air

May 29, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Smoking | Tags:

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A Look at the Importance of Clean Air

The whole world will celebrate World No Tobacco Day on May 31. Here in British Columbia, we have something exciting of our own to celebrate. The Capital Regional District recently joined other jurisdictions on Vancouver Island, throughout British Columbia and across Canada in expanding the ban on tobacco smoking.

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“Tri” a Triathlon! The Basics

May 28, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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“Tri” a Triathlon! The Basics

If you like to swim, bike and run, triathlon might be a sport worth “tri”-ing. Below you’ll find what you need to know about triathlon participation. If you're ready to start training, click here. + MORE

Tips and Tricks for Choosing Tasty Fresh Fruit

May 26, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Tips and Tricks for Choosing Tasty Fresh Fruit

Do you know how to pick the best tasting fresh fruit? The produce section of the grocery store can be a bit overwhelming with all the colours, textures, and smells. But, it’s worth learning how to pick the best of the bunch. Time to awaken your senses! Get ready for some hands-on work as you enter the produce section of your local grocery store. This short guide will help you to pick the tastiest fruit all year long. + MORE

Unleash Your Inner Dragon This Summer

May 21, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Unleash Your Inner Dragon This Summer

While running along the waterfront this morning, a team of paddlers on a long narrow boat was cutting through the water as the fog was rising; what a sight! It turns out this was a dragon boat team in-training. Here’s a few of the many physical activity benefits of dragon boating: + MORE

Introducing Foods Earlier in Life May Help Prevent Food Allergies

May 19, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Introducing Foods Earlier in Life May Help Prevent Food Allergies

Did you know that approximately 6 per cent of babies develop food allergies? Allergic conditions tend to run in families. Babies with a parent or sibling with eczema, asthma, hay fever or food allergies are at increased risk of developing food allergies. Understandably, many parents want to take steps to reduce their own baby’s risk. + MORE

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