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Top 6 Outdoor Adventure and Camping Blogs

May 14, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Top 6 Outdoor Adventure and Camping Blogs

Growing up I was fortunate that our family would go camping several times each summer. It was nothing fancy; we’d set-up camp at provincial parks and entertain ourselves with beach activities, berry picking, and some hiking. Sure, we got dirty and got one too many mosquito bites, but the memories of spending time together as a family and having lots of fun were worth it!

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Parenting and Alcohol Use

May 13, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags:

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Parenting and Alcohol Use

When it comes to using alcohol, demonstrating healthy attitudes towards alcohol by drinking in moderation and in low risk ways inside the home can ensure your children get proper care. This can also help them develop healthier relationships with alcohol later in life.

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Put Healthy Choices in the Spotlight

May 12, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Put Healthy Choices in the Spotlight

The psychology of eating shows us that we’re naturally inclined to eat and drink the foods and beverages most easily available to us. We also tend to finish the amount offered even if we aren’t hungry. In other words what we see, we eat. We can use this tendency to our advantage by keeping the healthy food and drinks we want more of top of mind.

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Why Exercise Makes You Feel Good

May 8, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Why Exercise Makes You Feel Good

Imagine this: you’ve just finished your Tuesday night rec. league soccer match. You’re high-fiving your teammates and everyone is exhausted and sweaty, but no one cares because you’re all feeling great. Where does that great feeling come from?

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Resilience: Bouncing Back in Difficult Times

May 6, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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Resilience: Bouncing Back in Difficult Times

It’s not easy overcoming challenges that life brings your way. A big part of how you’re able to cope comes from your resilience - your ability to cope with challenges, deal with difficult feelings, and “bounce back” after a tough situation or difficult time. It’s also the ability to adapt to difficult circumstances that you can’t change, and keep on thriving. + MORE

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