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Quick Tips for Spin Class First-timers

November 26, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Quick Tips for Spin Class First-timers

Many recreation centres, private studios, and even some bike shops offer spin classes. Spinning is a good way to keep your heart and legs fit over the winter in a fun, group atmosphere. Having done a few spin classes myself, let me tell you what it’s all about.

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Get the Facts on Processed Meat and Cancer

November 24, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Get the Facts on Processed Meat and Cancer

If you and your family love eating hot dogs, sausages, bacon, ham and cold cuts, you may have been troubled by the mass media coverage following a new study, which found that eating these types of processed meats causes colorectal cancer. On top of that, red meat was identified as a probable cause of colorectal cancer. The risk of cancer appears to increase with the amount of red and processed meat you eat. What does this all mean? Let’s break it down.

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How Not to Be Afraid to Try a New Sport

November 19, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How Not to Be Afraid to Try a New Sport

How many times have you started a sentence with, “I’ve always wanted to…” or, “I wish I had learned to…”? If you had to finish that sentence now, what would you say?

The beauty of physical activity is that it can be done at any age and you are never too old to start. But you might feel intimidated to start a new sport, activity or even to visit the gym (anyone heard of gymtimidation?).

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Alcohol: 5 Small Changes for Big Health Benefits

November 18, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags:

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Alcohol: 5 Small Changes for Big Health Benefits

Is drinking alcohol a part of your social life? Would you say you often drink more than Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines? Little changes – so little you won’t even notice them – can go a long way in having a positive impact on your health. Whether you have a drink or two during special occasions or you drink a little more frequently, these tips can help you make small changes without completely overhauling your lifestyle.

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Supper Time Survival Tips for Parents

November 17, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Supper Time Survival Tips for Parents

Getting healthy and tasty dinners on the table during the work week can sometimes be a grind. Hungry kids are often cranky and impatient, so the pressure is on to get food on the table as soon as you get home.

With a few steps in the right direction you may find yourself eating more nutritious and balanced meals, while saving money by eating out less often. Check out these parent survival tips to help ease suppertime anxiety.

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