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Muscle Cramps and Working Out

February 25, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Muscle Cramps and Working Out

Imagine you’re on a long bike ride, your longest distance ever, and you’re almost home but there’s one last hill to climb. You put your head down, churn the gears and suddenly your calf muscle contracts forcefully and painfully; and you have a cramp!

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Should I Avoid the “Dirty Dozen” Vegetables and Fruit?

February 23, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Should I Avoid the “Dirty Dozen” Vegetables and Fruit?

The Environmental Working Group’s yearly list of the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen vegetables and fruit have helped raise awareness about pesticide residues on produce purchased in the United States. But what, if anything, does this mean for Canadian shoppers when it comes to choosing fruit and veggies?

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A Guide to Obstacle Course Racing

February 18, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to train and prepare for obstacle course races.

Have your friends been participating in events like Tougher Mudder™, Spartan Race™, or Mudderella™? A few of mine have. Obstacle course races have been rising in popularity. They bring an exciting (and sometimes strange) way to challenge your body and mind.

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Tips to Keep You and Your Children Safe Online

February 16, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Tips to Keep You and Your Children Safe Online

When browsing the web, it’s important to question the “facts”. Media can be informing, entertaining and persuasive, but that doesn’t always mean the information is trustworthy. We often logon in search of quick answers to health related questions. When was the last time you questioned the source?

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Water Exercises for Sports Injuries and Arthritis

February 11, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Water exercises for sports injuries and arthritis

Being active in a pool opens up a whole different world. There’s the sensation of water on your skin, the buoyancy makes you float, everything happens at slower speeds, and you’re exercising in a safe, supervised setting.

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