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March 2016

Reasons to Try Canoeing and Kayaking

March 17, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Kayaking and canoeing are good ways to get exercise while enjoying the outdoors.

Not very long ago, travelling by canoes and kayaks on rivers, lakes, and oceans was commonplace. Now that transportation by motor vehicles and public transit is the norm, canoeing and kayaking are mostly leisure activities. But boy oh boy, I do like them and all of their health benefits (and fun)!

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Dietitian: What’s in a Name?

March 15, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Registered Dietitians - Nutrition Month 2016

March is Nutrition Month and a great time to highlight registered dietitians as a trusted source of nutrition information and advice.  While anyone can (and often does) provide food and nutrition advice, dietitians are the only nutrition professionals regulated by the Health Professions Act and registered with a provincial regulatory college.

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3 Ways to Break the Spring Break Routine

March 11, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Keep kids active and healthy over spring break with this advice

It’s easy to fall into a routine of increased TV, computer time, lounging and eating whatever is in reach when your kids are on spring break. But, with a little planning you can help your kids limit screen time, get outdoors, and eat healthy snacks over the break.

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What are Motor Skills and Why do They Matter?

March 10, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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What are Motor Skills and Why do They Matter?

Ever hear the saying: “oh you’ll pick it up again it’s just like riding a bike?” Believe it or not, there’s actually some truth behind that!

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Mason Jar Muesli Recipes and More!

March 8, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Mason Jar Muesli Recipes and More!

If you like your breakfast to be quick, homemade, portable, low cost, delicious, eye catching and good for you then read on. The breakfast in a mason jar food trend (#breakfastjar, anyone?) is breathing new life into the centuries old meal idea of muesli.

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