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June 2016

9 Ideas That Will Make You Want to Take a Walk

June 30, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Walk ideas for daily exercise

Odds are you’ve already done some walking today. How many steps do you think you’ve taken? Walking gets you where you need to go, but you may not think it counts as physical activity.

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

June 28, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Healthy breakfast ideas

Eating a healthy breakfast can set your day off on a good path; it can increase alertness, improve your mood and help maintain a healthy weight. While most Canadians eat some sort of breakfast, a national survey showed that if you’re between 18 and 34 years old you are more than twice as likely to skip breakfast. Read these time saving tips for making a balanced morning meal.

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Turn Off the TV and Make Your Own Adventures

June 23, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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What to do other than watch TV

Relaxing after a hard week to an episode (or two, or three, or maybe four) of your favourite TV show, with a first class seat on the couch…sound familiar? A little TV watching is OK, but binge watching episodes of your favourite show for hours on end is not all that healthy.

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The Evolution of Smoke-Free Spaces

June 22, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Smoking | Tags:

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Times have changed when it comes to cigarette smoking in public places.

Imagine walking into work and seeing colleagues smoking at their desks; booking a seat on an airplane or restaurant and being asked “smoking or non?” or seeing an adult smoking in a car, windows barely cracked, with a young child in the backseat. You’d probably be shocked.

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Healthy Foods to Carry on Your Domestic Flight

June 21, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Healthy Foods to Carry on Your Domestic Flight

I love travelling. Flying to a new place to experience the culture, sites and local food is an exciting and fun experience. However, one challenge I face when flying is having healthy foods options that doesn’t blow my budget. So I’ve learned how to pack nutritious and tasty snacks I can carry-on. This helps me save money, keep my energy up and overall make my flight more enjoyable.

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