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How to Find Motivation to Exercise Regularly

June 16, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to Find Motivation to Exercise Regularly

Motivation plays a major role in many aspects of life; work, home, family, friendships, health and well-being...In each of these parts of life, you may have a few different motives for doing what you do.

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Sports Drinks: Do You or Your Kids Need Them?

June 14, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Do you or your kids need sports drinks?

Sports drinks are popular. You see them in convenience stores, fast food chains, and grocery stores alongside pop, vitamin-enhanced waters, and other sugary drinks. Many people think these drinks are healthy. They’re called “sports drinks” so they must be good for active people, right? Not necessarily.

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The Differences Between Yoga Styles

June 9, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Different types of yoga

Truth be told, yoga is a physical activity I didn’t know much about. So, I decided to try a drop-in class. I was surprised to see how many types there are! Not knowing which kind of yoga was right for me I did some research.

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6 Ways to Connect With an Older Person and Prevent Ageism

June 8, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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How to help stop elder abuse and ageism

Earlier this year, a 33-year-old actress disguised herself as Doris, a 90-year-old woman, and went shopping. She said she had never felt so alone. Doris was ignored by passers-by and felt invisible on the streets, in stores and in cafés. Fellow shoppers impatiently rolled their eyes at her when she struggled with her wallet and, when she was acknowledged, people spoke to her condescendingly as if she were a child. She found the experience lonely, humiliating, sad and frightening and couldn’t wait to remove her make-up and return to her 33-year-old self again.

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Key Nutrients for Older Adults

June 7, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Key nutrients for older adults and seniors

People experience different changes with their bodies as they age, but one thing you’ll all want to be aware of is that nutrient absorption slows down. This means that in order to stay healthy later in life your nutrition needs will change. Nutrients like, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin B12 and fibre become especially important for older adults. Read on to learn why they’re so important, how much you need, whether to use a supplement and which food sources are the best choice.

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