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3 Ways to Add Physical Activity to Your Thanksgiving

September 29, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Fun things to do for a happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday. To me, it means spending time with family and friends, eating good food, and having fun over the long weekend. There’s no to pressure buy gifts; instead Thanksgiving is all about being grateful. It’s about giving thanks and can even be about giving back.

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How to Save Money on Veggies and Fruit

September 27, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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How to save money on veggies and fruit

Rising food prices affect everyone and sadly it looks like there is no relief in sight. The Food Institute predicts that the average price of food in Canada will increase by two-four per cent this year, adding up to $345 a year to your household grocery bill. When food prices rise faster than your income, something has to give. Unfortunately, a recent survey of Canadians found that 26 per cent of people cut down their purchases of vegetables and fruit over the past year because of price increases.

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4 Activities for Teens Who Are Not into Team Sports

September 22, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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4 activities for teens who are not into team sports

The teenage years. Remember those? You might be re-experiencing those years in a new light, now, watching your own child grow into a teenager. It’s a time of life full of changes; social, emotional, and physical.

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Ginger and Turmeric: How Do I Use Them and What Are Their Health Benefits?

September 20, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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What are the health benefits of ginger and turmeric? How to cook with these spices?

Ginger and turmeric originate from Asia and are used in Asian cuisine, adding a fragrant flavour to dishes. Ginger offers a sweet and spicy zing to dishes. Turmeric provides a golden yellow colour and a warm and bitter taste with a peppery aroma.  Turmeric is one of the main ingredients in Indian curry. Besides adding a tasty twist to dishes, do these spices have reported health benefits too?

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Nature Kindergarten: What is It and How Does It Benefit Kids?

September 15, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Nature Kindergarten: What is it and how does it benefit kids?

What comes to mind when I remember back to my kindergarten days is little chairs, little sinks and running around with all my little friends. Now imagine what would happen if we got rid of the chairs and sinks, got rid of the classroom altogether, and put kids outside for the whole day. In today’s world, this is actually happening. It’s called the nature kindergarten and it’s fully outside, all day. Let’s have a look at how it works and why it is beneficial.

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