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October 2016

Prevent Falls in Your Lifetime: Choose Your Own Adventure

November 1, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: | Tags:

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Choose your own adventure, will you prevent a fall?

Some things in life aren’t under your control; some things in life are due to ‘chance’. But many risk factors important to the prevention of serious falls and fall-related injuries, which result in hospital stays, surgery and mobility limitations, are under your influence.

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How to Choose a Fitness Instructor

October 27, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to Choose a Fitness Instructor

Picture this: you’ve never tried yoga but you decide to sign up for a class. There are a number of studios in your area to choose from. You have some concerns as you injured your knee a few months ago. How do you know what studio and teacher will be right for you?

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Tips for Your First Time at the Gym

October 20, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Tips for first time gym goers

My first time going the gym was when I was in university. Some friends in residence invited me to go lift weights with them. I was lucky; they showed me how to get my membership, where to get towels, and various weightlifting techniques. Hopefully you’re also fortunate to have a friend or family member who can show you the ropes but just in case, here’re some tips.

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Cooking with Oats

October 18, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Oats nutrition and how to cook oats

Cooked oatmeal with fruit, oatmeal cookies, oatmeal pancakes and even overnight oats may be some recipes that come to mind when you think of oats, but have you considered using this whole grain in a savory dish?

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Fall and Winter Hiking Safety Tips

October 13, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Fall and winter hiking gear and safety tips

Hiking is an excellent aerobic activity that can be done year round. Fall hiking offers stunning shades of orange, yellow and red coloured leaves, cooler temperatures, and fewer bugs. In winter hiking, it’s fun to spot wildlife footprints on snow and the sun’s reflection off snowy pines is breathtaking. Hiking is a fantastic way to exceed the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week. It helps with balance, plus it’s a great way to connect with nature.

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