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November 2016

Gut Microbiota: What is It and Why is It Important

November 29, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Gut Microbiota: What is it and why is it important

WARNING: If you have antimicrobial hand soap in your bathroom, the contents of this blog post might be unsettling.

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What Exercise Intensity is Best for Your Workout?

November 24, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How hard should you be working out?

You probably know aerobic exercise is good for you, at all stages of life. Do you know about the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines? They recommend adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week. Moderate- to vigorous-intensity? What does that mean?

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Passing Healthy Habits on to Grandchildren

November 22, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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The influence of grandparents on grandchildren’s relationships with food

Graduating from parent to grandparent is an exciting and proud experience. You are past the stresses that come with parenting young children and can start to create more casual, celebratory connections with grandkids. Your new role comes with great responsibility too – grandparents have a big influence on little ones.

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Martial Arts: Health Benefits and Different Types

November 17, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: | Tags:

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Types of martial arts and their health benefits

The karate classes I took three times a week during undergrad where a blessing. Not only could I blow off steam after frustrating lab sessions but I got to focus on self-discipline and fitness. Plus it was a great social activity. Martial arts are not always considered physical activity, but let me assure you they are.

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Best Ways to Fight the Flu

November 16, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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How to prevent getting the flu and spreading flu viruses

If you’ve ever had the flu you know its symptoms can sneak up quickly and take the wind right out of your sail. For most people, flu symptoms make you feel tired, achy, weak and feverish. Sometimes ‘cold-like’ symptoms, like sneezing and coughing, are present.

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