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November 2016

Get Ready for Ski and Snowboard Season

November 10, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: | Tags:

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Get ready for ski and snowboard season

Can you believe we are already mid-way through fall? Next thing you know snow will be falling – in some parts of BC it’s already started! Time to hit the slopes. Whether skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing, slope sports are a blast, a great way to stay active and challenge yourself. Here are a few ways to have fun, stay safe and keep things from going “downhill” this winter:

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Apple Cider Vinegar

November 8, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: | Tags:

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is typically used as an ingredient in salad dressings, but it’s also touted as a natural remedy. It’s been claimed to help with weight loss, dandruff, constipation, and in the management of conditions such as diabetes and cancer. But, is there scientific evidence to support these health claims and is drinking apple cider vinegar safe?

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Common Knee Injuries and How to Prevent Them

November 3, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: | Tags:

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Common Knee Injuries and How to Prevent Them




Knee injuries are unfortunately pretty common. You might know someone that’s suffered knee pain, or it may even happen to you at some point. Why are knee injuries so common? What can you do to protect your knees?

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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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