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Top 12 Health Topics of 2016

December 22, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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Top 12 Health Topics of 2016

A lot happened this year. There have been ups and downs, go-time and downtime, sunny days and snowy days. In today’s world there’s more information available at our finger tips, instantly, than ever before. New stories and ideas fill our news feeds and inboxes every day. Information about health is no exception; there is always new research emerging. Health trends and claims are constantly changing.

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Holiday Recipes Starring Fruit and Veggies

December 20, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Meatless holiday recipes

There are so many unique and heart-warming ways people from all backgrounds come together this time of year. No matter your traditions, one common thing we share when it comes to celebrations is food; gathering with friends and family to savour a meal.

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Leading a Healthy Lifestyle is Simple and Key for Health

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

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A healthy lifestyle can be simple and it’s key for good health

It’s a fact, eating right and staying active is key for health. We all know someone we consider “healthy.” Be it a family member who’s always cooking nutritious meals, a co-worker who goes to the gym during their lunch, or perhaps an old version of you! Even I have colleagues and friends who I look up to for their healthy lifestyle behaviours.

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Healthier Holiday Desserts Using 3 Ingredients

December 13, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Easy healthy desserts for the holidays

During the holiday season, your calendar is likely jam-packed with activities, festivities and parties. Potlucks with decadent treats are a common way to celebrate. There are ways you can enjoy divine desserts while pairing pleasure and health. It starts with three simple ingredients, fruit, nuts and dark chocolate.  + MORE

Tobogganing: The Only Time Your Exercise Routine Can Slide

December 8, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Tobogganing can be exercise for the whole family

I have fond memories from childhood of Saturday winter mornings. After cartoons, my whole family would get our snowsuits on and we’d head over to the local town hill for a few hours’ tobogganing. No fancy gimmicks for us, just a few crazy carpets and the trusty family toboggan. It’s fair to say my siblings and I were pretty tired after a morning of sliding down the hill then walking back up only to slide down again. And again. And again. We burned a lot of energy which, I imagine, really helped my mother enjoy some more leisurely afternoons.

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