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We’ll be back on May 31

March 31, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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We’ll be back on May 31

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To ensure strict adherence with the BC Elections Act, as of April 1, 2017, our website and social media accounts will only be used for items that are statutory in nature or necessary for the health and safety of British Columbians.

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Get Your Questions About Fitness Answered by an Expert for Free

March 30, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Answers to questions about fitness and exercise

What would you ask an exercise professional right now if you could? Maybe you’d ask, “how do I know if I’m doing enough exercise?” or, “is it safe to exercise when pregnant?”

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Meeting Nutrition Needs of Vegetarian Teens

March 28, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Meeting Nutrition Needs of Vegetarian Teens

Feeding kids can be exhausting, and just when you think you’re safely out of the picky-eating years, you can find yourself faced with other dietary demands. Insert your newly proclaimed vegetarian teen that looks just like the teen who asked you for hamburgers for dinner yesterday.

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How to Breakthrough a Fitness Plateau in Your Exercise Routine

March 23, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to Breakthrough a Fitness Plateau in Your Exercise Routine

Ever hear of people who don’t seem to get fitter with exercise? You may have even heard the term “non-responders”. Or maybe you’ve talked to someone who reached a fitness or weight loss “plateau” where they no saw longer improvements. Let’s shine a bit of light on these topics.  + MORE

Ketogenic Diet: Is Going Low Carb Healthy?

March 21, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Ketogenic Diet: Is Going Low Carb Healthy?

When it comes to nutrition, it is wise to be cautious of advice that seems too good to be true. An example of this is the hype surrounding the use of very low carbohydrate diets, like the ketogenic diet.

Historically used to treat severe epilepsy, the ketogenic diet is promoted as a way to lose weight; improve brain function; control blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure; reduce inflammation; and the list goes on. + MORE

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