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Picky Eating: End the Mayhem at Family Mealtime

March 14, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Picky Eating: End the Mayhem at Family Mealtime

You make a large family meal and your kids only take two bites. You are always on the lookout for go-to meals that everyone can agree on. Sound familiar?

Whether you are dealing with picky eaters, rushed mealtime or other dinner table dilemmas, the good news is that taking control of the dinner hour is within your reach.

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4 Simple (But Rewarding) Ways to Spend Time With Kids on Spring Break

March 10, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Simple, rewarding ways to spend time with kids on Spring Break

A good investment now can bring great prosperity in the future. Sure, this could be true for financial investments. But more importantly, investing time and energy in building strong family relationships will help your kids develop healthy self-esteem, a feeling of connectedness, and create memories that last a lifetime.

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How to Make Your Bike Fit You Better

March 9, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to make your bike fit you better

People ride bikes for various reasons - transport, fun, to be active, and for competition. Although these reasons are all different, they should have one thing in common: riding your bike should be comfortable.

So what can you do if you’re not comfortable on your bike? How do you make it fit you?

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Focus on the Celebration (Not the Green Beer)

March 7, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags:

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Focus on the Celebration (Not the Green Beer)

The low-risk drinking guidelines suggest how to enjoy alcohol in a safer way – in moderation – to lower your health risks of drinking alcohol. They are based on scientific evidence and recommend:

Women have no more than two standard drinks a day most days and no more than 10 in a weekMen have no more than three standard drinks a day most days and no more than 15 in a week + MORE

Add Mini Bursts of Exercise to Your Day for Good Health

March 2, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Doing mini bursts of exercise throughout the day is good for your health

You might have heard the phrase, “sitting is the new smoking” or talk of the sitting disease. Getting up, moving around, and being physically active is a great way to reduce your sitting and achieve the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Now picture this:

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