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What to Do About Halloween Candy

October 31, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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What to Do About Halloween Candy

It’s Halloween! Are you saying Boo! or Booooooooooo?

Like many health-conscious parents, I find Halloween to be a bit cringe-worthy. But I also see how excited my kids get about dressing up and heading out with their friends to go trick-or-treating. Halloween and its candy are part of our culture, so rather than fight it, I try to make the most of it.

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Is Jumping Rope Good Exercise?

October 26, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Is Jumping Rope Good Exercise?

Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest. A glass of cold water when you’re thirsty or a big hug when you’re feeling down. In terms of being active, the humble skipping rope is often overlooked, even though it’s a cost-effective and fun way to be physically activity.

Let’s “skip” right along to the benefits that the skipping rope can bring you.

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Where to Find Help for Safer Infant Sleep

October 24, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Safe sleep for baby resources

We’re not sure who came up with the expression, ‘sleep like a baby’, but we’re pretty sure it wasn’t the parent of a newborn.

Babies can fuss when you put them to bed, they can wake up often in the night, and they can cry more than you ever imagined. Sadly, a small number of babies die in their sleep unexpectedly or accidentally. The sleeping arrangements you choose are very important for giving your baby the safest sleep possible day and night. Your health care professional is ready to help!

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Sharing a Bed with Your Baby: Is It Safe?

October 18, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Is it safe to share a bed with your baby?

Sharing a bed with your baby can be risky but there are things that can be done to make sure it is as safe as possible.

If you think you might ever share a bed, or even if you don’t plan to, here are some questions to ask yourself to make sure your bed is as safe as possible for your baby:

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