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SMART New Year’s Resolutions Help Kids Succeed

December 27, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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SMART New Year’s Resolutions Help Kids Succeed

The transition from one year to the next provides a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the year gone by, and set goals for the year that is coming. For kids, reflecting on all the things they have learned to do independently or improved on can set the stage for talking about what they want to achieve in the New Year.

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Top Physical Activity Topics of 2017

December 21, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Top Physical Activity Topics of 2017

Wow, another year has almost already passed! Time certainly flies when you are busy and having fun.

What health information were you interested in this year? We like to do a little recap every year to highlight some of our most popular physical activity blogs. So without keeping you waiting, here’s what our readers were most interested in this year.

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Healthy Eating Highlights of 2017

December 20, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Healthy Eating Highlights of 2017

The end of the year often brings with it a time of reflection. During 2017, we at HealthyFamilies BC tried to cover a broad range of food and nutrition topics to support you and your family to eat healthy. The number of visits to our blog posts tell us that many people were curious about diet trends like the Ketogenic diet and “clean eating.” + MORE

Stay Connected: Family, Community and Mental Health for Seniors

December 19, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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Stay connected: family, community and mental health for seniors

One secret of aging well is to stay connected with family, friends and community. Share your time, life-experience, wisdom and humour with younger generations, and stay healthy, happy and engaged.

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Using Recreation Centres to Stay Active

December 14, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Using recreation centres to stay active

Resources I often recommend at Physical Activity Services are local recreation centres. Most likely your town or city has a recreation department. Bigger towns may have a dedicated aquatic centre, arena, and community centre, while smaller towns may have an all-purpose centre. These centres offer communities a place to be active, socialize and even learn something new. They are a resource that can support your family’s healthy lifestyle without blowing your budget.

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