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Canada’s Food Guide: What Changes to Expect

January 23, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Canada food guide changes

There has been a lot of media buzz around the upcoming changes to Canada’s Food Guide, but some of the information floating around isn’t quite right. Here’s a summary of what you need to know.

Why is the Food Guide being updated? 

Canada’s Food Guide was first released in 1942 to let people know the minimum amounts of foods they needed to eat to help protect them from nutritional deficiencies during war time and rations. + MORE

Is 10,000 Steps a Day Enough?

January 18, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Is 10,000 Steps a Day Enough?

Counting steps is easier than ever. We have access to pedometers, smart phone apps, and fitness trackers to help us stay on track.

For a lot of us, hitting that 10,000 step mark is a badge of pride! Yup, you’ve had an active day, so pat yourself on the back. But, is 10,000 steps all the activity you need to achieve health benefits?

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Winter Soups and Stews

January 16, 2018 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags:

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Winter Soups and Stews

We’ve passed winter solstice and the start of the new year. Now I’m looking forward to longer days!

In the meantime, and to help me appreciate the seasons, I enjoy soups and stews to warm me up and feel cozy.

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Can Exercise Help Before Surgery?

January 11, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Can exercise help before surgery?

Fitness goes a long way; people who are active typically live longer, have better quality of life and do not get sick (i.e., get a cold) or develop chronic health conditions as often as those who are inactive. However, no matter how active you are, you may need surgery at some point in life and then rehab to get back to a normal routine afterwards.

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Answers to Questions about Perinatal Anxiety

January 10, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Answers to Questions about Perinatal Anxiety

Whether you are a new parent experiencing perinatal anxiety, a partner to someone who is, a friend, or a family member, know that you are not alone. These conditions are very common.

Having information about what you might be experiencing and knowing where to get support can help.

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