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Embrace Beautiful BC this Long Weekend

July 31, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: outdoors, recreation, get moving!

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BC long weekend, getting outdoors, being active

The B.C. Day long weekend is upon us and this is the perfect time to get outdoors and celebrate the beauty that our province has to offer.

Did you know that B.C. is the most active province in the country? One of the reasons is that there are so many accessible activity opportunities at our doorstep. 

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Quick Steamed Fish Fillets with Potatoes and Asparagus

July 29, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: fish, Dinner, low sodium

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Quick Steamed Fish Fillets with Potatoes and Asparagus

Summer in BC means fresh and local ingredients. Your local market or grocery store likely has fresh salmon or other fresh options being delivered every day or two. Take advantage of this healthy, nutritious protein and try this recipe.  The entire meal is prepared in a steamer and ready in 15 minutes.

Makes 2 servings

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Let’s Dive into Water Activities

July 24, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: water, water sports, swim, kayak, SUP, stand-up paddle boarding, safety

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BC is a water lover’s paradise, from Lake Okanagan to Williston Lake to the Pacific Ocean; we have more than enough water to keep cool and entertained this summer. Given warmer temperatures, being active and having fun in and on the water becomes an attractive option, so grab your swimsuit, put on your sunscreen, and have a look at these three popular water based activities!

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Keeping Fit for Busy Moms

July 16, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: children, physical activity

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Keeping Fit for Busy Moms

Whether you’re a new parent or parent of a toddler, a parent of one, or a parent of multiple kids, it’s important to find time for yourself in these BUSY and EXHAUSTING days. 

Parenting a young child can bring on a variety of emotions and challenges, some good and some difficult, and the potential for a parent’s health to deteriorate because of these stressors is high. Physical activity is a great stress reliever and it helps our bodies to keep up with our busy lives. 

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Smooth Operator

July 11, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: healthy, eating, fruit, berries

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Smooth Operator

There has never been more choice when it comes to picking a beverage, and while the popularity of many come and go, the smoothie seems to be here to stay. As we head into summer looking for a refreshing drink to help keep us hydrated, or something we can quickly make or buy and head to the beach, there are a few smoothie-choosing tips to keep in mind.

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