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Sleep: What’s Enough & Why It’s Important

November 6, 2018 by Zainisha Vasanji, Ph.D., CSEP-CEP | Posted in: General Information, Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Sleep: What’s Enough & Why It’s Important

Daylight Saving Time officially ended at 2:00 am this past Sunday. Despite gaining an extra hour of sleep, you may not feel more rested. “Falling back” may seem great but that 1-hour change in time can disrupt our sleep, specifically our sleep-wake cycle, for up to a week. During that period, people may wake-up earlier (at pre-change wake-up times), have trouble falling asleep and wake up through the night. Short sleepers (less than 7.5 hours per night) and morning types may have the most trouble adjusting to the autumn time change. Resetting and maintaining our sleep-wake cycle is important as sleep provides numerous health benefits. Before learning what these are, have a look at what a healthy amount of sleep is.

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Wildfires, Drinking Water and You!

July 19, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Featured | Tags:

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Wildfires, Drinking Water and You!

Are you concerned about your drinking water during and/or after a wild fire? Living in beautiful British Columbia means we may have to live through wildfires, and we hope this post will shed a little light on the subject and by the end you’ll feel confident knowing how to protect you and your family from the impacts of wildfires and waterborne illnesses.

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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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The Health Benefits of Volunteering

November 30, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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The health benefits of volunteering

For many of us, the act of giving brings satisfaction and reward. One thing you can give that is always appreciated is your time, and one way to do that is through volunteering.

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A Healthy Lifestyle for Diabetes Prevention

November 16, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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A Healthy Lifestyle for Diabetes Prevention

Whether you have a family history of diabetes, have pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, there are actions you can take to reduce your risk.

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