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Living our Best Lives: 5 Tips to support an older loved one’s health and well-being

June 12, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Living our Best Lives: 5 Tips to support an older loved one’s health and well-being

Here in British Columbia our life expectancy is the highest in Canada, and among the best in the world! While that’s great news, we also need to think about how we can add life to years, not just years to life.

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How to Ride Your Bike to Work or School this Spring!

May 29, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to ride your bike to work or school this spring

We are officially into spring. The birds are singing, you might have worn shorts once or twice, and maybe even mowed your lawn. You know what is another great spring activity? Bike riding! If you have thought about biking to work, why not try it this week?  From May 28th to June 3rd, 2018, workers, students and school kids will be participating in Bike to Work Week, and so can you.

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Choose Your Activity, Prevent Injury, Stay Active and Safe, and Have Fun!

May 15, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Choose your activity, prevent injury, stay active and safe, and have fun!

Summer is coming, temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer. How do you stay active?

Maybe you play a team sport, such as soccer or football. Or perhaps you like to go for a jog in the park, go kayaking on the lake, or play squash at your local community centre.

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Protein for Strength Training

May 1, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity, Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Protein for strength training

I’m turning ‘mumble- mumble’ years old this summer.  I eat well and walk, snowshoe and hike regularly, but I’ve lost some muscle over the last few years. My goal is to get stronger, so I decided to look into the research to see what helps build muscle.

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What is Overtraining and How to Avoid It

March 29, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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What is Overtraining and How to Avoid It

Have you ever heard the term “everything in moderation”? It can apply to many aspects of life, and can also differ from one person to another.

In terms of physical activity, generally speaking, the more the better. However, it is very important to balance activity with enough rest. For some people, when their activity levels are not paired with enough rest, it can result in what’s known as overtraining.

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