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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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Active Recovery: How to Recover After Hard Workouts

March 15, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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How to recover after hard workouts

When it comes to physical activity, you put in the effort. You work out at a moderate to vigorous intensity, getting your breathing rate up and your sweat on to maintain stamina and a strong heart. You also lift weights a few times per week until your muscles feel tired to keep your bones strong and to maintain your muscle strength. + MORE

Fundamental Movement Skills in Early Childhood

March 8, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Fundamental Movement Skills in Early Childhood

Every parent wants to set up their child for long term success. Part of this includes helping them learn from books and games. Another important area to focus children’s learning is on fundamental movement skills.

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