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Find Fitness With Orienteering and Geocaching

February 4, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Find Fitness With Orienteering and Geocaching

Exploring the great outdoors while exercising is the perfect combination of my two passions. I’ve always liked backpacking, doing long bike rides, and fishing remote rivers; all three are great physical activities and are ways I break up the workweek with adventure. I first heard about orienteering during high school and geocaching when GPS became more mainstream. I’ve since tried both as an adult for fun and to hone my navigation skills.

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An Easy Way to Plan for Healthy Active Retirement

February 3, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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When do you really enjoy planning?

I love planning travel – looking up new places, reading reviews of where to go and what to do or finding the best deals on flights. Sometimes making the plans and the excitement of anticipation is as enjoyable as taking the trip.

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Tend a Garden, Save on Groceries

February 2, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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How to garden to save money on groceries

Chances are you’ve heard people talking about the price of cauliflower lately. While not usually the subject of news reports, rising food prices have been getting attention. Whether the result of; droughts in distant growing regions or the falling value of the Canadian dollar, rising food prices are being felt by families all across the province.

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Stroke and Physical Activity Q&A

January 28, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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I’ve previously written about the benefits of physical activity on high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Today, let’s look at the benefits of physical activity after a stroke.

A stroke happens when blood vessels to the brain are blocked or break. This is a medical emergency so knowing the signs and symptoms and acting quickly are key.

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5 Essential Steps to Build Your Child’s Confidence

January 27, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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We all want the best for our children, which includes positive self-esteem and confidence. When children see themselves in a positive light and feel good about their abilities, they are more prepared for situations they’ll face in the real world. The conversations and early interactions you have with kids help foster their confidence. If your child is confident, he’s more likely to be assertive, positive, engaged, enthusiastic and persistent. While each child is different, here are some things you can do to help:

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