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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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What is Kombucha Tea and is It Good for You?

January 26, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Kombucha tea has been getting a lot of attention these days and has been praised as an elixir that can cure and treat an array of health conditions. Its origins can be traced back to ancient China where this ‘super-tonic’ was believed to have detoxifying and energizing powers. Are these claims true…? + MORE

There is No Magic Quick Fix to Fitness

January 21, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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There is no magic quick fix to fitness.

If you are like me, your day is probably full of ‘ta-da!’ moments. My lunch is warmed up in minutes in the microwave, Twitter gives me real time world news, and I pay bills online without going to the bank. It’s like magic!

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