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Top 12 Health Topics of 2016

December 22, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC

Top 12 Health Topics of 2016

A lot happened this year. There have been ups and downs, go-time and downtime, sunny days and snowy days. In today’s world there’s more information available at our finger tips, instantly, than ever before. New stories and ideas fill our news feeds and inboxes every day. Information about health is no exception; there is always new research emerging. Health trends and claims are constantly changing.

If you follow our blog you’ll know that we, at Healthy Families BC, strive to bring you evidence-based information about health topics that matter to help you separate fact from fiction. Before stepping into a fresh new year, join us in taking a quick look back at 2016.

From fitness apps and games (Pokemon GO anyone?) to trendy new foods, here were our most popular posts about 2016 health fads:

1.    Kombucha
2.    Wearable fitness technology  
3.    Breakfast in a jar (Mason Jar Museli)

When it came to finding answers to health questions, our readers were most interested in learning:

4.    What does a balanced meal really look like?
5.    Does physical activity contribute to mental wellbeing?
6.    What age should kids focus on a single sport?

It’s no surprise that in today’s busy world people are looking for ways to juggle jam-packed schedules with healthy living. Here are our top posts that offer solutions:

7.    Healthy breakfast ideas for busy mornings
8.    Easy healthy dinners for busy school nights
9.    Sunrise to sunset: here’s what an active day can look like

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle however, one thing that hasn’t changed is the love and need to be outdoors. Throughout the year readers looked for ways to get the most out of their time in nature:

10.    Meal ideas for camping
11.    Tend a garden, save on groceries
12.    9 ideas that will make you want to take a walk

When we reflect on 2016, we think about change – transformation from one thing to something new. Change can be an up-hill journey. But it can also be enriching and bring positive results. With that in mind as you look forward to a new year, consider:

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

Education, interest and motivation are key in making positive changes. Enter the Carrot Rewards app – a loyalty program that’s already encouraging British Columbians to make healthy living changes.

From all of us at Healthy Families BC, happy holidays and all the very best for the New Year! Thank you so much for stopping by our site. Tell us in the comments below or connect with us on Twitter or Facebook to tell us what health topics or questions you’d like our experts to write about in 2017.

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