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The Health Benefits of Volunteering

November 30, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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The health benefits of volunteering

For many of us, the act of giving brings satisfaction and reward. One thing you can give that is always appreciated is your time, and one way to do that is through volunteering.

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Physical Activity Advice for New Moms

November 23, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Physical Activity Advice for New Moms

As a new parent, your world may seem to revolve around caring for your baby, but taking time for physical activity is an important way to care for yourself too. Remember that by taking care of yourself, you are also taking care of your baby.

After a normal vaginal birth, most physical activities can be started again as soon as you are comfortable. Start slowly, and then gradually build up the length of physical activity.

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A Healthy Lifestyle for Diabetes Prevention

November 16, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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A Healthy Lifestyle for Diabetes Prevention

Whether you have a family history of diabetes, have pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, there are actions you can take to reduce your risk.

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How to Avoid the Flu

November 14, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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How to avoid the flu

It pays to be aware of the serious consequences of getting the flu, especially if you or your family members are particularly vulnerable to the flu’s worst symptoms. There are many ways to protect yourself and others. Here are points to keep in mind for a healthy fall and winter.

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Prevent Falls in Your Lifetime

November 7, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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Chutes and Ladders: Will you prevent a future fall?

What's your 50 year plan for keeping yourself from falling and seriously injuring yourself or losing your independence as you age? Chances are you may not be thinking that far ahead. That’s okay! While life and health can have unpredictable elements, the choices you make today (and tomorrow, and the day after…) can influence your health, mobility and independence in the future.

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