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Keeping Fit for Busy Moms

July 16, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: children, physical activity

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Keeping Fit for Busy Moms

Whether you’re a new parent or parent of a toddler, a parent of one, or a parent of multiple kids, it’s important to find time for yourself in these BUSY and EXHAUSTING days. 

Parenting a young child can bring on a variety of emotions and challenges, some good and some difficult, and the potential for a parent’s health to deteriorate because of these stressors is high. Physical activity is a great stress reliever and it helps our bodies to keep up with our busy lives. 

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Smooth Operator

July 11, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: healthy, eating, fruit, berries

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Smooth Operator

There has never been more choice when it comes to picking a beverage, and while the popularity of many come and go, the smoothie seems to be here to stay. As we head into summer looking for a refreshing drink to help keep us hydrated, or something we can quickly make or buy and head to the beach, there are a few smoothie-choosing tips to keep in mind.

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Lessons Kids Learn from Unstructured Play

July 8, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Lessons Kids Learn from Unstructured Play

Have you ever seen a kid do something you know likely won’t end well? Like running backwards as fast as they can; or jumping off things that you think might be too much for them? You probably want to stop them, but sometimes, it might be best to let them play and learn.

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The Health Benefits of Hiking

June 18, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: hiking, recreation, outdoors

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The Health Benefits of Hiking

Did you know that a good number of British Columbians are still not active enough to receive health benefits?

Inactivity is associated with a variety of health issues; some of these issues include but aren't limited to: cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

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Lunch Wraps for Kids

June 17, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: lunches, children, wraps, whole grains

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Lunch Wraps for Kids

Kids lunch ideas are always a tough one. Between keeping it healthy and helping them try new things, it can be daunting. Before you sigh and slump over in defeat, here are some fresh ideas that will infuse some flavour into your children's lunch.

Some of these may need a little bit of mayo to add moisture. Or experiment with other options like hummus, avocado and different kinds of mustard, pesto and chutney.

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