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Running for Beginners

October 5, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Running for Beginners

Running is one of the simplest activities you can do. It’s a great way to achieve 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity weekly and to keep your bones strong.

If you haven’t run in a while or are starting out for the first time, it can be a bit intimidating. Take comfort in knowing that our bodies are super adaptable.

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Brussels Sprouts – the Underrated Vegetable

October 3, 2017 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Brussels Sprouts – the Underrated Vegetable

I admit it – I’m a latecomer to liking Brussels sprouts. I didn’t like them as a child, or as a 40-year-old for that matter. But now that I’m, ahem, older than that, I’m glad I gave them another chance. Turns out, Brussels sprouts that aren’t boiled to an olive green pulp actually taste good!

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Age is Just a Number: Older Adults are More Active Than Ever

September 28, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Active living for seniors

People slow down with age…you can only learn new things when you’re young…it’s time to rest now. Which of these statements is true? None!

You can begin an active lifestyle at any time – regardless of your age. Check out this brilliant example:

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Packing School Lunches

September 26, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Packing School Lunches

If you have kids, congratulations on making it through the first month back at school. Getting into the fall routine can be tough, and the monotony of packing school lunches five days a week can quickly feel mind numbing. How many times is it okay to send a cheese sandwich? What if you put it in a tortilla and call it a cheese burrito? + MORE

The Cost of Physical Inactivity

September 21, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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The cost of physical inactivity

I sometimes hear people say that being active is expensive. A new pair of sneakers, a gym or pool membership, or hiring a personal trainer can all get costly, it’s true.

There are, however, many low-cost to no-cost physical activities available and being inactive has much larger financial (and health!) costs on you. Let’s weigh our options.

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