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Fuel Your Day with Nutrition-packed Snacks

March 6, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Fuel Your Day with Nutrition-packed Snacks

Have you ever skipped lunch because you didn’t have time or the foods you needed to prepare it? Or have you spent breaks at your computer, munching away at a granola bar you happened to find at the bottom of your bag? By the end of the day, all you want to do is crawl home and collapse on the couch.

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How Physical Activity May Help Reduce Cancer Risk

March 1, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Physical activity and cancer

Based on estimates, one out of every two Canadians is likely to develop cancer in their lifetime. In Canada, 30 per cent of all deaths are related to cancer. In fact, it is the leading cause of death in Canada.

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Healthy Pressure Cooker Meals

February 27, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Healthy pressure cooker meals

Who can resist a warm meal that tastes and smells like it’s been cooking for hours, especially when it took only half an hour to make?

Back in December, it seemed that every other conversation about food revolved around the Instant Pot. The Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, and the fact that it was a must-have gift of the season that sold out everywhere tells us people are looking for faster, easier ways to make food at home, and we couldn’t be more excited!

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Family Fitness Ideas for the Gym

February 15, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Family fitness ideas for the gym

When we think of family activities picnics, a beach day, or a movie night come to mind. But what about considering the idea of doing exercise together as a family?

Bringing your kids to the gym (as long as they are old enough and mature enough to understand instructions) is a good way for them to see you being active (positive role modelling) and for them to discover and try various types of fitness equipment.

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Quitting Smoking is Easier with Support of a Partner

February 7, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Smoking | Tags:

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Quitting smoking is easier with partner support

With Valentine’s Day approaching, most people think of chocolates and flowers as the time-honoured gift for that special someone. But this Valentine’s Day, consider a different kind of gift – the commitment to a smoke-free relationship.

Studies show that quitting smoking is better together. When one partner in a couple quits smoking, the other partner is more likely to quit successfully as well. On the other hand, it’s tougher to stay smoke-free with a partner around who continues to smoke. Quitting smoking is tough. Why not make it a bit easier by tackling it with someone you love?

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