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How to Use Leftovers

March 20, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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How to use leftovers

Let’s be honest. Planning and cooking meals can be a daunting task! Whether you are cooking for one or a whole family, it’s helpful to have a few tricks up your sleeve to make life easier. That’s where leftovers come in.

Reusing leftovers involves creating new recipes from leftover foods. It can be a practical way to make food preparation easier and faster, while still enjoying a variety of meals. Using up all of your leftover food can also help your family reduce food waste, which is good for both your wallet and the environment.

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Active Recovery: How to Recover After Hard Workouts

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

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How to recover after hard workouts

When it comes to physical activity, you put in the effort. You work out at a moderate to vigorous intensity, getting your breathing rate up and your sweat on to maintain stamina and a strong heart. You also lift weights a few times per week until your muscles feel tired to keep your bones strong and to maintain your muscle strength. + MORE

Nutrition for a Healthy Immune System

March 13, 2018 by Catherine Atchison, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Nutrition for a healthy immune system

During cold and flu season, people seem to fall into one of three groups: sick, getting over being sick, and hoping to not get sick again. Currently, I’m in the third group, so everywhere I go, I try to hold my breath in case it helps. That’s not a great long-term strategy. A better long-term strategy is to keep my immune system functioning at its best year round.

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Fundamental Movement Skills in Early Childhood

March 8, 2018 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Fundamental Movement Skills in Early Childhood

Every parent wants to set up their child for long term success. Part of this includes helping them learn from books and games. Another important area to focus children’s learning is on fundamental movement skills.

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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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