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Milk Allergy in Children

September 5, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Milk Allergy in Children

Parents are used to hearing different responses from people when sharing that their child has a food allergy. Milk allergy is a case in point. Milk allergy is common in children—about 5 out of 100 children have it. Even so, people’s reactions can range from not taking the allergy seriously to wanting to give well-intentioned advice. Both can be harmful, especially when the advice is based on myths or out-of-date information.

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Physical Activity Then vs Now

August 31, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Physical activity then vs now

Why are gyms and fad fitness routines modern things? Well, truth of the matter is, most people didn’t focus on them as much in the past because lives were simply much more physically active.

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Helping Kids Ease Back into a New School Year

August 30, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Helping kids ease back into a new school year

Kids, teens and young adults are all transitioning back to school. For those starting pre-school through to high school this is an exciting time, but it can also cause stress and anxiety about what to expect from a new school year.

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Cooking with Lentils

August 29, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Cooking with Lentils

Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot.
The more you toot, the better you feel, so eat your beans at every meal.

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Why do Muscles Feel Sore After Exercise?

August 24, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Why do Muscles Feel Sore After Exercise?

If you’ve ever started a new workout routine or taken a break from your current one before returning to it, you may have felt muscle soreness for the next few days. In scientific terms, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS for short.

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