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A Healthy Lifestyle for Diabetes Prevention

November 16, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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A Healthy Lifestyle for Diabetes Prevention

Whether you have a family history of diabetes, have pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, there are actions you can take to reduce your risk.

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How to Avoid the Flu

November 14, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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How to avoid the flu

It pays to be aware of the serious consequences of getting the flu, especially if you or your family members are particularly vulnerable to the flu’s worst symptoms. There are many ways to protect yourself and others. Here are points to keep in mind for a healthy fall and winter.

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Prevent Falls in Your Lifetime

November 7, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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Chutes and Ladders: Will you prevent a future fall?

What's your 50 year plan for keeping yourself from falling and seriously injuring yourself or losing your independence as you age? Chances are you may not be thinking that far ahead. That’s okay! While life and health can have unpredictable elements, the choices you make today (and tomorrow, and the day after…) can influence your health, mobility and independence in the future.

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Make Your Own Home Boot Camp Workout

November 2, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Make your own home boot camp workout

Some people thrive in the outdoors year round, while others are not too keen being out in the cold, rain, or snow. Choosing to be active indoors or out is personal preference, one is not better than the other. However, if you notice you decrease your aerobic activity levels when the weather turns, it is worthwhile having an indoor backup option.

Make your own home boot camp workout at no cost!

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What to Do About Halloween Candy

October 31, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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What to Do About Halloween Candy

It’s Halloween! Are you saying Boo! or Booooooooooo?

Like many health-conscious parents, I find Halloween to be a bit cringe-worthy. But I also see how excited my kids get about dressing up and heading out with their friends to go trick-or-treating. Halloween and its candy are part of our culture, so rather than fight it, I try to make the most of it.

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