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Vegetable Side Dishes Make Holiday Meals Shine

December 5, 2017 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:

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Vegetable side dishes make holiday meals shine

In my lifetime, over forty Christmas dinners have come and gone. As I prepare for another, I want to share an insight I had a few years ago: I’ve never eaten a bad-tasting turkey. Now if that doesn’t seem like a profound statement, let me share another: I’ve also never eaten a turkey and said, “Wow, I’ve never tasted anything like this before! Can I get the recipe?”

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The Health Benefits of Volunteering

November 30, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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The health benefits of volunteering

For many of us, the act of giving brings satisfaction and reward. One thing you can give that is always appreciated is your time, and one way to do that is through volunteering.

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Physical Activity Advice for New Moms

November 23, 2017 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Physical Activity Advice for New Moms

As a new parent, your world may seem to revolve around caring for your baby, but taking time for physical activity is an important way to care for yourself too. Remember that by taking care of yourself, you are also taking care of your baby.

After a normal vaginal birth, most physical activities can be started again as soon as you are comfortable. Start slowly, and then gradually build up the length of physical activity.

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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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