March 31, 2015Good listening is fundamental to any relationship, but it’s especially important in relationships with your children. Here’s how to practise good listening when talking with kids.
March 31, 2015Resilience gives the ability to cope with challenges, negative feelings, bad experiences, and move forward in the face of adversity. Building your child’s resilience can help prepare them for life's challenges.
March 31, 2015Resilience helps your child develop the ability to bounce back from difficult situations and prepares them for challenges they will face in life, like the decision to take part in underage drinking.
March 31, 2015Talking openly with kids from an early age about alcohol gives them a good understanding of what it is and helps them make safe decisions later in life around alcohol. Use this guide to explain the effects of alcohol.
March 31, 2015Children are influenced by the world around them. But your actions and attitudes have the strongest influence on them when it comes to drinking, smoking or using other drugs. Help protect your child from making unhealthy choices as they grow by setting good examples.
March 31, 2015Talking openly and honestly about alcohol and other drugs can help children understand your family’s values, bond with your kids and protect them from substance-related harm. Here are tips for starting those types of conversations.
March 31, 2015Good listening skills are fundamental to any relationship, especially your relationship with your teenager. Here’s an example of how to practise good listening while talking about drinking and substance use.
March 31, 2015Although the legal drinking age in BC is 19, some teens may try alcohol before they reach legal age. Finding out your teenager has been drinking or trying other drugs can be very unsettling. This information will help you talk to your teen about the situation better.
March 31, 2015Conflicts can happen between parents and children, it’s normal and expected. Resorting the relationship after a conflict helps build a stronger relationship going forward. There are no magic formulas, but these tips can help.
March 31, 2015Some teens may try drinking alcohol before they are the legal drinking age of 19. Here are some tips that can help your child make informed decisions to minimize the risk of alcohol-related harms to themselves and their friends.
August 3, 2013Did you know that as we get older, our bodies process alcohol more slowly and we become more sensitive to the effects of alcohol?
August 3, 2013Alcohol use is closely tied to both physical and mental health. Here are some resources and ideas that can help you learn more about the impact alcohol has on seniors' health.
February 25, 2013Women may be living longer, but they continue to face major health challenges and may not even be aware of them.
August 2, 2013Stay fit for health and independence as you age: Check out the Community Park Equipment or our Move for Life DVD.
November 1, 2012Additional tools help at-risk British Columbians get started on a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about Prescription for Health here.
August 1, 2013If alcohol is having a negative impact on you, your family, or others, there are people and programs to help you. You can also think about making lifestyle changes to support your own health and well-being.
March 3, 2013Research shows that drinking alcohol can contribute to chronic diseases, including cancer and some heart conditions.
January 11, 2013Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but the truth is at least two in five British Columbians are not physically active enough to reap the health benefits.
August 10, 2013Many older adults who drink have consumed alcohol for many years, but others start, or increase their drinking, later in life because of life-altering events.
March 31, 2015Parents are by far the biggest influence on their teens choices and behaviours, especially when it comes to using alcohol. Modelling low-risk drinking habits and healthy attitudes inside the home can protect teens from making unhealthy choices as they grow older.
June 19, 2018Parents who perform physical activity can greatly influence their children’s physical activity levels.
June 12, 2018Here in British Columbia our life expectancy is the highest in Canada, and among the best in the world! While that’s great news, we also need to think about how we can add life to years, not just years to life.
May 29, 2018Biking to work or school is fast, simple and safe. Furthermore it’s good for your health and easy on the environment.
May 15, 2018Physical activity is important, but injuries can keep children and adults from staying active and healthy. A new website can show you how to have fun and stay safe.
May 1, 2018To build muscle, you need resistance training (AKA strength training). Can eating or drinking protein after this type of exercise make your muscles stronger?
March 29, 2018For some people, when their physical activity levels are not paired with enough rest, it can result in what’s known as overtraining.
March 15, 2018Rest time between workouts is important for your body to recover and become stronger. Learn about active recovery and how it can help!
March 8, 2018Learning is more than letters and numbers. Kids need to learn how to hop, throw, and run.
March 1, 2018Choices you make throughout life can influence your odds of developing cancer, or not. Among other things, being active on a regular basis can be very helpful.
February 15, 2018Bringing your kids to the gym is one way you can be active as a family. It can be a time saver, a rainy day activity, and opportunity to role model healthy habits.