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Scavenging for Meal Ideas

January 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: meal ideas, potluck, friends

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Scavenging for Meal Ideas

Today's blog is written by Shelagh Alam.

Shelagh is a UBC dietetic intern with Vancouver Coastal Health.  She loves all things food related, and has a particular weakness for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

Although previously not a fan of crows, she has started to gain a newfound appreciation of them. + MORE

Eating on the Cheap

January 8, 2013 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: saving money, budget, ideas

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Eating on the Cheap

Growing up, money was tight, so we ate a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches.

We also became overly familiar with boxed mac ‘n cheese, hot dogs, canned beans in tomato sauce or my number one favourite (at the time): noodles with tomato soup and grated marble cheese. Basically anything white or orange. During university, I have to admit that, at 25 cents a pack, I turned to instant noodles more than a few times to get through the month. + MORE

Physical Activity for Couples

January 7, 2013 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: physical activity, Tips

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physical activity, exercise, tips for couples

Now that the 2013 is in full swing, I’m sure that a good percentage of you have made a mental note or hopefully set a couple SMART goals to be more active. The benefits of physical activity are overwhelming. However, lots of us have trouble making it a habit.

Evidence suggests that setting goals and sharing them with others does wonders to increase commitment to activity. + MORE

5 Tips for Success in 2013

January 3, 2013 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: New Year, fitness tips, motivation

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Happy New Year 2013, fitness tips, motivation

Happy New Year!

2012 was an amazing year and I’m looking forward to an even better 2013. Ready to unleash your potential within this New Year? We look forward to assisting!

In order to take it to the next level, here are some practical tips and motivational words: + MORE

A Case Against Superfoods

January 2, 2013 by Joanna Drake, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: superfoods, Healthy Eating

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A Case Against Superfoods

The holidays are behind us and the hope of new beginnings surrounds us. Could there be a better way to eat more healthfully than to focus on a small number of “superfoods” that are both expensive and difficult to find? I think so.

Lists of superfoods are everywhere: magazines, newspapers and on line (by the thousands). The purpose of these lists is to highlight foods that have high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and other factors our bodies need for optimal health. + MORE

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