In my experience, visits to the doctor can involve lots of sitting. Sitting in the car as you drive over, sitting in the waiting room and the examination room, then back to sitting in the car as you drive home. Wow, that’s a lot of sitting! Thankfully, B.C. doctors are bringing attention to the benefits of sitting less and moving more. + MORE
April 29, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: dance, dancing, aerobic exercise, bone strengthening, mental health, socializing
So you think I can dance? Well to be honest, not very gracefully. I will confess that a few lessons (ballet, swing, hip-hop, ballroom…) would do my form some good. But, as the saying goes, “dance like no one is watching!” Dancing is fun, social and a fantastic workout. Plus it can be done almost anywhere, anytime, and by anyone. + MORE
April 29, 2014 | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: food tribe, information, nutrition
Are you part of a food tribe? Maybe you are and haven’t realized it yet.
In our multicultural and diverse society, where all kinds of food are available in all kinds of places, many people don’t follow a traditional way of eating. In the absence of strong cultural food practices food tribes have emerged to help answer the question of "What and how should we be eating?" + MORE
April 24, 2014 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: running, race prep, walking
Doing your first running or walking event can be nerve racking. To help you succeed here are a few helpful pointers.
Pre-race tips:A week before your event, consider tapering (decreasing the amount you train). This ensures your body is well rested for the event. Reduce the length (time) of your workouts but maintain the intensity (effort) and frequency. + MORE
April 22, 2014 | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags: value, nutrient density, low cost, dark green, orange
"Eat more vegetables" is one of the few healthy eating messages that have endured the test of time. Recommendations for the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and a number of other chronic health conditions all encourage people to "eat more vegetables".+ MORE