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March 2015

Spring Cleaning for Your Sports Equipment

March 12, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: spring, sporting equipment, bike, helmet, lifejacket, gear, tune-up

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Spring Cleaning for Your Sports Equipment

With the days getting longer and the first day of spring around the corner, I like to be ahead of the game by getting all my spring and summer sporting equipment in tip-top shape after a winter of storage. Equipment will definitely look nice and shiny by just wiping off the cobwebs, but to ensure your experience is safe and enjoyable, I recommend a thorough “check and prep”. + MORE

The Runner’s Menu

March 10, 2015 by Sophia Baker-French, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: running, running events, training, hydrate, water, sports drinks, energy drinks

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The Runner’s Menu

Many of us are well into training for local spring running events like the Vancouver Sun Run, Victoria’s Times Colonist 10K, Kamloops’ Boogie the Bridge or the Prince George Run for Rural Medicine. Running is a great way to get your recommended physical activity and a balanced diet is an important part to consider.

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The Power of Sport for Women and Girls

March 5, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: Sport, women, girls, empowerment, self-esteem, International Women's Day, female athletes

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The Power of Sport for Women and Girls

Physical activity and sport can do great things for your health – even beyond improving your fitness level. Playing sports can empower, build confidence and raise self-esteem in anyone who participates. March 8 is International Women’s Day and, with this year’s theme of “Make It Happen” we’re celebrating the importance of women and girl’s participation in sports. Here’s a look at the benefits and how you can support women and girls that you know.

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Brain Boosting Snack Ideas for Work

March 3, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags: midday, slump, energy, snack, healthy snack, water, hydrate, dehydrated

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Brain Boosting Snack Ideas for Work

It can be tough to stay energized at work, especially when the midday slump hits. This low-energy time of the day is when many of us seek out a boost from the caffeine and sugar found in coffee and muffins or sugary drinks and chocolate bars. These combos may taste good but they won’t carry you far. + MORE

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