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Vitamin D and Calcium, the Dairy Free Way

July 14, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Vitamin D and Calcium, the Dairy Free Way

Milk and dairy products are excellent sources of essential nutrients, including vitamin D and calcium; both of which are important to staying strong and healthy at any age. But many people don’t eat or drink these foods due to lactose intolerance, allergic reactions, ethical reasons, or taste preferences and seek to find these nutrients elsewhere.

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3 Misunderstood Facts about Fitness

July 9, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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3 Misunderstood Facts about Fitness

I get questions all of the time about the latest fitness trends and fads. I’m often validating (or not) some good ’ol fashion wives tales about keeping the body in tiptop shape. Lately, I’ve been hearing:

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Keeping Kids Safe on Hot Summer Days

July 8, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Keeping Kids Safe on Hot Summer Days

You may have noticed. It’s hot outside! There is a good chance your family’s summer calendar is filling up with backyard barbeques, days cooling off at the local swimming hole, and camping trips. Make the most out of this summer bliss – keep the whole family safe while out in the sun and avoid heat-illness. Here are tips to help. + MORE

5 Reasons to Love Sardines, Herring and Mackerel

July 7, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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5 Reasons to Love Sardines, Herring and Mackerel

It’s hard to get respect when you’re a little fish. It’s the bigger oily (or fatty) fish like salmon, tuna and trout that get all the attention. But what about the humble sardine, herring and mackerel? Small fish can be great fish. Here’s why!

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You Sleep Better When You Are Active

July 2, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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You Sleep Better When You Are Active

Sleeping well improves alertness, memory, mood, stress level and more. What’s the secret to a good night’s sleep? It’s no secret. There’s a lot you can do to sleep better. One important part is making physical activity a part of your daily life. + MORE

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