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Introducing Solids to your Baby: A Look at Baby-led Weaning

October 13, 2015 by Andrea Godfreyson, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Introducing Solids to your Baby: A Look at Baby-led Weaning

A couple of months after I had my baby (and came out of the initial fog), I decided to rejoin society and started going to drop-in parent and baby groups. They were great for socializing and learning about different ways of doing everything baby. This is where I first heard about baby-led weaning. As with most topics, different opinions flew fast and furious about how best to feed your baby. With that in mind, this post aims to provide information on baby-led weaning and help guide you in feeding approaches.

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Workout Smart: Aerobic Exercise and Training

October 8, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Workout Smart: Aerobic Exercise and Training

Taking the stairs, swimming laps, or playing hockey are all easier to do and enjoy with good aerobic fitness. Here are answers to common questions about aerobic fitness and how it can be improved. First let’s look over a few definitions:

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Thanksgiving Weekend in 5 Easy Steps

October 7, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Thanksgiving Weekend in 5 Easy Steps

Your Thanksgiving plans may involve a crowded house full of chatty family members. Or maybe you honor this holiday in a quiet setting with a few close friends. No matter how you celebrate, it’s a cherished time to come together with loved ones over a meal and reflect on the blessings of the past year.

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Taking a Closer Look at Fruit Juice

October 6, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Taking a Closer Look at Fruit Juice

Fruit – it’s loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre that can help fight disease, boost your immune system, and allow your body to perform at its best. Reaching for fruit juice seems like a speedy way to get all the goodness of fruit in a glass, right? Let’s take a closer look …

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