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August 2016

Back-to-School Walk and Bike Route Planning Guide

August 17, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Back to school walk and bike route planning guide

Not to date myself, but back in my day I walked to school every day (even in the winter, and I didn’t freeze) and so did most of my peers. We weren’t trying to be healthy, it’s just what everyone did. Some parents may have concerns about letting their children walk to school. Read the options below that will help you and your child feel more confident and safe on their walk or bike ride.

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7 Steps Towards Healthy Eating for You and Our Planet

August 16, 2016 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Healthy eating for you and the environment

You and I are a part of the world’s 7.3 billion (and growing) human population. Unfortunately, we are using the earth’s resources faster than they can be replenished. Issues like, global warming, deforestation, overfishing, soil erosion, and air and water pollution are now making headlines all over the world. Clearly, things need to change. The status quo is not sustainable.

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6 Steps to Stay Safe at Festivals and Events

August 12, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Alcohol | Tags:

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Steps to stay safe at outdoor festivals and events

What’s your favourite BC outdoor event? There are so many opportunities to enjoy community festivals, music concerts, celebrations and sporting events across the province. Whether attending with your family or with friends, there are things you can do to stay comfortable and safe.

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Take Aim at Physical Activity With Archery

August 11, 2016 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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The sport of archery for physical activity

Archery is a very historical activity. Records indicate the Egyptians and Greeks were sophisticated archers. Through time, archery has been used to hunt game and in warfare. Nowadays, most people do archery for fun or sport, while some still use it to hunt as a hobby.

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Make Informed Dining Choices at BC Health Care Facilities

August 9, 2016 by Adrienne Ngai, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Informed Dining program now available at BC health care facilities

When you think about where you’re going to go for your next meal, the cafeteria or café at your local hospital may not be the first place that comes to mind. However, there are times when you need to grab a bite at a healthcare facility while visiting loved ones who are receiving care, after a medical appointment or on your meal break. In these cases, did you know that now you can make informed choices about the foods you eat?

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