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Five Ways to Keep Your Children Active Over the Holidays

November 27, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: children, active, holidays

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Five Ways to Keep Your Children Active Over the Holidays

If you're a parent, the holiday period means your kids are off school and at home. This is a great opportunity for family time. So forget the latest tablet and try these ideas to keep your children active this holiday break.

Holiday lights walk: Bundle up, and go for a stroll around your neighbourhood and enjoy the lights and decorations glowing at night. If there are no houses with lights within walking or biking distance, drive to a nicely decorated neighbourhood and walk around there. + MORE

Physical Activity Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk and Improve Outcomes

November 19, 2019 by Marc Faktor, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags: did you know?, healthy living, men's health, physical activity

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Physical Activity Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk and Improve Outcomes

By now I am sure we have all seen a few extra moustaches hanging around the office, your homes and local establishments. 

This is not just an opportunity for teens to see how much peach fuzz they can surround their lips with, nor is it an opportunity for men to irritate and embarrass their significant others. It's an opportunity to come together, support a great cause and raise a significant amount of money to bring awareness to men's health. + MORE

Slow Cooker Pork, Sweet Potato and Kale

November 13, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Recipes | Tags: Dinner, pork, sweet potato, kale

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Slow Cooker Pork, Sweet Potato and Kale

If you’re looking for ways to avoid the mid to late week meal prep burnout, or avoid the take-out screaming your name as you drive past, get on the slow cooker bandwagon. With a little prep, you’ll come home to a meal ready to eat.

And this slow cooker pork, sweet potato and kale is a delicious recipe that you can start in the morning and let cook all day.

Ingredients

3 lb (1.4 kg) boneless pork shoulder blade roast, cubed2 onions, chopped6 cloves garlic, minced2 bay leaves2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander + MORE

4 Proven Ways to Help Prevent Falls

November 13, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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4 Proven Ways to Help Prevent Falls

An accidental fall can happen to anyone at any age. A change in weather conditions, being distracted during a busy day or even walking in an unfamiliar area are just a few reasons that can cause anyone to slip or trip. Falling can be embarrassing for many people but, for older adults, even a simple fall can be much more serious.

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Poppy Seed Muffins for Remembrance Day

November 7, 2019 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Food & Nutrition, Recipes | Tags: Remembrance Day, November 11, poppy seed, muffins, poppy seed muffins

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 Poppy Seed Muffins for Remembrance Day

Every year on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we acknowledge Remembrance Day by wearing a poppy close to our heart and taking a minute of silence. On this day, we pay tribute to veterans who fought to protect the freedom of our country. We honour these men and women for their courage, service, and sacrifice. The memorial flower we wear represents the poppies that grew over Flanders Field after the First World War.

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