Osteoporosis Awareness

Osteoporosis Awareness

Known as the ‘Silent Thief’, osteoporosis affects approximately 2 million Canadians, slowly and quietly weakening their bones. In many cases, people don’t even know they have it until they suffer a fracture – most commonly of the hip, wrist, or spine –...
Going Green

Going Green

We all know that there are huge changes world-wide needed to save our precious planet. In the big picture we need to focus on lessening our reliance on natural resources, diminishing and preventing pollution of our land, water, and air, reducing greenhouse gas...
Getting Fit for Hiking

Getting Fit for Hiking

With spring weather finally here, snow is melting and trail conditions are improving … hiking season has arrived in Northern BC! After a long winter you might be ready to get out there and start your adventures, but is your body ready? If you spent the winter months...
A few thoughts on “Nutrition for Athletes”

A few thoughts on “Nutrition for Athletes”

Last week I had the pleasure of talking to a group of young gymnasts (and their parents) about the importance of nutrition.  These athletes, like many other athletes, are working hard in their sport – with 4-hour practice sessions and numerous hours per week.  On top...
The Importance of Staying Hydrated

The Importance of Staying Hydrated

We’ve all heard that water makes up more than half of our bodyweight, and that we can’t survive without it, but most of us are still not getting as much as we need. Water helps to maintain every system in our body; every cell, tissue, and organ needs it to work...
Surviving Daylight Savings Time

Surviving Daylight Savings Time

Twice a year – ‘spring ahead and fall behind’ – we are reminded that sleep is important and can be fickle. This past weekend we moved the clock ahead one hour, and even though it does not seem like too much of a change, the loss of this hour may feel disruptive to our...
Think About Your Eyes

Think About Your Eyes

“Life’s most memorable experiences can happen in the blink of an eye.” This is what the “Think About Your Eyes” campaign for Save Your Vision Month (for the month of March) is all about, stressing the importance of routine eye care for everyone. We get the most...
Body Composition

Body Composition

We all have our own reasons for starting or continuing on a fitness journey, but what we all have in common, is wanting to be healthier and live longer. We want to have the energy and ability to do the things we love, for as long as we can, so we try our best to...
The New & Improved Canada’s Food Guide

The New & Improved Canada’s Food Guide

For years, Health Canada has promoted Canada’s Food Guide as a rainbow schematic telling Canadians about the major food groups, how much to eat, and generally how nutrition can improve our health.  After a lengthy consultative process, the government finally updated...