September 2016 Edition

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Active Body = Healthy Brain

Researchers have confirmed that regular exercise can improve your cognitive abilities, such as memory and decision making, and actually slow down brain ageing by 10 years. Read more

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Make Fitness a Family Affair

If we want children to develop an appreciation for being active, we must get them involved in the goal-setting process and create an environment that will help get them moving. Read more

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Feeling Thirsty?

Just a few sips of water can actually help you feel more energized and productive. That’s because our bodies are 60 percent water, so changes in fluid intake and loss can have a significant impact. Read more


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Obese Youth Risk Developing MS

New research provides evidence that a change in a young person’s body mass index (BMI) from overweight to obese increases their risk of developing MS by 41 percent. Read more

 

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Are you an Active Couch Potato?

Even if you meet Canada’s physical activity guidelines, sitting for prolonged periods of time can increase your chances of developing diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease. Read more

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Mission nutrition

Research consistently shows that children must be exposed to food between eight and 10 times before they will accept it. Patience and persistence are key. Here are some strategies for winning the veggie battle. Read more

Mini Mac 'N Cheese

Kids and adults alike will love these scrumptious mini “muffins.” Packed with spinach, these nutritious treasures are made healthier with whole grain pasta and ricotta cheese. Light on fat, full on flavour!


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