Health


Get Active from the Sidelines

Get and stay active, even while you’re watching your favourite sports or ferrying kids to and from sports and games. You don’t have to keep sitting. Continue reading

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Time for Smoothies

Looking for a healthy and tasty alternative to the usual snacks and drinks for your family and guests this holiday weekend? Make smoothies! Continue reading

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Healthy lifestyle changes that last

To incorporate healthy lifestyle changes that will last, Registered Dietitian Brandy McDevitt recommends these five strategies. Continue reading

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In the fight for kids’ attention, parents don’t stand a chance

Parents want to raise healthy kids, but they need support. Food and beverage marketing restrictions at the federal level would help. Continue reading

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How Screen Time Affects Young Children

As exposure to digital media increases, so have concerns about how screen time affects young children and families. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading

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Guard Against Ticks and Lyme Disease

In the Ottawa region and beyond, ticks are a fact of life. And Lyme disease is a real risk. Here’s what you can do about it. Continue reading

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Check UV Index to Keep Family Safe from Sun

Pay attention to the daily UV index when planning for the day ahead. It’ll give you the info you need to protect your family from the sun. Continue reading

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Get Ready, Go … Running!

There are some great incentives to get Ottawa kids and families running. This month’s Tamarack Race Weekend includes two distances for kids and families. Continue reading

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You Child’s Body Image

How can you support a positive body image for your child? Kathryn Robideau, RN, Public Health Nurse, offers some helpful advice. Continue reading

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Fueling a Young Athlete

Good nutrition is important for a young athlete because it supports optimal development, meets high energy and nutrient needs, and helps prevents injury or illnesses. Continue reading

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