Health and wellness

Time changes everything. (Photo credit: Jordan Benton/pexels)

We must take the time to care for ourselves and each other

Time changes everything, sometimes slowly and sometimes quickly

  • Jan 25, 2023

 

A new UBC speaker series aims to answer questions around what people can do to live long, happy lives. (Credit: Pixabay/Pasja1000)

UBC promises to go beyond eating well and exercising in healthy aging speaker series

First lecture kicks off Jan. 23, with a discussion around daily stressors

 

Heather Larmour (l) and Carol Flannery enjoy the morning sun as they walk around the 100 Mile Marsh. The duo enjoys meeting up three times a week to make the one-kilometre loop three times. (Photo credit: Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press)

‘It’s too late, I’m too old’: Myths about exercise as an older adult

Busting some myths about aging and exercise reveals the truth about fitness for seniors

  • Jan 17, 2023

 

Leaving room for uncertainty means alternative possibilities when things take an unexpected turn. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)

Uncertainty is unpleasant, but we need to create room for it

Leaving room for uncertainty means alternative possibilities when things take an unexpected turn

  • Jan 17, 2023
Leaving room for uncertainty means alternative possibilities when things take an unexpected turn. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)
New Year’s resolutions go back a surprisingly long way, and have changed over time (although not as much as you might think).

Cheers to the start of a great new year and new opportunities

May the year ahead be filled with kindness, joy, love, and laughter

  • Jan 12, 2023
New Year’s resolutions go back a surprisingly long way, and have changed over time (although not as much as you might think).
Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo senior tracks his shrinking environmental impact for over a decade

Stuart Westie started monitoring physical activity for health, then pivoted to environmental reasons

Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Before making any resolutions for the New Year, it’s a good idea to take stock of the challenges and successes of the previous year. (Photo credit: pexels)

Take stock of last year before making resolutions for 2023

The start of a new year is a good time to look back on the successes and challenges of the last one

  • Jan 4, 2023
Before making any resolutions for the New Year, it’s a good idea to take stock of the challenges and successes of the previous year. (Photo credit: pexels)
Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.

‘Magic truly does exist:’ Creating lasting memories for children facing serious illness

Thanks to generous donors, Make-A-Wish Canada granted nearly 1,000 life-changing wishes last year

  • Dec 5, 2022
Charlotte lives with chronic lung disease. Her wish was to go to her favourite theme park – a dream made true by Make-A-Wish Canada and generous donors when she was three-years-old.
cə̓q̓cq̓am (Thunder) Ryan Oliverius of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and Shayla Raine, a nehiyaw iskwew from Louis Bull Tribe, have created a docu-series together called Decolonizing Wellness. (Submitted photo)

B.C. documentary series explores couple’s journey to decolonize wellness

Couple experiments with cutting out phones and TV, meditating in nature and making hand drums

  • Dec 1, 2022
cə̓q̓cq̓am (Thunder) Ryan Oliverius of Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and Shayla Raine, a nehiyaw iskwew from Louis Bull Tribe, have created a docu-series together called Decolonizing Wellness. (Submitted photo)
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health

There’s still time to get your influenza vaccine

Public health officials with Interior Health (IH) remind everyone there is still…

  • Nov 21, 2022
With a surge of respiratory illness in fall and winter, Interior Health is encouraging everyone to get an influenza vaccine. Photo courtesy Interior Health
The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on women’s employment and jobs. (Photo credit: Markus Winkler/pxhere)

COVID pandemic has made the feminization of poverty even worse

Women have been disproportionately hit by the effects of the pandemic on the workplace

  • Nov 16, 2022
The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on women’s employment and jobs. (Photo credit: Markus Winkler/pxhere)
Maureen Kennah-Hafstein

Tenacious B.C. advocate for people with Parkinson’s leaves message of gratitude

Shuswap resident Maureen Kennah-Hafstein died on Nov. 2, 2022

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Employers are trying to find ways to entice workers back to the office after COVID-19 made working remotely a popular option for many. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)

No one knows the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the workforce

COVID-19 might lead to a new re-imagined labour force

  • Nov 9, 2022
Employers are trying to find ways to entice workers back to the office after COVID-19 made working remotely a popular option for many. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)
The COVID-19 pandemic’s full impact on families will probably not be known for many years. (Photo credit: Heike Trautmann)

The COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects the future of families

The pandemic is still affecting people, a pattern that could extend well into the future

  • Nov 2, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic’s full impact on families will probably not be known for many years. (Photo credit: Heike Trautmann)
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Planning our students’ future together benefits everyone

Kids need to know we care about and support their future plans

  • Oct 26, 2022
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Dementia affects, 1 in 10 over 65, new study finds

The study was conducted by researchers at Columbia University. It was published…

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5 ways to feel healthier in one week

Dietitian and nutritionist Andy Bellatti recommends these 5 tips to start feeling…

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Hypertension or high blood pressure is on the rise among Canadians. (Ryan Adams/Flickr)

Almost 8M Canadians have high blood pressure – and that number is rising

An increase in hypertension among Canadians is causing concern among doctors, a new report finds

Hypertension or high blood pressure is on the rise among Canadians. (Ryan Adams/Flickr)
Respect and compassion are necessary when we care for our aging parents and other loved ones who need assistance. (Photo credit: Tyler Olson)

Compassion is key when adult children look after their parents

We need to remember that one day we, too, will be older and in need of care

  • Oct 12, 2022
Respect and compassion are necessary when we care for our aging parents and other loved ones who need assistance. (Photo credit: Tyler Olson)
The choices we make every day can have a huge effect on ourselves and the world around us. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)

We can all make our mark on the world in ways large and small

Our pasts do not define us, and our future is in our own hands

  • Oct 5, 2022
The choices we make every day can have a huge effect on ourselves and the world around us. (Photo credit: Mohamed Hassan/pxhere)