Health & Wellness

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The Power of Passion

By Angela Junker on Sep 1, 2016

To watch Arlene Van den Berg dance is to watch poetry of the body in movement. Arlene is a professional belly dancer and instructor, and a two-time breast cancer survivor. Read more...

Exercising Your Personality

By Eve Lees on Aug 3, 2016

Choose an activity suited to your personality. You're more likely to enjoy it and therefore stick with it longer. Most of us realize this, but character traits are often overlooked when we're searching for exercise choices. Read more...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life

By Dr. Diane J. Salter on Aug 2, 2016

Mindfulness is the act of focusing attention on our experiences at the moment they are happening. This requires an attention to the external world around us as well as noticing our inner experiences and our emotional reactions. Read more...

Rediscover Your Natural Joy

By Pat Nichol on Jul 1, 2016

Joy and happiness are up to us. We come from joy; as babies we come into life with a natural joy. Joy is inherent in every one of us, however, sometimes our physical selves forget we are meant to be joyful creatures. We need to rediscover that natural joy. Read more...

Restoring the Gift of Sight

By John Thomson on May 1, 2016

Dr. Hugh Parsons, chief of surgery at Surrey Memorial Hospital, chafes at being called a miracle worker, but to 67-year-old Don Carter and others like him, BC’s pre-eminent eye surgeon is definitely a hero. Read more...

Protein Needs as You Age

By Eve Lees on May 1, 2016

Aging can negatively affect muscle mass and strength, but that’s not a big concern for older adults who remain active. A 75-year-old who continues to exercise and eat healthy can have more muscle and muscular strength than a sedentary 45-year old. Read more...

Invest in Yourself

By Pat Nichol on May 1, 2016

I wrote and spoke recently about loneliness and how it affects many people. Interestingly, it affects not just those of us of a certain age, but people of all ages. Read more...

55+ BC Games

By Brooke Campbell on Apr 1, 2016

The BCSGS (British Columbia Senior Games Society) offers this annual provincial competition and opportunity for all participants 55+ to compete in an organized sport, recreation, and cultural event promoting fitness, individual achievement, friendship and community pride. Read more...

Slow Food Inroads

By Joan Boxall on Apr 1, 2016

Slow Food is making inroads in British Columbia. And that’s just an appetizer. Unhurried and deliberate — the Slow Food Movement started in 1986 on the Spanish Steps in Rome in protest over the proposed site of a McDonald’s chain. Read more...

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