Category Archives: Exercise

Healthy Physical Activity . . . One of the 4 Foundations of Self-Care

In celebration of Burnaby’s Move for Health Day this Wednesday, May 10th, join our family doctors and community members of every age for the Burnaby Division of Family Practice’s 2nd annual Walk With Your Doc. I’ll be presenting a free … Continue reading

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What do you know about heart failure?

What do you know about heart failure? If you’re like most people, not enough. In fact, it is believed that most people who have heart failure are not even aware of it. It is estimated that 30% of those who … Continue reading

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The Secret to Breaking Bad Habits

Though accidents, genetics and many conditions are beyond your control, of the things in your life that are, the best predictors of your future health are the habits you practice today. Knowing that smoking damages our lungs, causes cancer and … Continue reading

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We Were Made to Move: Let’s Get Walking!

To some, the idea of exercise brings to mind four-letter words, like pain and work. But physical activity is not just for athletes and kids. It is essential to all of us. Healthy physical activity is one of the four … Continue reading

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The Power of Walking

The health benefits of walking are clear. Walking conditions the heart and lungs; maintains muscle strength, balance and coordination; and helps us maintain a healthy weight. Staying fit is not just for looks; it helps us perform the essential tasks … Continue reading

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Physical Activity: a Foundation for Your Wellbeing

On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 from 7 to 8:30 pm, I’ll be at Cariboo Hill Secondary School (8580 − 16th Avenue, Burnaby) speaking on behalf of the Burnaby Division of Family Practice in our continuing Empowering Patients series of public … Continue reading

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Do you take better care of your car than your body?

The daily and scheduled maintenance of your health is not unlike auto maintenance. Some of us take better care of our vehicles than our bodies. Young people (especially men in their 20s and 30s) act as if their bodies are … Continue reading

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