Post Tagged with: "Health Promotion"

Paying attention to what you eat pays off

Paying attention to what you eat pays off

March 10, 2020 at 3:01 pm

Julie Riopel-Meunier Strengthening the Forces (STF) and the Health Promotion Delivery team provide advice to the military community on more than just food. We love food, yes, and we believe in its potential to enhance lives and improve health, but we take a broad view of the factors that impact healthy eating – including how we eat. In 2019, Health Canada released the new Canada’s Food Guide. During the revision process, the Dietitians of CanadaRead More

There’s help to change your eating habits

There’s help to change your eating habits

March 10, 2020 at 2:53 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist It can be hard to change what and how you eat. This could be because you’re not yet ready to make a change and are, therefore, resistant to it. It could also be because you’re not sure how to fit a healthy eating pattern into your current lifestyle or how it can fit your varied needs. These needs could be related to health, dietary restrictions or budget, among others. HealthRead More

The struggles of a female heart: heart disease in women

February 18, 2020 at 3:13 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist It may seem strange to be talking about hearts after Valentine’s Day has come and gone. After all, it’s more comfortable to discuss the typical cartoon like shape and how it either bursts with love or breaks with distress, rather than have a real discussion on the organ that pumps in our chest. Heart health and disease awareness is important throughout the entire year and we pay special attention toRead More

Unit Health Promotion Reps: Champions for healthy lifestyles!

September 17, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Do you have a passion for health and wellness? If so, you may be a great fit for the Unit Health Promotion Rep Program! Created and run by the Health Promotion Department, the Program consists of dedicated individuals from the different sections, units and squadrons across 4 Wing. These individuals have an interest in health and wellness and advocate for change in their workplaces to promote making the healthy choiceRead More

Are you ready to commit to achieving a healthy weight?

September 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist If you are currently struggling with your weight, you may also be struggling with knowing what you should be striving to achieve. We are constantly being bombarded with different messages through the media, and it can be difficult to decipher fact from fiction. It is important to keep in mind that one size does not fit all. Your ideal weight is based on a variety of factors, including your height,Read More

International overdose awareness day

August 27, 2019 at 11:05 am

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day. This day is meant to raise awareness and commemorate those who have been lost to drug overdose. Since originating in Melbourne, Australia in 2001, many countries, including government and non-government organizations and community members have held events to recognize this day. An overdose is when a person has more of a drug, or a combination of drugs, than their body can cope with.Read More