Post Tagged with: "Health Promotion"

Sleep: essential to health, but is it a priority?

April 10, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Sleep is an important part of our overall health and well-being, yet how many of us can say we get enough hours of quality sleep every night? Maybe you’re too busy, or too distracted, or you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Or maybe you don’t even know how many hours you should be sleeping. Adults aged 18 to 64 years should sleep seven to nine hours per night.Read More

Mindful Eating 101

March 27, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Do you find yourself eating supper in front of the television, or your lunch at your desk? Do you eat on the go, grabbing whatever you can to satisfy that hunger craving? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you might be engaging in “mindless eating.” People watching television have been shown to consume more food than those in social situations. Today’s society focuses on getting as muchRead More

Unlock your potential by eating healthy this March

March 6, 2018 at 9:07 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Why do we eat? The answer seems obvious – we need food to survive. But there are other reasons for eating that go beyond simple survival. We eat because we like the taste, we’re bored and we want something to do, we’re at a get-together or celebration, or because we’re stressed. March is Nutrition Month, and Dietitians of Canada is asking you to Unlock the Potential of Food. They wantRead More

New Health Promotion program: Blast Off the Pounds!

January 9, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Tammy Buchanan, Health Promotion Manager Looking to make healthier choices this year? Blast Off the Pounds (BOP) is a new program developed to help members lose weight and start a regular exercise regime. The Health Promotion team, in collaboration with the Fitness and Sports crew, is committed to helping you make your positive changes “stick” this year. The 12-week program incorporates a diet component, training sessions, injury prevention and a visit to the grocery store,Read More

Butt Out!

January 9, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Health Promotion Are you wanting to quit smoking, vaping and/or chewing tobacco? If so, the pharmacist and Health Promotion Manager will be holding a Butt Out information session on: 17 January, 2018 1400-1500hrs 22 CF Health Services Centre The information session will review different medications that can ease physical withdrawal from nicotine, and will discuss the program’s education and support process to assist with problem solving and coping strategies to become addiction free! To registerRead More

LCol Brian Zimmerman logs into the InBody 270 while Tammy Buchanan conducts the test.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

New machine measures muscle, fat

October 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Jeff Gaye Given that knowledge is power, there is a role for good data in guiding personal health, fitness and even strength. 4 Wing’s Health Promotion department is trying out a new machine that can tell you your body composition including water, muscle and fat. This information can help you make informed choices regarding your personal health and fitness. The InBody 270 body composition analyzer uses electric currents (bioelectrical impedance) to measure what you’re madeRead More