Post Tagged with: "Health Promotion"

Stay safe in the water

July 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Cold Lake has already had heat warnings this summer and it’s likely that this trend will continue through July and August. When the weather warms up, people want to cool off and will try to find ways to be in or around the water. In Cold Lake we are fortunate to have a great lake to enjoy outdoor water activities, and some have gone the extra step to set upRead More

Fuel for the summer!

June 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Summer officially begins on June 21, but summer activities have already started. Now that warmer weather has descended on Cold Lake, it’s likely that you’ve already enjoyed barbecuing, camping, or hiking. It can be a struggle to maintain a healthy balanced diet when vacation time rolls around and routines fly out the window, but it’s important to provide healthy fuel for your body so you can thoroughly enjoy your summerRead More

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It’s getting hot in here! Warning signs you might be too hot

June 5, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist After a winter that seemed it would never end, most of us are happy that the summer weather has finally appeared. With summer comes vacations, yard work, and outdoor adventures. These months also come with heat, which can be a welcome reprieve after temperatures of -40°C, but we need to keep in mind that too much heat can be a bad thing. The effects of higher than normal temperatures canRead More

There’s nothing better than a picnic!

There’s nothing better than a picnic!

May 29, 2018 at 8:00 am

Serena Knight 4 Wing’s PSP Community Recreation Department is working hard to help you make the best of Cold Lake’s short summers. We are kicking the summer off, in conjunction with the Health Promotion team and the 4 Wing Community Council, by hosting a Picnic in the Garden to celebrate June is Recreation month. We invite the entire defence team to get up, get out and get active with us at the 4 Wing CommunityRead More

Nikki Sinclair harvests lettuce from the tower garden at Col JJ Parr Sports Centre.
Photo: Jeff Gaye

Watch us grow! Health Promotion welcomes new tower gardens

May 22, 2018 at 12:16 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist The snow is gone, the grass is getting greener, and flowers are beginning to bloom; there are sure signs that summer is on the way. On the second floor of Col JJ Parr Sports Centre, our signs of summer have been growing steadily for a couple of months! Health Promotion has acquired three tower gardens, and the leafy greens that we planted have been growing rapidly, allowing us to haveRead More

The power of prevention

May 15, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Lisa Fisher, Health Promotion Specialist Benjamin Franklin said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Indeed, prevention is the key to avoiding health problems. Yet our society still struggles to understand the importance of primary prevention. There are three levels of prevention: primary, secondary and tertiary. Primary prevention aims to prevent disease or injury by eliminating exposure to hazards and altering unsafe or unhealthy behaviours. This involves education about healthy habits. OnceRead More