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Active Living

Winter Active
January 22, 2016
Getting fresh air and being active is well known to help offset the winter blues

Move more every day
November 13, 2015
Our bodies are designed to move. But modern living has eliminated a lot of physical activity from our lives

Better sleep
October 02, 2015
Research has shown the link between insufficient sleep and serious health problems including heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes and obesity.

Good reasons to consider yoga
August 21, 2015
More and more people are learning and practicing yoga, and for good reason. There are many benefits to body, mind and soul.

Play safe in the bush
July 03, 2015
Yukoners know that in order to enjoy outdoor adventures, safety comes first.

Sleep more, gain less
February 06, 2015
Many studies show that sleeping fewer hours is associated with weight gain in children and adults.

Make every step count
January 30, 2015
One of the easiest ways to put activity back into our lives is to walk more.

Watch out for binge watching
October 24, 2014
You've heard of binge drinking, but have you heard of binge watching?

Mid-day energy boosters
August 08, 2014
Here are a couple of strategies to help level out energy levels throughout the day.

Staying alive
July 04, 2014
Most cardiac arrests happen at home, work or in public, away from health professionals.

Get the most out of biking
May 16, 2014
Cycling is a way of becoming more physically fit and it's easier on your knees and hips than running or walking.

Walking mindfully
May 02, 2014
Our ability to connect with nature -- often from our back door -- is one of the greatest health resources Yukoners have.

Wellness Plan sets direction
April 25, 2014
On the path together: Wellness Plan for Yukon's Children and Families sets out three paths to improve child and youth well-being.

Run for Mom
April 04, 2014
Free Learn to Run and Walk Clinics have started again this year in Whitehorse to support Run for Mom.

Sitting down? It's a problem
February 07, 2014
Spending too many hours of the day sitting is a health risk even for people who exercise regularly.

Need more E? Exercise!
January 24, 2014
If you've ever found yourself thinking, "I don't have the energy to go for a walk, a swim, a ski ...", read on.

Get the most out of walking
November 29, 2013
Walking is the single best form of physical activity. Swap 30 minutes of watching TV or playing a video game with a walk outdoors.

Turning back the clocks
November 01, 2013
Most of us are not getting as much sleep as our bodies and our brains require.

Change with the season
September 20, 2013
It's not surprising that we are more house-bound and less active in winter, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Move it and use it. Or lose it.
July 19, 2013
We can't prevent the loss of brain cells, but we can take steps to create new ones.

Sleep and the midnight sun
July 12, 2013
Despite the long days, our bodies still need about 8 hours of sleep to function well.

Smooth sailing
June 28, 2013
Going boating is a great way to enjoy nature, "get away from it all" and have fun with friends!

Hockey dads, soccer moms
June 21, 2013
Sometimes the competitive spirit in sports gets the better of us, and in the heat of the moment, we lose perspective.

Wear the gear
May 31, 2013
Being active is good for our bodies, minds and souls, but does it increase our risk for certain kinds of injuries?

Break up screen time
May 10, 2013
It's very easy to lose track of time while surfing the 'net or playing computer games. Before you know it, hours have gone by...

Spring into action!
April 12, 2013
If the winter cramped your active lifestyle, now's the time to hit the streets and trails.

Start a walking group
January 18, 2013
On your marks, get ready, start a walking group!

Getting to 150
November 16, 2012
150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity per week is all that it takes to get the health benefits of physical activity.

Travel smart, travel safe
November 30, 2012
Being in nature is good for our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Move at work
September 21, 2012
If you have a desk job, try to find little ways to move more while at work.

X-rated exercise
August 10, 2012
According to the Mayo Clinic, regular physical activity increases sexual arousal for women, and men who are sexually active are less likely to have problems with erectile dysfunction.

Make an Active Date
July 13, 2012
"Let's go for coffee!" Have you noticed how often our get-togethers with friends revolve around food?