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Join a sports team. This can be a fun way to stay active, meet people and add some excitement to your life. Just make sure that you have the fitness level to participate safely in your desired sport.

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  • For those of you who are looking for safe and effective exercises you can do at home or at the gym, this post is for you. This video is brought to you by Julie Elliot, Clinic Director at the LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic in Abbotsford. Julie can be reached at
  • Most of us have experienced a bout of back pain or at least know someone who has. As annoying as it is, most of the time, back pain will go away by itself. However, sometimes back pain can be more serious or be caused by specific conditions. Check with your health care provider or contact a HealthLink BC nurse at 8-1-1 to see if you should seek care. The spine and back are truly amazing. The spine is made of vertebrae that are held together by ligaments and muscles. Between the vertebrae, you have spongy disks that provide cushioning, and in the centre of the vertebrae you have the spinal cord made up of nerves. In the old days, bed rest was a common treatment for back pain. We now know that advice is not very useful. It’s now encouraged that you continue with your day-to-day activities and walking, but change your other physical activity only as you need to. Click here to read the rest of the article from Healthy Families BC and learn what you can do to help prevent back pain.
  • If you told me a few months ago that one of my favorite side dishes was going to be roasted brussel sprouts, I would have just laughed. This is a super simple recipe. I jazz mine up a bit by adding in some chooped garlic, onions and bacon (chop up the raw bacon into small pieces and mix with everything else). I also like to line my baking sheet with parchment paper, makes the clean up WAY easier. Click here for the recipe .

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Healthy Abbotsford is a city-wide initiative to engage the residents of the community in promoting, fostering and engaging in healthy lifestyle choices to encouratge the overall improvement in the health and well being of residents of abbotsford.