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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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  • You've likely heard of the latest coffee craze.....adding butter and MCT oil to your morning beverage to infuse it with all sorts of health benefits. But wait, do you know what MCT oil actually is? Do you know why these ingredients are thought to have health benefits? Before you jump on the butter coffee bandwagon, take a few minutes to read this post from Functional Nutritionist, Michal Ofer, where she explains the ins and outs of this latest health trend.
  • In this blog post , from Personal Trainer Irina Almassan, she summarizes the key findings and some cool facts from the book 'Why we Sleep" by Mathew Walker. Here are a few to pique your interest: A human needs 8 hours of sleep. Anything less than that (even 1 hour) has serious health consequences. The human brain needs a reset after 16 hours. If you are awake for longer than 16 hours, your brain starts to fail When you are not getting enough sleep, the body is particularly reluctant to give up fat Click here to read her full post, including part 2 of this series.
  • Making Kale Chips is an extra fun way to eat veggies, and a great recipe for getting kids involved in the kitchen by having them rip or massage the leaves! Kale is also easy to grow and is a fun gardening activity for home to get kids involved in learning about growing food. This recipe comes from Appetite to Play . Ingredients 2 bunches kale 2 Tbsp olive oil Pinch of salt and paper Instructions Wash and dry kale thoroughly. Remove stems. Rip kale into bite-sized (approximately 2 inch x 2 inch) pieces (not too small that they’ll become crumbs). Spread evenly on baking sheets then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Using hands, massage oil evenly into all piece of kale. Bake in a 325 F oven for 15 minutes checking occasionally but not stirring, until lightly golden and crisped. Safety Tips Help your child to wash her hands with soap and water before and after preparing food. 
 Supervise your child when using knives or other kitchen utensils. 


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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.