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Make healthy french fries – cut up potato or sweet potatoes and place in your oven with a small amount of oil and herbs and spices.

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  • Have you thought about being more physically active but don’t know where to start? Do you feel intimidated to go to a fitness center or exercise class? You’re not alone. There are a lot of older adults who understand how important it is to be active, and yet face a number of barriers that make it hard to do so. Did you know that there are free videos designed specifically for seniors that you can access? There are! You can either order the "Move for Life" DVD here , or you can go to this webpage , scroll down a little ways, and then access the videos for free.  The videos include “energy bursts” which are quick 2-minute exercises designed to help give you a little energy boost. And there is a “walkabout” video which takes you through an entire exercise class that you can do anywhere. It's NEVER too late to start being more physically active.
  • If you’re trying to increase the amount of healthy fats in your diet and limit the flour that you’re eating, then this is the cheese sauce for you. It’s super easy to make and tastes amazing! Use this sauce on roasted or steamed vegetables or use it for the cheese sauce in homemade macaroni and cheese. The recipe says that it doesn’t reheat very well, in my experience you can keep it in the fridge for a few days and it reheats just fine. We don’t use whipping cream very often in our house, so we use table cream instead for this recipe. Click here for the recipe .
  • Did you know that there is an amazing online resource dedicated to helping children with physical disabilities so they can develop the skills they need to confidently participate in play, sport and physical education with their peers? There is! And it’s amazing! Here are some of the things that you will find on the Let’s Play website : Toolkit – includes information about disabilities, a library of activities, tips on how to modify/adapt games and videos on different movements that can be practiced in a wheelchair Let’s Play coloring sheets – downloadable coloring book that depicts people participating in various adaptive sports  Wheelchair sport physical literacy information Information on how to apply for a sport wheelchair And a lot more! If you are a parent, teacher, coach or have someone in your life that uses a wheelchair and would like to be more active, definitely check out the Let’s Play website . Another awesome thing? Let’s Play is a British Columbia initiative.

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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.