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If you are walking on sidewalks, be aware that they can be on a slant. Prolonged walking on a slant can cause hip and low back problems. Try to walk on level ground as much as possible. When not possible, try to spend equal time slanted each way.

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  • There are so many health benefits from doing yoga. Everything from feeling better physically to feeling better mentally.  Lots of people are nervous about trying yoga for the first time. They'r afriad that they will look silly, or that the class might be too hard. Here's a really great yoga class (for beginners) that you can do at home, no special equipment needed. And, if you find that you really like yoga, come try one of the yoga classes that the City of Abbotsford has to offer. Click here to see the drop in schedules.
  • Homemade salsa is a really easy thing to make. You can made it mild or spicy and even experiment with adding in things like mangos or strawberries. Once you have a good base recipe that you like there are so many possibilities! And, it's a great way to eat more vegetables. Salsa is great with chips or crackers, on top of scambled eggs, mixed in with some avacado or as a dip for veggies like celery.  Here's a good base recipe for salsa from Appetite to Play.
  • When it comes to making healthier choices in your life, in many cases what stops us is a lack of time. It can feel like we don't have enough time to cook dinner at home, we don't have enough time to go for a family walk, etc.  While it often feels easier to just do everything yourself (the dishes, the cooking, the laundry, the cleaning), if we find ways to get our kids to help not only does it lighten our load, it also teaches them really important life skills. Our kids will need to know how to do all this stuff themselves when they are adults and out on their own. At first, getting your kids to help around the house might seem like more work than help, it probaby is. AND, if you stick with it, they will get it, and their help will give you more time and more freedom. If you need a few tips on how to get your kids involved, check out this post from Weelicious where they share 8 tips to encourage children with household chores. Note - there are some product endorsements in their article. We do not endorse or promote any products.

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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.