Healthy Living in the North

Growing breastfeeding-friendly communities: you can help!

breastfeeding mom in barber shop

As a breastfeeding mother, I have received support from friends, family, health professionals, and community members. This was true in the early days, as my baby and I were getting the hang of breastfeeding, and it is still true today as I continue … [Continue reading]

Recipe for Your Best Beach Body

This summer, we want to know what wellness means to you! Share a  photo, story, drawing, or video explaining what wellness means to you for a chance to win a grand prize! To inspire you, we’ve featured regular wellness content on the Northern Health … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: Brighten up your plate with local fruits and veggies!

spinach dip

I’m always amazed at the selection of local fruits and vegetables in our grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and gardens throughout the summer months! Enjoying BC-grown produce is a great way to add variety and brighten up your plate with vibrant … [Continue reading]

Staying safe on the water this summer

children wearing lifejackets, fishing off boat

This summer, we want to know what wellness means to you! Share a photo, story, drawing, or video explaining what wellness means to you for a chance to win a grand prize! To inspire you, we’ve featured regular wellness content on the Northern Health … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: Beat the heat-take the cooking outdoors!

corn shrimp foil packet

I have yet to travel to the southern United States, but it is definitely on my list of top 10 places I’d like to visit. My husband’s grandparents are American and I’ve heard wonderful stories of the culture and food from their travels throughout the … [Continue reading]

Breathe easier during smoky skies

Smoky skies above the city

The province is currently inundated with numerous wildfires. Not only are fires a serious safety risk, but the smoke from these fires can be harmful to our health (especially to unborn children, children, the elderly, and those with chronic … [Continue reading]