Healthy Living in the North

Heart Month how-to: Heart attack recognition

Grandfather and granddaughter eating marshmallows.

Imagine this: You are enjoying a BBQ at your grandparents' home. Your grandmother is standing at the grill, serving up the burgers. When you approach with your plate, you can see she is sweating. It's hot near the flames, so you don't pay much … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: Cozy up to your freezer

cherry smoothie in glass

I love to watch cooking shows on TV. It’s a source of entertainment and culinary inspiration for me. But there is one thing that irks me every time I hear it on those shows – when a chef speaks negatively about cooking with frozen food. I agree … [Continue reading]

10 tips for talking to kids about tobacco

Family walking in woods.

You can make a difference! 1. Don't assume kids will learn all they need to know to be tobacco free at school and that you don't need to get involved. Parents can help their kids to avoid the use of tobacco. 2. Let them know how you feel about … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: Supporting culturally safe environments with traditional First Nations foods

Cook with Hugwiljum (fish soup)

As a member of the Aboriginal Health team at Northern Health, it's really important to me to support culturally safe health care environments. When health care settings are inclusive of Indigenous cultures and traditions, they become more culturally … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: Celebrating love with a cozy weekend breakfast

Breakfast has to be my favourite meal of the day. During the week, it’s always something quick, and usually something off of Marianne’s grab-and-go breakfast list. I was on a baked oatmeal kick for a while, too, and Carly’s Berry Banana Baked Oatmeal … [Continue reading]

Foodie Friday: Ditch the diet, not the healthy eating

The start of a new year often brings resolutions to eat better and get active. With the latest diet trends and celebrity weight loss stories hitting the internet and newsstands, it’s easy to get swept up in the promise of a quick fix. I read … [Continue reading]