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Synchronize Your Swimming

With the heatwave hitting the lower mainland many of us will try and keep cool. Some of us might have refreshing drinks; others might find a building with air conditioning while some will hit up the local beach or community pool. Swimming isn’t just a great way to stay cool; it is a great way to stay active during the summer heat. If you have had a recent injury or have repetitive strain injuries (RSI), you might think that the last place you should be is in the water. However, swimming provides a low risk way to keep the body moving, while stretching and strengthening specific muscles. Repetitive strain injury is a general term used to describe pain felt in tendons and muscles caused by rep

#Buy Local

We are fortunate enough to live in a province that has a huge variety of local foods produced by local farmers. The fruit season in BC is under way with cherries coming out shortly followed by peaches, nectarines, blueberries…the list goes on and on. Buying local produce has many benefits to the customer, community, and environment. Going to your local produce market may have more impact than you think. On average food travels 1,200 km from farm to plate(1). This is a huge impact on the environment. The produce is usually harvested before it is ripe so that it is ready once it is in stores. On the journey sugars turn to starches, plant cells shrink, and plants lose their vitality. On the oth