Health and wellness

Lynn Jackson is one of many British Columbians joining forces with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. this Alzheimer’s Awareness Month to say, “Don’t change. Even if they do.” The campaign aims to inspire people to reflect on ways they will continue to show up for people in their lives who are affected by dementia.

Continue showing up for people living with dementia this Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

After she began having trouble with numbers and finding her way home…

  • Jan 17, 2022

 

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A challenge gang to battle the seasonal blues

Columnist writes about teaming up with your friends to motivate wellness

 

Ryan Rhodes is a University of Victoria professor and expert in exercise science, studying the psychology behind healthy behaviours. (Photo courtesy of the University of Victoria)

New year’s resolution dying already? B.C. psychologist has the answer

Resolutions are cliche – adopting healthy habits takes time, UVic expert says

 

Signs say ‘Mental Health Matters,’ ‘Gyms are Essential,’ and ‘#FreeBC’ (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)

West Kelowna gym ordered to close and fined $2,300 for disobeying COVID restrictions

Interior Health was escorted by RCMP at Iron Energy Gym

Signs say ‘Mental Health Matters,’ ‘Gyms are Essential,’ and ‘#FreeBC’ (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)
Sara Maksymowicz worries about the effect of cuts to non-emergency care on the South Island for adults facing eating disorders. (Courtesy Sara Maksymowicz)

‘A system of failures:’ Adult eating disorder services quietly dropped on south Island

Non-emergency resources have been a lifeline for Greater Victoria residents

Sara Maksymowicz worries about the effect of cuts to non-emergency care on the South Island for adults facing eating disorders. (Courtesy Sara Maksymowicz)
Dawn Pomponio, President of the Campbell River Perinatal Society is pictured donating $61252.75 to Deborah Koster of Campbell River Family Services Society Baby’s Best Chance pregnancy outreach program in Campbell River. Photo supplied by Campbell River Perinatal Society

Perinatal Society closing its doors before they even open

Housing prices made New Dawn House idea too expensive

Dawn Pomponio, President of the Campbell River Perinatal Society is pictured donating $61252.75 to Deborah Koster of Campbell River Family Services Society Baby’s Best Chance pregnancy outreach program in Campbell River. Photo supplied by Campbell River Perinatal Society
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Nov 29, 2021
Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.
Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)

Canada’s best tippers and most polite takeout customers found in one B.C. town

Uber Eats reports on driver experiences, picky eaters, popular dishes and more

Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)
Jordin Tootoo will be at this year’s We Care Fair. Photo Eventbrite

Jordin Tootoo to speak on mental health and suicide in Campbell River

We Care Fair hosted by First Nations health groups next week

Jordin Tootoo will be at this year’s We Care Fair. Photo Eventbrite
Sue Stewart (left) and Riley Severinski. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 11, 2021
Sue Stewart (left) and Riley Severinski. Jeff Weddell Photography.
Randy Gregory logged his bike rides around Kamloops for GoByBikeBC, and won a free cycling trip to the Baltics! This year's GoByBikeBC is Sep. 27 to Oct. 10, and you can win a cycling trip to France.

Bike for health, for the environment, or for a free trip to France!

Grab your friends and co-workers and GoByBike Sep. 27 to Oct. 10

  • Sep 27, 2021
Randy Gregory logged his bike rides around Kamloops for GoByBikeBC, and won a free cycling trip to the Baltics! This year's GoByBikeBC is Sep. 27 to Oct. 10, and you can win a cycling trip to France.
Dr. Abraham Alexander of the BC Cancer Foundation

New technology offers earlier, targeted treatment for men’s health

BC Cancer Foundation fundraiser aims to increase access to prostate cancer diagnostic tool

  • Sep 13, 2021
Dr. Abraham Alexander of the BC Cancer Foundation
The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer

Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

If implemented, the regulations would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
When you want to mix up your exercise routine, the Active Living team at Berwick by the Sea in Campbell River is ready.

5 Unconventional exercises for active seniors over 70

Tired of the same old routine? Try one of these activities for a good workout and a bit of fun!

  • Jun 14, 2021
When you want to mix up your exercise routine, the Active Living team at Berwick by the Sea in Campbell River is ready.
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph

When Cold Is Hot

Cold water swimming is therapy and exercise

  • May 26, 2021
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph
Island Health has announced the opening of new youth treatment beds, including the first site with multi-bed capacity in the Comox Valley. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Substance use treatment beds for youth added in the Comox Valley and Campbell River

Island Health has announced the opening of new youth treatment beds, including…

Island Health has announced the opening of new youth treatment beds, including the first site with multi-bed capacity in the Comox Valley. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Amy Tucker started cycling near her home in Kamloops during the pandemic, and says it was a big boost to her physical and mental health.

GoByBike week unites BC cyclists, two wheels apart

From May 31 to June 6, bike to exercise, bike to destress, and bike to win!

  • May 24, 2021
Amy Tucker started cycling near her home in Kamloops during the pandemic, and says it was a big boost to her physical and mental health.
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Island family sharing their story to support British Columbians affected by dementia

When Isabel Phillips crossed the finish line at her first Times Colonist…

  • May 17, 2021
Michael and Isabel Philips are sharing their experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Members of the Esquimalt Dippers ocean swimming group gather for a sunset dip in February. (Photo courtesy Sophie Malczewska)

Cold water swims boost physical, mental wellness for Vancouver Island dippers

Greater Victoria area Esquimalt Dippers group up to 70-plus members

Members of the Esquimalt Dippers ocean swimming group gather for a sunset dip in February. (Photo courtesy Sophie Malczewska)
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 10, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.