10 tips to prepare for cold and flu season during COVID-19

Crisp mornings, crunchy leaves, and pumpkin spiced lattes signify that fall has arrived and that winter is soon to come – however – fall and winter, while festive and seasonal, are also known as cold and flu season. Read more for 10 tips on how to prepare for this year’s cold and flu season.

Mask wearing 101

From storing and cleaning your mask to tips for proper use, here is everything that you need to know about gettng the most out of your face mask

An update on antibody testing for COVID-19

Here’s a review of where British Columbia and Alberta are at in ensuring safe and effective antibody testing for the public.

5 tips to support your child’s mental health as they attend school this year

Here are 5 tips to support your child’s mental health (not to mention your own) as they return to school this fall

Returning to school during COVID-19

As parents, we want to do everything we can to continue the education and development of our children, yet we also want to protect them from COVID-19.

How to manage “return to work” anxiety during the pandemic

The prospect of returning to work during COVID-19 can cause a variety of thoughts and emotions. Here are some tips to manage “return to work” anxiety.

Virtual prevention screen FAQ

While we have all been living through unprecedented social change during the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that continuity of care and tracking your health risks is important at all times. To better serve your needs, and accommodate your health and safety, we are excited to introduce the virtual prevention screen. The virtual prevention screen is […]

How will we win the COVID-19 war?

This article will provide an overview of the progress that we have made to help us treat COVID-19 and find an effective vaccine.

White bean and veggie pasta

There’s nothing like a fresh and hearty pasta dish. This white bean and veggie pasta is full of protein and fibre from ingredients like bean based pasta, white beans, and veggies. While this recipe is nutrient packed, it also features white wine and parmesan cheese – so you feel like you’re eating at your favourite Italian restaurant even though you’re in the comfort of your own home! Watch the video, or read the recipe written out below. Either way, we know you’ll love this healthy and hearty dish.

4 food safety tips for your next social gathering

The warmer weather has us craving the outdoors more than ever. Months of isolation also has us craving our social groups! After all, what defines spring and summer more than a good happy hour with your friends and neighbors? While physically distanced gatherings of 6 or less people are now permitted in British Columbia and […]

Mental health resources

As we continue to practice physical distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our social groups and day-to-day routines have changed dramatically. All of these life changes, as well as the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, can have impacts on our mental health. It is with this in mind that we have created the […]

What to expect from your next appointment with your physician

As restrictions gradually lift in British Columbia and Alberta, services are starting to re-open. This could mean you get to visit your favourite coffee shop for a take-away latte, or finally get your hair cut! Your physician’s office, or medical clinic, is most likely re-opening as well, and starting to see patients for more urgent, […]

3 tips for mindful meals

With more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your eating patterns are probably looking a little different than usual. You might be spending more time in the kitchen snacking, or you may be skipping meals due to increased anxiety and stress. These changes in eating habits are normal reactions to an abnormal situation, […]

Couch ergonomics

Many of us are used to working in offices with ergonomic set-ups. However, as most of us work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we may not have access to standing desks or ergonomic office chairs. In fact, many of us have nowhere else to work besides our couch! Watch below as I explain couch […]

Blueberry chia seed pudding

With most of us staying home more than we are used to, we have a little extra time to hang out in the kitchen! This is a great opportunity to improve your skills in the kitchen and try out some new recipes.

No nonsense guide to sex and intimacy during COVID-19

Whether you find yourself spending more time with your partner or you are single, here are some tips to navigate sex and intimacy during COVID

The 5 W’s of COVID-19

How do you protect yourself and your family from misinformation regarding COVID-19? Consider following the 5 W’s of finding credible medical facts.

Chickpea Salad

Tuna and egg salad are popular sandwich fillings, but these days, we may be missing some of our usual staples. What if you don’t have ingredients, like eggs, in the fridge? Or, maybe you’re transitioning to a vegetarian diet? This chickpea salad recipe is the perfect high fibre and vegetarian protein packed sandwich filling that uses a common pantry staple – beans (aka pulses)!

Tips for staying food safe during COVID-19

This guide to food safety during COVID-19 covers what to do before, during, and after your trip to the grocery store, and includes advice on take-out foods.

Viral and antibody testing for COVID-19

An update on viral and antibody testing for COVID-19

3 methods for homemade face masks

Are you confused about whether or not you need to wear a mask? This guide to DIY face masks features patterns to help you craft your own.

The health benefits of owning a dog

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to health officials calling for us to stay home and practice physical distancing. While it is socially responsible to stay at home, our physical and mental health can be negatively impacted in times of isolation if we’re not careful. It’s important, especially nowadays, to have ways to cope with the […]

Comfort food recipes for spring and summer

It’s no secret that we’re searching for comfort these days. Being in our homes more than usual has us searching for stimulating, yet relaxing activities. Whipping up some tasty treats in your kitchen is a great way to engage your children, and mindfully indulge in a healthier treat during a stressful time. The following recipes […]

High fibre banana bread

If you’re craving something warm…

We’re all in our homes much more than we’d like to be these days. Many of us are also looking for comfort in the midst of uncertainty. Imagine the smell of banana bread filling up your house with warmth and coziness as it bakes in the oven…

Banana bread is a traditional North American dessert enjoyed equally by both adults and children. It’s easy to make, requires no kneading, and it’s delicious! So dig out those frozen bananas from the bottom of your freezer, get your kids involved, and get baking! While this is a “comfort food” recipe, this recipe calls for rolled oats and whole-wheat flour. These ingredients add the benefit of fibre to your comforting treat!

Lemon poppy seed cake

If you’re craving something fresh to celebrate the beginning of spring…

Although it seems like spring is coming late this year, we will soon be seeing the green grass, blossoming trees and wildflowers! There’s a lot going on in the world, but why not celebrate the arrival of spring with a fruity dessert? Many of us start craving something light, fresh and fruity in terms of desserts around this time of year. To add that extra pep in your step this spring season, try this lemon poppy seed cake.

This recipe is easy to make and calls for olive oil (a healthier fat for heart health), plain Greek yogurt (a good source of protein and calcium), and lemon juice (a good source of vitamin C). Give this recipe a try and it might just become your go-to when craving something with citrus!

Berry frozen yogurt

If you’re craving a frozen dessert …

With warmer days coming soon, it’s good to have a quick and easy cold dessert up your sleeve. Keep reading to find an easy recipe that might just become your children’s favourite way to get involved in the kitchen. This berry frozen yogurt is full of antioxidants from the berries, as well as calcium and protein from Greek yogurt. This makes for a delicious and nutritious choice!

COVID-19 FAQ

The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shift in our day-to-day lives. We used to travel to the grocery store without a second thought, and meeting friends for dinner or coffee was a weekly ritual. As we self-isolate and practice physical distancing, many of us are unsure how long this pandemic will last, and are […]

Fiesta pie

Is it a pie, a lasagna, or an enchilada? Whatever you call it, this dish is a hearty, pulse-packed flavour party and a great way to use some of those canned beans in the pantry. Beans are packed with fibre, and are a sustainable and inexpensive protein.

Virtual training at Copeman Healthcare

Stuck at home? This article features links for fitness resources online, as well as information on Copeman Healthcare’s virtual personal training program.

6 tips for smart snacking

6 tips for smart snacking when working from home

To help you stay on course with healthy eating habits during this challenging time, we’ve put together our top 6 tips to help you control your snack-appetite.

5 tips for grocery shopping during COVID-19

Minimize your trips to the grocery store by having a game plan in place. Read these five tips to make your next shop that much easier!

Advice for parents during COVID-19

This article features common questions about parenting during COVID-19, including information to keep children physically and mentally healthy

Why it’s important to stay active in times of self-isolation

Keeping your body moving has many benefits, particularly in times of stress. Here are 3 things to keep in mind while exercising at home or during isolation

How to curb anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

Whether you’re experiencing extreme anxiety or moderate levels that are normal, here are some strategies that can help you manage those anxious feelings.

Going the social distance

In the spirit of maintaining our social distance, here are a few tips to help us keep our sanity and perhaps even enjoy our time in relative isolation.

5 things to consider as we navigate COVID-19

Here are some suggestions to help you manage the overwhelming amount of information on COVID-19 and keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy.