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Please enjoy this collection of health articles, tips, recipes and news from our expert clinical team members, including physicians, dietitians, kinesiologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists and family health nurses.

3 fitness apps to assist your at-home workouts

Here’s a review of 3 popular fitness apps that can help you stay active from the comfort of your own home.

How to work effectively from home

Those who are new to working from home may be finding it difficult to concentrate, stay motivated, or simply get into a good groove outside of the office.

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.

Meditation: Getting started

Meditation is a calming practice that relieves stress, and can be done almost anywhere. If you’re intimidated by the thought of meditating, don’t be! This video guide and article will help you get started on your journey to mindfulness. Body Position Whether you decide to meditate sitting in a chair on sitting on the floor, […]

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)!

Practicing intuitive eating during COVID-19

A global pandemic is uncharted territory for us all, inciting feelings of anxiety, fear and stress. Many feel anxiety in regards to job security, and are scared of getting sick or losing loved ones. We are all navigating a new way of living, and adapting to new routines, which can feel stressful. Lately, social media […]

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 […]

The pulse on pulses

Are you wondering what, exactly, a pulse is? A pulse is the edible seed from a legume plant. Pulses include beans, lentils, and peas. For example, a pea pod is a legume, but the pea inside the pod is the pulse! Pulses are high in protein and fibre – plus they taste delicious! Learn all […]

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.

Game Changers: Plant-based fact or fiction?

What’s a good activity for social-isolation? Netflix! We have all had a little more time to watch more Netflix lately, and the words “plant-based” seem to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue. This is fueled in part by the recent documentary “Game Changers.” The movie offers up a healthy dose of celebrity anecdotes, eye-catching […]

Plant-based power bowl

We all have more time to cook lately. Nourishing our body with healthy foods is an excellent way to feel well and support our immunity while we are practicing social distancing and self-isolation.

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Our position on Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

We strive to provide an evidence-based approach to your care. Learn more about our position on hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19.

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An important request from the physicians in BC at Copeman Healthcare

We can do this, but we can’t wait one more hour or one more day. Let’s save lives, together.

Gnocchi with savoury spiced nuts

What do we eat when we can’t visit restaurants? We say…extra time in your home means extra time to cook some delicious and nutritious meals! Pasta and nuts are two foods that have long shelf lives and are great items to stock-pile in your pantry during this time.

Workout of the day: March 23

It’s important to get our bodies moving, even as we practice social distancing. Exercise helps us sleep better at night, is good for our immune function, and provides valuable endorphins! Copeman Healthcare kinesiologists recommend getting at least 150 minutes of moderate or vigorous activity per week. While we may not be going to the gym, […]

Healthy ways to prep your pantry for self-isolation

No matter what, we need to eat! It can be overwhelming to shop for groceries, especially during these times of uncertainty. Many of us are wondering what kinds of foods to be stockpiling. Is it safe to buy fresh foods? How can we continue to stay healthy with non-perishable items? The foods we put into […]

Four things you should know about your gut

The way you feel is greatly impacted by the health of your gut. From eating fermented foods, to reducing anxiety- you can take care of your microbiome!

How does your DNA impact your health?

Your DNA can tell health professionals a lot about your health. With the field of genetics undergoing rapid growth and the invention of many new tests, healthcare is improving.

Seven health fads you may want to reconsider

We have all seen fads take over the media, but are any of them really worth trying? Is it possible that some of them may even be dangerous?

Five surprising things you probably didn’t know about exercise

Exercise can be used to treat, manage and prevent pain, inflammation and more! Read these five articles to learn about the lesser-known benefits of exercise, as well as how to move your body safely and effectively.

Your Copeman Care Team – Vancouver

The following table outlines the your Copeman care team, including your family physician or nurse practitioner, your registered nurse and your clinical care coordinator. Please note, your clinical care coordinator is your main point of contact for appointment bookings and changes. CLINICAL CARE TEAMS CLINICIAN REGISTERED NURSE CLINICAL CARE COORDINATOR PHONE Amra Dizdarevic, NP   […]

Last updated: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The most up-to-date information on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in Alberta and British Columbia can be found at the following websites: Alberta Health Services COVID-19 BC Centre for Disease Control Copeman Centres: We are excited to announce that we have resumed a number of in-clinic appointments at our Centres. As part of this process, we […]

Top 5 questions about Pap tests asked and answered

To help alleviate confusion (and possibly fears), here are answers to five of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Pap test

How to know if you have low iron: What you need to know about iron deficiency

About 5 percent of Canadians (and 8 percent of women) suffer from insufficient iron levels. Fortunately, diagnosis and treatment are relatively simple.

Connecting with food: How to nourish from the inside out

The foods we eat affect our mood, behaviour and brain function. We take a look at how to incorporate more food mindfulness into our lives.

Understanding pain: Why a “healed” injury can still hurt

Lingering ankle sprain? Pain without an apparent injury? Here’s why pain can come and go in such a seemingly random fashion.

What you can expect during a Copeman Kinesiology assessment

If you’re not moving properly or want to ensure you keep moving the way you need to, a Copeman kinesiologist can help.

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Fitness for life: The definitive guide

Copeman Healthcare’s team of kinesiologists presents the ultimate guide to exercise and fitness. Discover everything you need to know about exercising through every age and stage of life—plus, learn to love your workout routine and manage your weight, get healthier and improve your fitness level in a way that fits your lifestyle.

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Griddle cakes with blueberry sauce

These griddle cakes with blueberry sauce contain flaxseed and oat flour to provide a boost of fibre to help keep you feeling full longer.

The health benefits of flaxseed

Flaxseeds may be small, but they are powerful! This super-food is a whole grain known for its anti-inflammatory properties and other health benefits. Flax is found in many forms, and often sold in the grocery store as whole flax seed, ground flax meal, or flax oil.

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Lost in Translation: The Physician-Patient Relationship: 2019 Scholarship Finalist (AB)

Read one of the short listed submissions from Alberta for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Hasnaien Ahmed

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4 Progressive Exercises for Developing Muscular Coordination in the Lateral Subsystem

4 progressive exercises for developing muscular coordination in the lateral subsystem. These will help you improve balance as you stand, walk and run.

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The Role of Nutrition in Preventative Healthcare: 2019 Scholarship Finalist (BC)

Read one of the shortlisted submissions from BC for the 2019 Copeman Preventative Healthcare Scholarship award, submitted by Sophia Jhajj