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.

COVID-19 summer safety

This article was contributed to by Dr. Beth Donaldson, Dr. Nathan Thakur, and Dr. Raymond McConville Summers are typically full of BBQ’s complete with share plates and skewers, happy hours where drink glasses clink in toast, adventurous vacations, and lively, yet crowded events. However, in the wake of COVID-19, our traditional summer activities have shifted […]

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.

always tired this might be why

Feeling more tired than usual? This might be why

You may be experiecing overwhelming thoughts during these times of uncertainty. But why have they manifested in the form of physically being more tired?

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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!


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.


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.

message from Copeman physicians

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 […]

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 […]