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Making Exercise Appealing for Young Couch Potatoes

Yes, there’s a television in Steinbeck’s Scottsdale, Ariz., home. But the family’s television room also boasts an exercise bicycle, mini trampoline, and several large exercise balls.

Her two children are just as interested in the tube as any other red-blooded American kids, but Steinbeck sees to it that if they’re tuned in, they’re exercising at the same time.

Everyone in the family uses the equipment as we watch television, the author of the best-selling Fat Free cookbook series explains. That way, the kids are hardly ever sitting and they’re in constant motion. It’s one way to make viewing more than a passive activity. Read more…

THE INTERVIEW: Dr Bonnie Henry, H1N1 flu fighter

In this month's issue of Parkhurst Exchange, which should be arriving on physicians' desks across the country right about now, you'll find a short Q&A with Dr Bonnie Henry (right), the BC Centre for Disease Control’s director of Public Health Emergency Management the author of the new book Soap and Water & Common Sense: The Definitive Guide to Viruses, Bacteria, Parasites, and Disease (Anansi).

Online, you can read the full version of the interview, in which we discuss the severity of this pandemic, the steps family physicians can take to make their waiting rooms safer, special billing codes for H1N1 flu consults, and the interesting and pertinent story behind how Canada decided to manufacture its own vaccines after the 1976 swine flu, among other things.

Click here to read the full interview.


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