Health and wellness

GoByBike BC Society envisions a future where everyone can experience the joy of cycling – for transportation, for play, for well-being, for the planet. Take part in Spring GoByBike Week May 30 to June 5!

This spring, return to cycling for a fresh start

More than just a bike ride — GoByBike for health, for the planet and for prizes!

  • May 16, 2022

 

Jim Mitchell is sharing his experience living with dementia to raise awareness as part of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Kamloops resident shares his story to bring more visibility to dementia

Jim Mitchell immigrated from England to Canada with his wife Margaret and…

  • Apr 18, 2022

 

Kara Nystrom, a contender for Miss Health and Fitness 2022, is possibly the first transgender woman to enter in the U.S. magazine contest. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

‘A queer, feminine body against the world’ for B.C. woman chasing fitness crown

Kara Nystrom has entered a U.S. magazine ’s Miss Health and Fitness contest, soon open to voting

 

Residents can consult with a variety of health and wellness professionals at the free Vernon Employee Health and Wellness Fair at the Vernon Recreation Centre on May 3, 2022. (File photo)

Health and wellness fair coming to Vernon rec centre

Businesses can register to become an exhibitor at the event until April 18

Residents can consult with a variety of health and wellness professionals at the free Vernon Employee Health and Wellness Fair at the Vernon Recreation Centre on May 3, 2022. (File photo)
Christina Camilleri (right), founder and director of the Healthy Essentials Clinic, accepts a cheque for $14,000 from Stephanie Hewson of the Okanagan Learning Foundation Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Lake Country clinic combats surge in youth eating disorders during pandemic

Founder of Healthy Essentials Clinic sheds light on issue during Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Christina Camilleri (right), founder and director of the Healthy Essentials Clinic, accepts a cheque for $14,000 from Stephanie Hewson of the Okanagan Learning Foundation Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Ami Salmen says her tattoos have helped her to accept her new body, and keep loving herself throughout her breast cancer journey. (Photo by Lexy Parks, courtesy of Ami Salmen)

Power of ink: How tattoos helped a B.C. woman through her breast cancer journey

Ami Salmen’s tattoos helped her throughout her breast cancer journey. She’s now in the running to be on the cover of Inked Magazine

Ami Salmen says her tattoos have helped her to accept her new body, and keep loving herself throughout her breast cancer journey. (Photo by Lexy Parks, courtesy of Ami Salmen)
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
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.
Simple food swaps can often make your favourite dishes diabetes-friendly, and in turn help protect your heart, says registered dietitian, Diana Steele.

Getting to the Heart of Type 2 Diabetes and Eating Well

Simple steps to make heart health part of managing diabetes

  • Jan 17, 2022
Simple food swaps can often make your favourite dishes diabetes-friendly, and in turn help protect your heart, says registered dietitian, Diana Steele.
Our Yoga Studio has re-opened despite public health orders (File photo)

Kelowna yoga studio remains open despite health orders

Ellis street studio has been warned of potential fines

Our Yoga Studio has re-opened despite public health orders (File photo)
Cross country skiing is one way to improve your health and build brown fat. (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club photo)

Get Outdoors! And build brown fat

Vernon outdoor enthusiast shares healthy lifestyle tips

Cross country skiing is one way to improve your health and build brown fat. (Sovereign Lake Nordic Club photo)
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

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)
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)
Larry Chalmers taking instruction on strength training from Personal Trainer Don MacLeod at Snap Fitness. (Submitted Photo)

Vernon seniors find positive ‘little victories’ at the gym

Coach helps people regain strength and life back

Larry Chalmers taking instruction on strength training from Personal Trainer Don MacLeod at Snap Fitness. (Submitted Photo)
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.
Traditional healers Edna and Laureen Felix from Splatsin were invited by the Shuswap Emergency Program to the reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort to provide support and healing for evacuees. They will be there this weekend, Nov. 27 and 28. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Traditional healing available to evacuees in Salmon Arm this weekend

Splatsin mother, daughter to offer a safe space so people can talk or take part in a Healing Circle

Traditional healers Edna and Laureen Felix from Splatsin were invited by the Shuswap Emergency Program to the reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort to provide support and healing for evacuees. They will be there this weekend, Nov. 27 and 28. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
(Photo: Metro Creative Stock)

Interior Health issues drug supply advisory for the Okanagan region

Very high doses of fetanyl and benzos have been found in drug supplies

(Photo: Metro Creative Stock)
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)
Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)

Interior Health remains mum on capacity restrictions

Many businesses in the region are demanding answers from the health authority

Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)
Researchers analyzed more than 1,200 Reddit posts to gather data. (Pexels photo)

Young people are quitting vaping due to health impacts: UBC Okanagan study

The study aims to inform resources that are created for those who want to quit e-cigarettes

Researchers analyzed more than 1,200 Reddit posts to gather data. (Pexels photo)
Paulette Talerico and her nephew Pierre Pelletier after the transplant. Paulette Talerico photo.

Golden woman donates kidney, advocates for living donor program

Paulette Talerico donated her kidney to her nephew in August, and is now advocating for donors

Paulette Talerico and her nephew Pierre Pelletier after the transplant. Paulette Talerico photo.