Health and wellness

Tag Dundas has closed his studio, TNT Fitness in Abbotsford, for good due to financial pressures from COVID-19 pandemic measures. (Renee Reeves photo)

Abbotsford fitness studio closes doors permanently as COVID pandemic drags on

Sometimes the worst things in life can bring about the best things, says personal trainer

Tag Dundas has closed his studio, TNT Fitness in Abbotsford, for good due to financial pressures from COVID-19 pandemic measures. (Renee Reeves photo)
Majid Afunian (left), Dr. Fatemeh Basij and their daughter Rose in the plant-filled front office of Allard Dental Centre. At the end of 2021 they participated in the "We Are Here to Help" gift and toy drive to benefit Langley families.

Relaxing dentistry? This family dental clinic in Langley will help you say ‘ahhhh’

Advanced equipment and comforting atmosphere make regular dental check-ups a breeze!

  • Jan 17, 2022
Majid Afunian (left), Dr. Fatemeh Basij and their daughter Rose in the plant-filled front office of Allard Dental Centre. At the end of 2021 they participated in the "We Are Here to Help" gift and toy drive to benefit Langley families.
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)
The team at Olive Tree Aesthetics has some great solutions to help you look your best throughout winter, including treatments in the clinic or to use at home.

New Year, new beginning, new look: Look after you at Langley aesthetics clinic

A New Year means new beginnings – it’s a time for rejuvenation…

  • Jan 3, 2022
The team at Olive Tree Aesthetics has some great solutions to help you look your best throughout winter, including treatments in the clinic or to use at home.
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

  • Dec 27, 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.
Regular dental exams and hygiene appointments every three to six months keep your teeth in tip-top shape and head off problems before they become expensive.

Smile! Langley dental office makes your smile bright now and for the future

It’s easy to take a great smile for granted — just like…

  • Dec 13, 2021
Regular dental exams and hygiene appointments every three to six months keep your teeth in tip-top shape and head off problems before they become expensive.
Stephen Gillis coaching youth hockey after receiving life-saving surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. Stephen is now sharing his story as part of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Angel campaign. Visit vghfoundation.ca/angel-campaign to learn more.

‘Please help our coach!’ Hockey coach’s life saved by his team

Stephen Gillis loves hockey. The game has always been a part of…

  • Dec 6, 2021
Stephen Gillis coaching youth hockey after receiving life-saving surgery at Vancouver General Hospital. Stephen is now sharing his story as part of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Angel campaign. Visit vghfoundation.ca/angel-campaign to learn more.
No donation is too small, and whatever you can afford will be put straight to work ensuring caregivers have the tools they need to diagnose and treat patients efficiently, so patients can return home to their families faster, and in good health.

This holiday season, care for Langley’s caregivers

Matching donation doubles the impact of your gift to Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation

  • Dec 6, 2021
No donation is too small, and whatever you can afford will be put straight to work ensuring caregivers have the tools they need to diagnose and treat patients efficiently, so patients can return home to their families faster, and in good health.
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)
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.

20-year hospital journey inspires a legacy

Riley was just a six-week-old infant when her mom, Sue, was told…

  • Oct 18, 2021
Sue Stewart [left] and Riley Severinski [Right]. Jeff Weddell Photography.
Andrea from Olive Tree

Best face forward: Separating myths from reality

Langley aesthetics clinic shares naturally beautiful treatments

  • Sep 13, 2021
Andrea from Olive Tree
The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer

Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

If implemented, the regulations would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
'Langley Memorial was created by the local community so there’s a real sense of ownership among patients and staff,' says Heather Scott, executive director of Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.

By the community, for the community: Welcome to Langley Memorial’s new ER

Langley Memorial Hospital’s founding back in 1948 was possible because of its…

  • Jun 14, 2021
'Langley Memorial was created by the local community so there’s a real sense of ownership among patients and staff,' says Heather Scott, executive director of Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Neurofeedback recognizes that our brain can experience positive infulences that allow it to return to a place of comfort.

Retrain the brain: Tapping into tech to boost wellness

Throughout our lives, our brains – the amazing, intricate, ever-evolving organs that…

  • Jun 7, 2021
Neurofeedback recognizes that our brain can experience positive infulences that allow it to return to a place of comfort.
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph

When Cold Is Hot

Cold water swimming is therapy and exercise

  • May 26, 2021
Lia Crowe takes a cold water swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Don Denton photograph
Langley Lodge CEO Debra Hauptman, B.C. seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie and Shannon Woykin, Langley Meals on Wheels, took part in the recent seniors summit. (Photo composite)

COVID shone harsh spotlight on Langley seniors health and wellness issues

Isolation, housing, food insecurity and more discussed at recent seniors summit

Langley Lodge CEO Debra Hauptman, B.C. seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie and Shannon Woykin, Langley Meals on Wheels, took part in the recent seniors summit. (Photo composite)
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.

A family navigates childhood cancer through the pandemic

Jean Up this May and help kids get out of their hospital gowns and back into their jeans

  • May 17, 2021
Through fundraisers like Jean Up, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the hospital's world-leading experts who are working relentlessly to improve the lives of children like India.
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Family shares their story to create change for other families affected by dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 17, 2021
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.

Family shares their story to create change for other families affected by dementia

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s will help families at any stage in the dementia journey

  • May 10, 2021
Michael Harbott is sharing his and his wife Maureen’s experience on the dementia journey to raise awareness for the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s.