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Fifty years of linguistic duality in the Defence Team

– This year marks an important milestone for the Official Languages Act – its 50th anniversary. Passed in 1969, the Official Languages Act describes how federal institutions shall treat both official languages and establishes official languages rights and obligations applicable to Department of National Defence employees and Canadian Armed Forces members.

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New recruit cooking

– A cook with formal culinary arts training says a career with Canada’s military is providing him a permanent port of stability from the topsy-turvy restaurant industry.

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Swimming versus Running

– The age old question is answered – what is the better method of exercise?

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Red River College signs support agreement for Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans

– Winnipeg, Manitoba — A program that allows military skills and training to count towards academic credits at post-secondary institutions is expanding to include Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg.

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Nutrition changes are on the horizon!

– Since the launch of Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, the Government of Canada has been taking action to make the healthier choice the easier choice for all Canadians. The Nutrition Month 2019 campaign is dedicated to help Canadians realize the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together.

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Ask the Expert: What’s the deal with intermittent fasting?

– Intermittent fasting is essentially a diet that cycles between periods of eating and not eating, and is often promoted for weight loss. There is insufficient evidence to recommend any intermittent energy restriction regimens. Military personnel should avoid being on duty in a fasted state as it can negatively affect safety and operational readiness…

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Ask the Expert: Exercise pills, are they real?

– It is important to note that these pills are designed to mimic the effects of exercise but none of them comes even close to providing the extensive number of benefits that physical exercise offers.

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Ask the Expert: How deep should I squat?

– Deep squatting may offer some training benefits but may not be possible or safe for some because of their anatomy or injuries…

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Ask the Expert: Could cold air freeze my lungs?

– While inhaling cold air won’t damage your lungs, it can irritate your airways and cause bronchospasms. You might experience a burning sensation in your airways, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing.

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RCAF Sports Achievement Awards

– Earlier this year, the recipients of the 2017 RCAF sports achievements awards were announced. The winners have also been nominated for the national Canadian Armed Forces Sports Awards, to be presented October 18, 2018.

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