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NutritionistshareshearthealthymessagewithcollegeHealthWellnessHeartMonth16TuesdayFebruary252014FIREPERMITSMARCH1OCTOBER31FreerepermitsnowareavailablethroughyourlocalEnvironmentandSustainableResourceDevelopmentofce.BetweenMarch1andOctober31repermitsarerequiredorallburningexceptcampresoutsidetheUrbanServiceAreaoFortMcMurray.ThisincludesFortFitzgeraldSmithLandingGregoireLakeEstatesFortChipewyanAnzacSapraeCreekFortMackayEastDraperRoadFirstNationsCommunitiesFirepermitsarestillrequiredyear-roundwithintheUrbanServiceAreaoFortMcMurraythroughtheRegionalMunicipalityoWoodBualo.WHERETOGETYOURFIREPERMITInsidetheUrbanServiceareacontactRegionalMunicipalityoWoodBufalo780-792-5504OutsidetheUrbanServiceAreacontactEnvironmentandSustainableResourceDevelopment780-743-71256369FortMcMurrayLEGENDFORTMCMURRAYURBANSERVICEAREA2014GovernmentoAlbertaBaseDataProvidedbytheSpatialDataWarehouseLtd.InormationasdepictedissubjecttochangethereoretheGovernmentoAlbertaassumesnoresponsibilityordiscrepenciesattimeouse.ByMARIACHURCHHeartdiseasemightnotbeonyouraveragecollegestu-dentsradarbuttakingcareofyourheartisamessagepeopleofeveryageneedtoconsider.Thatwasoneofthemes-sagesFortSmithdietitianJaredTamsharedwithcol-legestudentsattheThebachacampuslastweekaspartofahealthysnacksinforma-tionalsessionforAuroraCollegeWeek.FebruaryisHeartMonthacrossCanadasoasacom-munitydietitianTamsaidhestakingeveryopportu-nitytosharepreventativemeasurestoreducetheriskofheartdisease.Heartdiseaseisconsis-tentlyamongthethreelead-ingcausesofdeathintheNWTandasrecentlyas2007wasthehighestaccordingtoStatisticsCanadadata.Tamsadviceforthoselookingtomaintainastrongheartisinshorttoeathealthyandexercise.NutritionandactivityarethetwobiggestmodiableriskfactorsforheartdiseaseTamtoldTheJournalinbetweenchattingwithcollegestudentsattheboothhesetupinthecollegesfoyerlastweek.ItseemsstraightforwardtoeatwellandexercisebutmanypeoplestrugglewithsettingS.M.A.R.T.goalsTamsaid.PeoplesayIwanttoloseweightbutthatsnotagoal.ItsnotsmartS.M.A.R.T.Itsnotspecicitsnotmea-surableitsnotachievableitsnotrealisticanditsnottimely.Thatswhatsmartstandsforhesaid.Iwanttoexercise30min-utesadayonatreadmillat800p.m.whilewatchingSeinfeld.ThatsaspecicgoalTamsaid.Tamsboothatthecollegefocusedonthenutritionalsideofahealthylifestylebyidenti-fyingwhichsnacksfoodsaretherightstufflikefruitsvegetablesandwholegraincrackersandwhichshouldbelabeledfoodpornlikecandychipsandpop.Alotofpeopleknowhowtoeatwellbutthebiggestchallengeformeistryingtogetpeoplemotivatedenoughtomakethechangesforthem-selveshesaid.StressbusylivesandalackofsleepareotherareasthatTamsaidcanaffecthearthealth.TamwhohasbeenworkinginFortSmithforsixmonthsnowsaidmostofhisclientscometohimthroughreferralsfromthehealthcentrethoughhewelcomesself-referralsaswellforthosestrugglingtoattainahealthylifestyle.HisservicesarefreeofchargethroughtheFortSmithHealthandSocialServicesAuthority.Tamsaidhesbeenhappywithmanyclientsprogressthusfar.Ivealreadyseenalotofpeoplechangebothknowl-edge-wiseandtheirwholeapproachtophysicalactiv-ityhesaid.FortSmithhasneverhadapermanentdietitianbeforesoIvegotalotofpeoplewhoarewill-ingtolearn.Hisnot-so-secretap-proachisthatallhissug-gestionsaresimpleandstraightforward.Every-thingItellthemIdomy-selfhesaid.Tamalsoholdscookingclassesonceamonthforthosewhomightstrugglewithpre-paringhealthymealoptions.Weremakingfreshhealthyandmostimportantlytastymealswiththosefoodshesaid.TolearnmoreaboutTamsservicescontacttheFortSmithhealthcentreat867872-6203orTamdirectlyat867872-6218.PhotoMariaChurchAlotofpeopleknowhowtoeatwellbutthebiggestchallengeformeistryingtogetpeoplemotivatedenoughtomakethechangesforthemselves.JaredTamJaredTamFortSmithsdietitianshowsanexampleofaheart-healthysnackduringhisinformationalsessionatAuroraCollegesThebachacampuslastweek.