Don't Change Much encourages small lifestyle changes to achieve long-term benefits
OTTAWA, June 12, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian men aren't as healthy as they could be, in part due to lifestyle choices. But the good news is they don't have to change much to improve their physical health and wellness.
In 2016, the Public Health Agency of Canada invested $519,000 over three years to support the delivery of an online, accessible and engaging healthy lifestyle program to "nudge" men to make simple changes to their diet and sleep habits, alcohol and tobacco consumption, and physical activity. A further $4 million was committed in Budget 2016 and is now being invested to expand Don't Change Much. This will help reach and encourage more men to make and sustain healthier lifestyle choices, and enable the CMHF to test innovative ways to engage men and provide incentives to achieve lifestyle goals.
In addition to providing health information and tips that are easy to integrate into their lives, Don't Change Much encourages men to take its You Check quiz and get a snapshot of their current and future health.
Quotes"I encourage all Canadian men to take the time to learn about their health and to adopt changes that can lead to higher quality of physical health and mental well-being over the course of their lifetime." The Honourable Jane PhilpottMinister of Health
"CMHF envisions a country where men are acutely aware of their health risks and Canadian society values men as the final piece of the family health puzzle. We can prevent up to 70 per cent of men's chronic health problems without adding another dollar, doctor or hospital to the health care system through health initiatives directed at men."Dr. Larry Goldenberg,Founder, Canadian Men's Health Foundation
"The results from our Don't Change Much lifestyle initiative show that Canadian men and their families are more motivated when armed with health information and lifestyle programs and support. Our campaign is enabling men to hear, absorb and act on the idea that small lifestyle changes can have significant, long-term health benefits." Wayne HartrickPresident, Canadian Men's Health Foundation
Associated LinksCanadian Men's Health FoundationDon't Change MuchYou Check Health ToolVision for a healthy Canada
SOURCE Public Health Agency of Canada
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