Canada has a problem that we can help fix – over 98% of the healthcare industry’s resources are dedicated to treating illness NOT preventing it . Canadians are victims of fragmented health and fitness industries that don’t communicate. This is costing the Canadian healthcare system over $10b a year ($29b when you factor in excess weight as well), while sedentary lifestyles are a higher risk of premature death than obesity, smoking, or diabetes combined.
We need a paradigm shift in our thinking and actions that starts with the Prescription to Get Active Program . The program is designed to make physical activity an extension of the healthcare system for all Canadians. It helps connect Canadians to healthcare professionals to write a prescription for activity that can be redeemed for access to fitness/recreation options that can be provided by you.
The goal for the program is to have prescriptions written in every province and territory, every major city and every rural area in Canada. This means not only having doctors across the country writing prescriptions, but also recreation and fitness providers, activities, and online support options provided by fitness professionals like you.
Help us spread awareness and raise funds to accomplish this by:
Please help support this program by donating, sharing and helping us to help more Canadians get active and improve our healthcare system through prevention.
Together we CAN make a difference.