What would you do if there was a program that could help you get to healthier living? To help you eat better, move more and manage stress? Last year, Desjardins surveyed almost 3,000 Canadians and found that 1 in 4 Canadians admitted they're not in good physical health.

If you're in the GTA in Ontario, there's an exciting program offered by the Heart & Stroke Foundation that will help you get to a healthier lifestyle. It's called Activate, a free 6-month wellness program to help you manage your blood pressure for a healthier life. The program gives you access to:

A personal health coach to help keep you on track
  • Access to an online health platform that has advice, trackers and a community forum
  • Advice from a Loblaws in-store Dietician
  • A free 2-month membership to the YMCA of Greater Toronto and Oakville, plus a free personal training session
  • Up to 40,000 PC Optimum points for making healthy lifestyles choices
Talk about an incentive to kick-start your journey towards healthier living! Desjardins has supported the Heart & Stroke for many years now. Promoting healthier lifestyles is part of their mandate. In February, Desjardins worked with Heart & Stroke to pilot this program at our St. Clair office in Toronto. But you don't have to be a Desjardins employee to participate! Anyone in the GTA can enroll in the program if you meet the following requirements:
  1. Over 40 years old
  2. Do not have diabetes
  3. Not on blood pressure medication
  4. Have blood pressure between 121-139 systolic
Don't meet the program requirements or outside of the Toronto area? Visit heartandstroke.ca/get-healthy to learn how you can eat healthier, maintain a healthy weight, reduce stress and more.

It's never too late to change habits to live a healthier lifestyle. If you're in the Toronto area and would like to learn more about the program, visit heartandstroke.ca/activate.

Activate Locations in the Greater Toronto Area
January - May 2019

Book your free, in-person, appointment with a trained volunteer to see if you qualify for Activate by visiting : heartandstroke.ca/activate/locations

For journalists only: Zac Stevenson
1-877-306-5252, ext. 6324737