National Health Day - Health and Wellness Expert Dr. John Zielonka declares February 15, 2021 as National Health Day - Mayor of Ottawa proclaims it for Nation’s Capital

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Founded by Dr. John Zielonka, one of Canada’s top health and wellness experts, Monday February 15, 2021 marks the 17th anniversary of National Health Day in Canada. This year is especially important given our current situation.

“If ever there were a time to transform and protect your health for life, now is that time.”

The pandemic that the world has experienced over the past year has people looking for hope and guidance. As Dr. Zielonka states, “if ever there were a time to transform and protect your health for life, now is that time.”

Initially Dr. John Zielonka founded National Health Day to finally accomplish what many Canadians had been asking for over the last 2 decades, an extra holiday between New Year’s and Easter over Canada’s long winter. Dr. Zielonka’s purpose, however, was to help Canadians understand 2 things; the actual meaning of the word “health” and the fact that everyone is ultimately responsible for their own health.

Canadians are encouraged to do anything healthy on this day including learning the actual definition of the word health.

“The optimal state of physical, mental and social well-being – and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

“If all Canadians, especially politicians and doctors, understood what the word actually meant, and more importantly acted on it, our country would be a much healthier place.”

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