A resource guide on how to implement physical activity programs that will motivate older adults, as well as a program called Forever…in motion. The general goal of Forever…in motion is to increase opportunities for physical activity among older adults living in congregate housing. The target group is adults 50 years and over.
- The in motion initiative
A website designed to allow individuals and groups involved with Indigenous food related action, research, and policy reform to network and share relevant resources and information.
- Indigenous Food Systems Networks
Healthy aging is an adventurous journey. It is about taking steps that are important to you and using opportunities to take care of yourself. This toolkit offers tips and ideas on how you can maintain a positive sense of well-being and enhance your mental fitness. It can be used individually or with groups who want to have discussions on the topic of mental fitness and healthy aging. It includes activity sheets to fill out and many links to other relevant resources.
- The Wellness Movement
The “Learn to Run for Smokers” program was designed by the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. The objective of the 8-week program is to teach smokers and quitters training and running techniques. The underlying objective is to initiate the participants to running and being active, in order for them to grow a greater interest for it and eventually use it as a motivation to quit smoking, or keep living tobacco-free, since physical activity and smoking don’t belong together.
As of July 2015, the program is offered in the Acadian Peninsula only, by contacting Brigitte Ouellette – Brigitte.Ouellette@vitalitenb.ca or Marie-Josée Roussel – MarieJosee.Roussel2@vitalitenb.ca
- The Lung Association of Nova Scotia
The “Learn to Run for Smokers” program can be implemented anywhere in New Brunswick, by any group interested in coordinating it. To learn more on the program, how it works and how to start a group in your community, watch this webinar presented by one of the lead persons who implemented it in New Brunswick’s Acadian Peninsula.
- This webinar was presented by the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition of New Brunswick in collaboration with the New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition
Live Well | Bien Vivre (LW|BV) is a Health Coaching program residing with Diabetes Canada and funded by the Government of New Brunswick. Free and accessible to anyone 19 and older, their Health Coaches are present in various regions across the province working to support clients in the pursuit of their wellness goals. Their unique approach guides clients through stages of change, while connecting participants with community resources and supporting self determination. Live Well | Bien Vivre wants to see New Brunswickers’ health and wellness thrive and is dedicated to having a positive impact on health outcomes to prevent chronic disease. Contact a health coach today to start your journey!
Stay in touch with Live Well | Bien Vivre via their Facebook page.
- Diabetes Canada
Make sure your event supports wellness by being smoke-free! This guide is designed to help you during your planning with information and ideas to help make your outdoor community event smoke-free.
Outdoor events provide a wonderful opportunity for community activity and engagement. Most New Brunswickers don’t want to breathe in second-hand smoke. Creating a smoke-free outdoor event protects people, especially children, from exposure to dangerous second-hand smoke.
This guide was originally launched in January 2015. The legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018 and the increasing popularity of vapour products over recent years pose new challenges regarding the promotion and respect of wellness-supporting tobacco and smoke-free environments. The guide has been revised in April 2019 to reflect these new challenges, and now includes a companion Guide and toolkit to promote the smoke-free nature of your event.
- New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (NBATC)
Resources to help and support school administrators and other educators, school board members, parents, and nutrition services professionals in making the case for healthy, freshly prepared school meals, for the sake of academic success and better health for students and communities.
- Center for Ecoliteracy
This 2013 report describes the current Canadian evidence on geographical access to nutritious food, and associations between food environments and diet-related health outcomes.
- Health Canada