Local Businesses To Check Out this World Health Day
World Health Day is recognized internationally on April 7 to generate awareness for health issues that affect the world. Created by the World Health Organization, an organization which is committed to ensuring that everyone everywhere can realize the right to good health. Whether you’re improving your physical or mental health, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite local businesses across Western Canada in the health and wellness industry.
Switch up your fitness routine
Looking for a new fitness routine? Barre Belle is a unique workout inspired by dance training and combines strength and cardio sequences designed to make you sweat. Visit their website to sign up for their live stream and on-demand classes. If you’re in the mood for a relaxing recovery session, try out Oxygen Victoria to enrich your body, mind and soul. If you’re looking for a more high intensity workout, visit Undefeated Health & Performance in Winnipeg for a cross fit style home workout program, or GoodLife Fitness for a one-on-one personal training session with locations across Canada.
Nourish your body with healthy food and products
A healthy diet is essential for good health and nutrition. Check out Calgary Farmer’s Market to add in-seasonal fruits and vegetables to your diet, while supporting local farmers. Visit Blush Lane Organic Market in Edmonton for an exceptional variety of organic and natural groceries, raw and vegan foods, and farm-direct produce from Blush Lane’s own organic orchard. Penny Fausta Pharmacy is a full-service pharmacy based in Calgary designed to provide you with healthy and vibrant products. Manage your medication online, or set up a virtual chat with a pharmacist by visiting their website.
Give yourself a mental health break
Relax and unwind with Pure Float in Vancouver, a wellness centre and urban sanctuary providing premium flotation and sensory deprivation therapy. Tank float therapy aids in relieving stress, helping relax your muscles, and deepens meditation practices. Get pampered by Polished Beautyspa in Saskatoon, an organic luxury spa that offers world class facial treatments and professional skincare from an owner with 20 years of professional industry experience. Book a treatment or order online by clicking here.
Support charities that create healthy communities
This year’s theme for World Health Day is aimed around eliminating health inequities to build a fairer, healthier world for everyone. Community Food Centres Canada builds health, belonging and social justice in low-income communities through the power of food. In 2020, Shaw donated $1 million to help with food security to impacted Canadians during this time of crisis. Learn more about their mission and how you can get involved by visiting here. Black Youth Helpline is designed for the primary prevention of social and psychological breakdown in communities through a focus on education, health and community development. Through youth helpline services, family assessments and interventions, and stay-in-school initiatives, they are helping prevent causes of social breakdown at the local level. Get involved by volunteer or donating here.