Some exciting news this week as the CBC (one of Canada’s major TV & Radio networks) has launched a six-month campaign titled Live Right Now, which aims to encourage Canadians to live healthier lifestyles and has the ambitious goal of “chang[ing] the health of this country”.
Although the CBC is promoting the initiative through all of its media platforms, the heart of the campaign is an online community at www.LiveRightNow.ca, where you can join other individuals who are also making healthy lifestyle changes. You can join an existing group (such as this one), or you can create your own. The most useful aspect of the site is likely the daily challenges that it offers – such as filling the fridge with veggies, as well as advice on easy ways to assess and track important indicators such as your waist circumference or aerobic fitness.
The CBC is also featuring a ton of content on it’s TV, radio, and web platforms as well – including a number of polls on how healthy Canadians think they are (not surprisingly, the typical perception is rosier than what the stats suggest), and interviews with experts such as our friend Arya Sharma of the Canadian Obesity Network (CON).
The project is targeted at Canadians but open to anyone, so if you’re looking to move towards a healthier lifestyle I would strongly encourage you check out the site and consider signing up for one or more of the challenges. And if you do sign-up, I’d love to hear your experience so feel free to leave a comment or tweet me at @travissaunders.
Good luck, and go check out the site – www.liverightnow.ca.