McGuinty didn't give you Family Day off? Take the day off for the sake of your health and print your doctor's note while you're at it!

National Health Day
Health and Wellness Expert declares February 21st National Health Day
Mayor of Ottawa proclaims it for Nation's Capital

OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - For the 7th year in a row, well known Ottawa Chiropractor and health expert Dr. John Zielonka has declared Monday February 21st to be officially known as National Health Day. The Mayor of the city of Ottawa, Jim Watson, has joined Dr. Zielonka's quest in proclaiming National Health Day for the nation's capital.

The public is invited to Dr. Zielonka's website at or to print a doctor's note encouraging that people take the day off.

Each year Dr. Zielonka encourages every MP to join his quest and has closed his office for the day giving his employees the day off with pay. Dr. Zielonka wrote to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty more than 6 years ago with the idea. "It appears that Mr. McGuinty took the idea the following year but failed to apply it to everyone".

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 better place."


For further information:

Please contact Dr. Zielonka at (613) 688-1036, World Exchange Plaza.
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