National Health Day - Health and wellness expert declares February 18th National Health Day - Mayor of Ottawa proclaims it for Nation's Capital

    OTTAWA, Feb. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - For the 4th year in a row, a well known
Ottawa Chiropractor and health expert is once again doing what Canadians have
been asking for over the last decade. Dr. John Zielonka of the Ottawa
Chiropractic and Natural Health Centre has declared Monday February 18th to be
officially known as National Health Day. The Mayor of Ottawa, the honourable
Larry O'Brien, has joined Dr. Zielonka's quest in proclaiming National Health
Day for the nation's capital for the fourth year in a row.
    Dr. Zielonka has written letters to every Member of Parliament, will be
on television and other news media, and has closed his office in Ottawa for
the day giving his employees the day off with pay. Dr. Zielonka wrote to
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty more than 2 years ago with the idea. "I'm
pleased to see Ontario has finally taken me up on the idea although they have
chosen to call it Family Day".
    The public has even been invited to Dr. Zielonka's website at to print a doctor's note encouraging that people
take the day off.
    Canadians are encouraged to do anything healthy on this day. The one
thing Dr. Zielonka would like them to do, however, is to learn 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:

For further information: Dr. Zielonka, (613) 688-1036, World Exchange
Plaza in Ottawa,

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