National Health Day
Health and Wellness Expert declares February 20th National Health Day Mayor of Ottawa proclaims it for Nation's Capital
OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - For the 8th year in a row, well known Ottawa Chiropractor and health expert Dr. John Zielonka has declared Monday February 20th 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.
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 7 years ago with the idea. "While I'm pleased to see Ontario has finally taken me up on the idea (they have chosen to call it Family Day) I'm disappointed that it doesn't apply 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 much healthier."
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