Help Promote Healthy Living to Manitobans
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Physicians are concerned about Manitobans’ physical and mental health following two difficult pandemic years that resulted in disruptions and barriers to being healthy and keeping on top of medical concerns. Many Manitobans are rating their physical and mental health more poorly than before the pandemic, and say their own healthy habits and focus on prevention have declined over the last two years. Physicians are concerned by decreases in patients getting screened or coming in for visits to stay on top of chronic medical issues. Jump to our Summary of Research to Support the campaign.
The Live Healthy campaign provides practical tips to support Manitobans in improving their health and well-being. This includes outreach and awareness on social media and a new web resource with physicians’ advice at LiveHealthyManitoba.ca. With summer just around the corner, we hope Manitoba physicians and allied health care partners will join us in encouraging all Manitobans get back to their health, even if that’s just small steps towards living healthier.
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Even a small step toward better health is a step in the right direction. Visit LiveHealthyManitoba.ca to get tips from Manitoba Doctors on improving your health and well-being.
Safely reconnecting with family and friends can improve your health. Get other tips from Manitoba Doctors on how you can live a healthier life at LiveHealthyManitoba.ca
Including a few more vegetables can make an impact on your health. There are lots of small and easy changes that can improve your health. Get health tips from Manitoba Doctors at LiveHealthyManitoba.ca
Sedentary behaviour is almost as bad for your health as smoking. Take short breaks to move throughout the day, take the stairs or park a bit further away. Get more health tips that impact your health from Manitoba Doctors at LiveHealthyManitoba.ca
Not getting enough good quality sleep increases the risk of many health issues, including heart disease, stroke, obesity, and dementia. Find other tips on getting healthy from Manitoba Doctors at LiveHealthyManitoba.ca
The pandemic and the very long winter has made it difficult to focus on living healthy. Manitoba Doctors have tips to help you get back to health. You can start small and still have an impact. Visit LiveHealthyManitoba.ca for more information.
Preventing long-term stress can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, depression, and anxiety. Manitoba Doctors want to help you focus on your health. Find tips to help you commit to better health at LiveHealthyManitoba.ca
Routine medical screenings may have been missed during the pandemic. These screenings help catch diseases before onset of symptoms. Call your doctor to catch up on screenings. Visit LiveHealthyManitoba.ca to get other tips to improve your health from Manitoba Doctors.
Manitoba Doctors are here to help and most offer in-person or virtual appointments. Doctors have tips to improve your health. Visit LiveHealthyManitoba.ca for details.
Summary of Research to Support New Campaign
- 39% of Manitobans reported their own health habits and activities became worse during the pandemic (Source: DRMB Public Poll, May 2022). This includes healthy living activities such as diet, exercise, managing medications and getting screened for specific medical issues.
- The number of Manitobans who rate their own health as poor or fair has tripled during the pandemic, from 11% in 2019 to 31% now. (Source: 2019 from Stats Can, 2022 from DRMB Public Poll).
- 31% of Manitobans reported they delayed seeking care during the pandemic. (Source: Stats Can)
- 24% reported their mental health is worse compared to before the pandemic (Source: Stats Can)
- Research has found Canadians were less active during the pandemic, with more sedentary time and more screen time. (Example: Canadian study led by McMaster University researchers)