While Canadian health care is generally regarded well internationally, a distinct lack of wellness programs tarnishes that reputation somewhat. That’s the view of Dr. Steven Grover, professor of medicine at McGill University and the senior author of a new study on workplace wellness.
“We focus on exercise not because my colleagues or I are exercise nuts, but for two reasons. One is that less than 20% of Canadians in any age category are truly physically active – 30 minutes for five days a week. Low physical activity is a real problem in our country, as it is in most western societies. The second reason is that you can pretty much teach anyone how to exercise safely.”
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