Preventative Health Awareness Month February 1st-28th, 2023
As Canadians, we are fortunate to have access to high-quality healthcare, but the ongoing global pandemic has highlighted the importance of proactive health management. People are waking up to the importance of playing an active role in their health. The traditional "pill for an ill, wait until it's broken" approach to health is no longer sustainable, as our healthcare system struggles to keep up with demand.
By focusing on preventative care, we can take a proactive approach to our health, and "Become the CEO of Your Health."
Preventative Health Awareness Month aims to give Canadians the tools today for a healthier tomorrow.
What is PHAM?
PHAM will be a month-long interactive online grassroots campaign. We aim to bring together doctors of conventional medicine and complementary healthcare providers to help every Canadian stock their preventative health toolbox with actionable strategies they can use to keep themselves healthy at every age and stage of life.
Preventative Health Month has been recognized by Health Canada
What does Preventative Health Mean?
Another word for preventative health is prophylaxis. Preventative or prophylactic health measures help prevent disease. Common examples of preventative health measures include:
Seeing your doctor for regular check-ups, even if you are healthy.
Performing screening tests for diseases.
Making healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating a balanced diet and getting an adequate amount of sleep.
Understanding when we need to add minerals and vitamin supplements to our routine when we don’t have enough in our diet.
Identifying risk factors for diseases and mitigating them where possible.
Practicing Stress management and mindfulness.
Seeking to have a balanced lifestyle between all areas of your life - mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and even financial.
Utilizing complementary medicine such as Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, and more!
The State of Preventative Health in Canada
Nearly one-third of Canadian adults delayed seeking healthcare during the first year of the Pandemic
Preventative Health Awareness Month will run from February 1 to February 28, 2023. Each week we will focus on the following themes with professionals educating and empowering you to Become the CEO of Your Health.
Stress and Mindset
Think it’s all in your head? Stress and anxiety can have a huge impact on your physical and mental health and wellness. Learn about healthy mechanisms for coping with stress. We’ll also explore how to shift your health mindset from a reactive mindset to a proactive one.
Nutrition: Food is Fuel and Medicine
You’ve heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” Eating a well-balanced diet can help prevent certain ailments and improve your overall physical and mental health.
Movement and Mobility
It’s not just about how movement and exercise can keep your heart and lungs healthy, help you lose weight, and improve your mood. You’ll also learn how to take care of your bones, muscles, and joints to keep moving with ease and free of pain as you age.
Sleep and Relaxation
Sleep is when your body has time to heal itself. Like stress, sleep deprivation can have massive consequences for your physical and mental health. Get tips on how to sleep more and how to get better quality restorative sleep.
PHAM is for everyone—we’ll spend the month exploring all the ways to engage in preventative health so every Canadian can find the strategies and tools that work for them. There will also be several Focus Days throughout the month.
Bone Health Feb 9th, Healthy Aging Day, Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, Suicide Prevention Day, Addcition/Mental Health, Pre/Post Natal Day, Well Baby Day,
Become the CEO of Your Health and Join us for the Inaugural Preventative Health Awareness Month in 3 Easy Steps!
- Sign Up for Free!
- When you sign up you will receive regular updates and weekly schedules full of education focused on physical, mental, financial and emotional health prevention for all ages and stages of life.
- Join the Movement!
- Create a free account with our virtual PHAM event space where all of the events, presentations and community connections will take place. You’ll also want to follow us on social media for daily tips, updates and more!
- Learn. Grow. Feel Empowered.
- Feel empowered and build confidence within yourself to Become the CEO of Your Health!