Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Healthy living involves making choices to promote wellbeing in all areas of life – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It is doing what you can to help yourself be healthy and feel good.

When life gets busy we tend to let some of these good practices go because we feel we don’t have time for them or they just don’t seem as important as other things we have to do. However, taking time to care for yourself will help you in all areas of life. When we don’t practice healthy habits it becomes more difficult to handle everyday stresses and to cope with more difficult situations. So make the effort to help yourself out. This may include:

  • Eating regular meals
  • Prepping healthy food for the week ahead
  • Going for a walk each day
  • Breaking exercise down into 5 -10 minute mini workouts in your day
  • Walking, cycling, or rollerblading to and from work
  • Making that doctor’s appointment
  • Taking time to meditate or pray each day
  • Connecting with someone you’re close to each day
  • Improving the quantity or quality of your sleep (see Sleep tab)

If you need help creating a wellness plan, connect with one of our Wellness Specialists today at 1-877-602-1660 or at

Healthy living involves making choices to promote wellbeing in all areas of life – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Web Resources

Family Doctor Finder

If you do not have a Family Doctor, contact Family Doctor Finder at 204-786-7111 or toll-free 1-866-690-8260 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday).

Ways to access a Registered Dietitian:

- Find a Dietitian
- Dial a Dietitian 1-877-830-2892
- Call your local Access Centre to self-refer for an appointment
- Contact your primary care provider
- Private practice Registered Dietitians for those with extended insurance benefits

Health Education Groups

- Health Management Group Program Guide
 · Offers a variety of groups facilitated in-person (when possible), online or recorded sessions to view on your own schedule
- Nutrition for Busy People - addresses basic nutrition principles with lots of practical tips
- Craving Change is a registered program, learn more about your relationship with food
- Women’s Health clinic offers a weight-neutral approach to a healthy relationship with food 204-947-2422 ext 537 or email:

Provincial Eating Disorder Prevention And Recovery Program

Offers community based services to all genders ages 18 years or older who experience disordered eating or eating disorders, including compulsive or binge eating. Also provides educational workshops open to all genders ages 16 and up about body image, emotional eating, health, and self-esteem for clients, community members, families and service providers.
- 204-947-2422 ext. 137

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

YMCA-YWCA offers programs and services dedicated to personal growth and community development including:
- Newcomer Youth Wellness Program
- Mental Health Services Contact/Address Information:
 · Address: 301 Vaughan St
 · Phone: 204-831-3264
 · Email address:
 · Website:

Get Better Together

A program for living better with chronic disease. Get Better Together is a free 6 week program to help you take control of your health and be better able to: manage pain, start an exercise program, eat well to live well, use medications effectively, deal with fatigue and frustration, increase your energy level, solve problems and meet personal goals, and talk to your doctor and make choices. Call 204-632-3927 to register. Visit for more information.