We are offering several free programs at various locations this month to help support you in making health changes. If you would like to register for a program you can call 902-792-2052, email HHWT@nshealth.ca, or drop by in person (located on the 2nd floor of the Hants Community Hospital).
Be Good To Your Gut!
Did you know good health starts in your gut? A healthy gut is at the core of overall wellness.
Learn how your digestive system works, the role of your gut bacteria and how to feed your gut for good health.
- Friday November 2nd from 1:00-2:30pm at Windsor Library
Hants Health and Wellness Team Walk and Chat *No Registration Required*
Where do you like to go for a walk? Do you take advantage of the FREE indoor walking space at the Windsor Community Centre during the cooler months. Come out and join members of the Hants Health and Wellness Team for a walk or just to chat at the Windsor Community Centre. Everyone is welcome.
- Wednesday November 7th from 8:30-9:30am at Windsor Community Centre
Hants Health and Wellness Team Drop-in *No Registration Required*
For people who have attended a Hants Health and Wellness Team group program and would like extra support with their goals to achieve better health.
- Wednesday November 7th from 11:00am-12:00pm at Hants Community Hospital Room 2A
Learn to practice the many ways to be physically active with little or no cost.
A physical activity screen is required. Please call no later than 5 business days before the program start date to complete this form.
- Wednesday November 14th from 10:00am-12:00pm at Isabel and Roy Jodrey Memorial Library, Hantsport
Fat, Sugar & Salt
Are you confused by the many different things you hear about fat, sugar and salt? You are not alone! Join our dietitian to learn more about these hot nutrition topics.
- Monday November 26th from 6:00-8:00pm at Hants Shore Community Health Centre
Personal Wellness Profile
Complete a lifestyle survey and have your cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, body fat and waist circumference measured. Receive a personalized report that lets you know how you are doing in nine health areas and find out your health age.
- Wednesday November 28th from 8:30-11:30am at Hants Community Hospital Room 2A
Introduction to Chair Yoga
Come out and join our physiotherapist who is also a certified yoga instructor in a 4-week wellness series about the health benefits of Chair Yoga. You will practice modified poses in sitting and standing as well as breathing exercises to quiet your mind and body. No yoga experience necessary, however, a physical activity screen must be completed with our physiotherapist prior to registration. Please call no later than 5 business days before the program start date to complete this form.
- Thursdays November 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 6:30-8:00pm at Windsor Elms
Ready, Set, Move!
Take the whole 4 week series or the session that interests you!
You will learn about the components of a physical activity program and practice skills in stretching, strengthening, and aerobic exercise. A participant physical activity screen is required for sessions 2, 3, and 4. Please call no later than 5 business days before the program start date to complete this form. Please see our flyer for a description of each session!
- Tuesdays November 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th from 9:30-11:30am at Hants Community Hospital Room 2A
Hants Health and Wellness Team Monthly Tip:
Pumpkins are good for a lot more than festive décor!
Take advantage of their bounty by trying new ways to fit pumpkin into your diet. Pumpkins are a superb food. Fiber rich and packed with health promoting nutrients like beta-carotene and potassium. And don’t discount the seeds! Just half a cup of toasted pumpkin seeds has 92 percent of your daily magnesium, which most people have trouble getting enough of. Plus, they’re full of protein and fiber to help you stay full on fewer calories.