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Sponsor Spotlight: Partners in Health and Sport

Physicians in Nova Scotia recognize the positive link between an active lifestyle and improved health benefits. Physical activity and proper nutrition are the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle for everyone, regardless of age.

Nova Scotia has some of the highest rates of chronic diseases in Canada and Doctors Nova Scotia is committed to helping Nova Scotians achieve better health. Physical activity and proper nutrition can improve health and help prevent, delay or alleviate diseases and conditions like cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, stroke, hypertension, osteoporosis and depression.

Doctors Nova Scotia appreciates that being healthy means more than just avoiding visits to your doctor. It means adopting a lifestyle built on physical activity and proper nutrition.

In 2001 Doctors Nova Scotia strategically partnered with Sport Nova Scotia, the first of its kind in Canada. Doctors Nova Scotia is now considered a leader in health promotion, especially among physician groups across the country. Much of that success can be attributed to the partnership shared between the two organizations.

Doctors Nova Scotia has continued to expand its role in health promotion through other initiatives such as the Strive Health Promotion Award and the award-winning Kids’ Run Club, a free, school-based running program introduced in 2004. The organization also sponsors a number of youth runs including those at the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon in Halifax and the Cape Breton Fiddler’s Run. 

The association is proud of the success of these programs but acknowledges that there is more to be done.

After all, being healthy starts long before a visit to the doctor’s office.

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