Registration for the 18th annual Heartland Tour is now open.  Win our 2024 jersey (or a $50 grocery gift card) by being the 1500th, etc. person to register.

Participation is non-competitive, open to all ages and abilities, and, thanks to our sponsors -
it's all free!  We want to see you, not your money.

We are excited to announce that we have added Amherst to our list of communities the Tour will visit in 2024.

July 6 - Halifax
July 7 - Scotsburn 
July 8 -
Sydney
July 9 - Antigonish
July 10 - Truro
July 10 - Amherst
July 11 - Bridgewater/Lunenburg
July 12 - Annapolis
July 13 - Yarmouth
July 6 - 26 - Virtual Tour

If you cannot join us in person - or if you would like to add a three week activity challenge - we offer five virtual physical activity challenges - there is one that will work for you.  It is any activity, any time, any place - it all counts!

What is the Heartland Tour all about?

Studies conducted with identical twins prove that our health is about 25% determined by our genes.  This means the rest is up to us!  Our Dr. Nick speaks of "modifiable risk factors" - things in our life that increase the chance of disease (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, dementia, poor mental health) over which each of us has some control.  Two of the most important are regular physical activity and the food choices we make every day.

It is not that difficult, and it does not have to be perfect - 
it all counts and it all matters.

Stay physically active by moving your body more and sitting less throughout your day.

In terms of what we eat, enjoy 
more real food (those that go bad fairly quickly) and less of the poor foods (highly processed, packaged stuff that will last for a long time).

Need for more information?  Canada's 24-hour Movement Guidelines are a good place to start, you will find them by clicking on this link - https://csepguidelines.ca/ .  We agree with the Guidelines, make your whole day matter.  For what to eat see Canada's Food Guidehttps://food-guide.canada.ca/.

Our goal is to encourage, inspire and support your personal journey to maintaining, improving and/or restoring your health. We hope we are helping you in a meaningful way.
 
The Board of Directors and our entire team of volunteers acknowledge that we are in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'Kmaq people.
 
GET MOVING, STAY WELL

Discover the fun way to ensure you enjoy all that life has to offer.

150 min/wk for improved health and wellness for all ages, all abilities.