Thursday, February 11, 2010

Health and Wellness Expert declares February 15th National Health Day

- National Health Day -

Take the Day Off for the Sake of Your Health and print your doctor's note while you're at it!

Mayor of Ottawa proclaims it for Nation's Capital

OTTAWA, February 10, 2010 /Canada NewsWire Telbec/ - For the 6th year in a row, well known Ottawa Chiropractor and health expert Dr. John Zielonka has declared Monday February 15th to be officially known as National Health Day. The Mayor of the city of Ottawa, Larry O'Brien, has joined Dr. Zielonka's quest in proclaiming National Health Day for the nation's capital.

The public is invited to Dr. Zielonka's website at to print a doctor's note encouraging that people take the day off.

A prorogued parliament means Dr. Zielonka won't write to every MP this year but he will be on various news media and has closed his office for the day giving his employees the day off with pay. Dr. Zielonka wrote to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty more than 5 years ago with the idea. "I'm pleased to see Ontario has finally taken me up on the idea although they have chosen to call it Family Day".

Canadians are encouraged to do anything healthy on this day including learning the actual definition of the word health.

"The optimal state of physical, mental and social well-being - and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

"If all Canadians, especially politicians and doctors understood what the word actually meant, and more importantly acted on it, our country would be a much better place."

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