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Webinar: “Learn to Run for Smokers" Program: Exercise with a Hidden Agenda."

May 28, 2015

In collaboration with the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition (HEPAC), the New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (NBATC) presents  “Learn to Run for Smokers" Program: Exercise with a Hidden Agenda webinar on May 28th 2015 with Brigitte Ouellette. 

Spring 2014, the Acadian Peninsula’s Anti-Tobacco Coalition launched the first “Learn to Run for Smokers” program in New-Brunswick.  This program first originated in Nova Scotia and continues successfully in different areas of the country via the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.

The “Learn to Run for Smokers” program is addressed to people who smoke or have quit smoking and want to improve their physical health.  This 8 week program consists of a weekly group meeting where the participants assist a health conference and then complete an exercise session. After, the participants complete 2 individual weekly exercise sessions.  At the end of the program, the participants are able to complete a 5 km distance, either by walking or running.  The objective of the program is to facilitate smoking cessation by replacing a poor lifestyle habit by a new good one.

Date: Thursday May 28th from 12-1pm (AST)

Presenter: Brigitte Ouellette

Brigitte Ouellette, a Registered Respiratory Therapist, works in the Acadian Peninsula since 1997.  The last 13 years, her work at the Asthma Clinic and the Extra-Mural Program has brought her to be certified as an Asthma Educator and further on, as a Respiratory Educator.  In the meanwhile, she opened her horizons to smoking cessation and joined the Acadian Peninsula’s Anti-Tobacco Coalition (APATC).  Instigators of the “Quit to Win!” Challenge, the APATC offered the first “Learn to run for smokers” in New Brunswick last Spring (2014).

Please register on the HEPAC website here

*Learn more about this program by reading the our success story: In the Acadian Peninsula, Smokers Are Learning to Run and Breathe In Fresh Air - Tobacco-Free!

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