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Leading health and wellness goals of Canadians 2019

Aging well and eating healthier were the two top health and wellness goals of people in Canada, according to a survey carried out in 2019. Other priorities included staying mentally sharp, exercising more and preventing any injuries or illnesses.

Why do Canadians want to eat healthier?

Attempting to lose weight was the most popular reason given in a recent survey for Canadian consumers to change their eating habits – over 31 percent of respondents cited this motivation. Protecting long-term health and wanting to feel better and have more energy ranked in second and places in the survey.

How are Canadians eating healthier?

In order to improve their diet, over a third of Canadians have been drinking more water or other fluids, and over 20 percent have been eating more fruits and vegetables. When looking for healthy food, most Canadians visit supermarkets, followed by warehouse clubs and mass merchandisers.

Top health and wellness goals and priorities of people in Canada in 2019

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Release date

January 2019



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Number of respondents

1,100 respondents

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Survey respondents were split between Millennials, Gen X & Boomers, and it is regionally representative

Method of interview

Online survey

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