The theme of this photo contest for Toronto residents was "Small steps you can take towards making long-lasting changes to your health." We asked for photos that demonstrated being active, eating healthy, being smoke-free or getting screened for cancer.
Congratulations to our 7 contest winners, and thank you to all who participated!
Click on the names to see each winning photo.
Sujethra Emmanuel - 1st Prize Winner
When you have small kids it's good to do activities that they can enjoy too. Here we are stretching together and having fun!
Emily Butko - 2nd Prize Winner
Bike Riding at Casa Loma
I stay fit by riding my bike everywhere in the city! I ride to work and to school. I also explore the city on my bike, from Casa Loma, to the Don Valley, to Toronto Island (by the ferry of course). I also practice safe cycling by always wearing my helmet and following all the rules of the road!
Ma Li Li Win - 3rd Prize Winner
Here I am doing yoga at my Community Health Centre. I've taught a few poses to other women in my parents' group. It's harder to find time to do yoga now with two kids, but doing yoga while I was pregnant helped keep me fit.
Pa Pa Phyo - 3rd Prize Winner
Here I am eating an apple in the kitchen of my community health centre. An apple is an easy, healthy snack to have.
Andrei Ordine - 3rd Prize Winner
While my friends are asleep Saturday morning, I look forward to the most exciting run of my week - escape running. Escape what? This means finding an escape route out of some urban jungle. Running along the lake shore, up flights of stairs at the Rogers Centre, doing dips and push-ups on benches along the university campus...this is how we stay active in an urban jungle. It's free fun fitness - what more can you ask for?
Julie Epplett - 3rd Prize Winner
Get Active by Taking a Dance Class!
Good for mind, body, and soul: you learn something new, get some exercise, and become part of an active, friendly community.
Rasamany Sivalingam - 3rd Prize Winner
How to lead a healthy life.
- Have a healthy balanced meal.
- Be active by walking.
- Read the Nutrition Fact Labels.
- Follow Canada's Food Guide for the number of servings from each food group.
- Attend workshops on health like H.E.A.L.
Last updated June 2012