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Healthy Living Program (Whitecourt) / Just Move (Edson)

​The Whitecourt Healthy Living Program and the Edson "Just Move" Program are partnerships between McLeod River Primary Care Network, Alberta Health Services, Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County (in Whitecourt ONLY).

The programs are a two-level exercise regimen designed to prevent, postpone, or manage the onset of chronic conditions. There is an education component included with the level one Program. The second level involves two-one hour exercise sessions per week.

Individuals living with or are at risk of developing a chronic condition should participate in this program as a way to:

  • Improve their physical and mental wellbeing

  • Develop better balance, strength and cardiovascular endurance

  • Better overall health

    The Whitecourt Healthy Living program is also the local program to address respiratory and    cardiac rehab.

If you are interested in participating, please contact your doctor to request a referral.  
You may also contact:

       Whitecourt:    Physiotherapy Department at the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre
                                at 780-778-5540 ext. 241.
        Edson:           The McLeod River Primary Care Network office at 780-723-2131.

Level One

Level One is two sessions per week either at The Allan & Jean Millar Centre (Whitecourt) or the Edson Friendship Centre. It is the only level with a separate education component to go with the exercise component. Registration is required.

Education Classes

  • Healthy Eating
  • Medications
  • Sleep
  • Exercise Principles
  • Blood Pressure
  • Heart Health
  • Coping with Stress

Exercise Classes

  • Balance
  • Endurance
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Pool Introduction *
  • TRX *
  • Stretching

* Activities exclusive to Whitecourt's program.

Level Two

Level Two is two one-hour exercise sessions per week either at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre (Whitecourt) or the Edson Friendship Centre. Priority is given to those who have completed Level One and registration is required.

Exercise Classes

  • Personalized exercise program developed for each participant

  • Monitoring and gradual progression of exercise