Take the Road to Health and Wellness, brought to you by Manulife

Get your move on! Here’s a fun-tastic way to boost your own health and wellness journey leading up to your event day celebration on June 5, while helping to beat heart disease and stroke.

Resources

Get started by setting one key goal and outline why, when and how to achieve it. To get started, download and log into our exciting Ride for Heart app to sign up for the challenge. Download the challenge instructions and SMART goal planner here and share on social media. Complete this task to earn your Starting Line Badge!

Saturday, May 7, 12-1 p.m. EST
“Ask an Olympian” with Karen Furneaux, Olympic Sprint Kayaker & Sports Hall of Famer

  • Q&A Prize: Submit a question on the Community message boards. before or during the Q&A session for your chance to WIN 1 Power Up: Resilience Through the Waves session and 2 Strong Beauty books.

Check out this week’s inspiring resources to further help you on your wellness journey:

Choose one healthy eating habit to boost your health. To get started, download and log into our exciting Ride for Heart app to complete this task and earn your Fuel Up Badge!

Thurs., May 12, 1-2 p.m. EST
“Nutrition myths and facts” with Cara Rosenbloom, RD, dietitian, award-winning cookbook author

  • Q&A Prize: Submit a question on the Community message boards. before or during the Q&A session for your chance to WIN 1 of 5 Nourish cookbooks.

Stay motivated by trying a fun new way to get active this week. To get started, download and log into our exciting Ride for Heart app to complete this task and earn your Get Moving Badge!

Tues., May 17, 1-2 p.m. EST
“Movement is medicine” with Sara Hodson, President of the Fitness Council of Canada and Founder & CEO of LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic

  • Q&A Prize: Submit a question on the Community message boards before or during the Q&A session for your chance to WIN 1 LIVE WELL Movement Starter Package.

Reduce stress by taking three mindful moments. To get started, download and log into our exciting Ride for Heart app to sign-up for the challenge and earn your Mind Over Matter Badge!

Tues., May 24, 2-3 p.m. EST
“Healthy stress management” with Tasha McRae, clinical exercise physiologist, VP at LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic

  • Q&A Prize: Submit a question on the Community message boards. before or during the Q&A session for your chance to WIN 1 LIVE WELL Unlimited On-Demand membership.

Check out this week’s inspiring resources to further help you on your wellness journey:

Set your healthy lifestyle plan to stay on track. To get started, download and log into our exciting Ride for Heart app to sign-up for the challenge. Read the instructions and fill out the lifestyle planner and share on social to earn your Get in the Zone Badge!

Wed., June 1, 1-2 p.m. EST
“Keep Moving Forward” with Kevin Lobo, inspirational heart disease survivor

  • Q&A Prize: Submit a question on the Community message boards before or during the Q&A session for your chance to WIN 1 LIVE WELL Health Coaching 1-hour virtual session.

How it works

By participating in Ride for Heart, you’re helping to make every beat count - including yours. As you fundraise, give your own health a boost by taking part in our fun, five-week wellness journey - starting May 1!

It’s easy! Try a new activity or healthy habit each week - and check out our inspiring resources to further help you on your wellness journey. Along the way, earn badges, share your wellness journey and tips with others in our community forum, feel invigorated, and reach peak form by June 5 - Event Day!

Stay tuned for more details as May 1 approaches!

To start preparing, download our exciting Ride for Heart app to participate in some of our activity challenges to kick-you off for the Road to Health and Wellness, brought to you by Manulife.

Weekly Fun

Starting May 1st, check the app to find the weekly activities and resources lined up for you.

Within the app you can:

  • Add your preferred activity to match your own goals;
  • Compare notes on your wellness journey through the Ride Community message boards;
  • Ask questions of life coaches, registered dietitians and fitness experts as part of our Road to Health and Wellness AMA series (Ask Me Anything). Stay tuned for dates, special guests and topics!
  • WIN prizes for participating in our weekly Q&A sessions! Submit your questions for any of the five sessions on the Community message boards.
*Full Community Q&A Contest Rules and Regulations here

Here are some activity highlights:

Woman on smartphone

Week 1: May 1-7

Starting Line: Get started by creating your own SMART goal the first step to healthy change.

Q&A session: “Ask an Olympian” with Karen Furneaux, Olympic Sprint Kayaker & Sports Hall of Famer
Sat., May 7, 12-1 p.m. EST


View recording here.

Q&A Prize*: 1 Power Up: Resilience Through the Waves session and 2 Strong Beauty books

Sharing a salad

Week 2: May 8-14

Fuel up: Choose one healthy eating habit to boost your health.

Q&A session: “Nutrition myths and facts” with Cara Rosenbloom, Registered Dietitian, award-winning cookbook author
Thurs., May 12, 1-2 p.m. EST


View recording here.

Q&A Prize*: 1 of 5 Nourish cookbooks.

Yoga at home

Week 3: May 15-21

Get moving: Try a fun new way to get active this week to break up your routine and stay motivated.

Q&A session: “Movement is medicine” with Sara Hodson, President of the Fitness Council of Canada and Founder & CEO of LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic,
Tues., May 17, 1-2 p.m. EST


View recording here.

Q&A Prize*: 1 - LIVE WELL Movement Starter Package.

BONUS - Virtual fitness class recording here provided by All Day Fit.

Meditation at home

Week 4: May 22-28

Mind over matter: Reduce stress by taking three mindful meditation moments.

Q&A session: “Healthy stress management” with Tasha McRae, clinical exercise physiologist, VP at LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic,
Tues., May 24, 2-3 p.m. EST


View recording here.

Q&A Prize*: 1 LIVE WELL Unlimited On-Demand membership

BONUS - Virtual fitness class recording here provided by All Day Fit.

Working out at home

Week 5: May 29-June 4

Get in the zone: Set your healthy lifestyle plan to stay on track.

Special weekly Q&A session: “Keep moving forward” with Kevin Lobo, inspirational heart disease survivor
Wed., June 1, 1-2 p.m. EST


View recording here.

Q&A Prize*: 1 LIVE WELL Health Coaching - 1-hour virtual session

BONUS - Virtual fitness class recording here provided by All Day Fit.


Ride for Heart bikers

June 5

Ride Event Day!
*Submit a question on the Community message boards before or during the Q&A session for your chance to WIN!

Get a quick at-a-glance guide to the Road to Health and Wellness.
Download PDF


Smartphone screen of Ride for Heart App

To get started, download our exciting Ride for Heart app.

Special VIP & Corporate Challenge Bonuses

Starting May 1st, check the app to find the weekly activities and resources lined up for you.

VIP and Corporate Challenge participants enjoy extras including live virtual fitness classes, exclusive training plans and other fun wellness surprises! Stay tuned for details via email.

Healthy Tips, powered by Manulife

Self-care starts here! To guide you on your health and wellness journey, check out these helpful resources, designed to help you stay motivated, get active, eat healthy, manage stress, and much more.

Heart disease risk and prevention

Stroke risk and prevention

Controlling blood pressure

Healthy living tips

Healthy recipes

Healthy kids