Ready to make 2017 a transformative year?  Join the Wellness Challenge!!

Our comprehensive program of podcasts, home exercises and social support will help you accomplish a wellness goal, and to live a happier and healthier life in the long term – all while raising money for multiple charities.


Watch Dr. Rutledge explain The Wellness Challenge

Get Started

1. Choose your Challenge 

This is whatever you want or need it to be. Visit our Challenges  to choose from a long list (exercise, weight loss, meditation, Yoga, quitting a habit and more) or start a new one. You can choose to do a challenge on your own, or create or join a group of people with a common goal.

2. Sign up and donate

Donations can go 100% towards our registered Charity, , or can be split with a second charity of your choice. Consider meditating for mental health, exercising for Heart and Stroke or power walking for Alzheimer’s. Or create a team goal with family members or people at work. Sign up and donate now

3. Get Support

Ask your family, friends and/or colleagues to support you by donating. It’s easy to [send an email to your supporters][link to pdf called Email to potential supporters] and/or use the social media materials at Share the Challenge.


Here’s how we will help you succeed:

  1. Visit our Challenges page to access the best websites and free apps to help you set up your challenge and monitor your progress.
  2. In January and February you can watch our live or archived weekly ‘Skills for Wellness’ Podcasts featuring lectures and home practice exercises.
  3. During your Challenge we’ll remind you to update your supporters on how you’re doing.
  4. We’ll ask you to assess your own health online every month or so. (Or be a part of our research program).

200,000 Heart Beats is Dr. Rutledge’s Challenge – beating his heart once during exercise for each person diagnosed with cancer in Canada this year. To join him click here.


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