We’re no experts on irony, but it sure seems to apply to the #DontChangeMuch hashtag. Paging Alanis Morissette!
When we asked a select group of social media stars to share their takes on how Canadian men can live healthier lives, the result was truly awesome. The #DontChangeMuch hashtag, which is all about the simple idea of living healthier lives one SMALL step at a time, blew up in a BIG way. Isn’t that ironic? It definitely goes to show how many Canadians relate to the challenges of men’s health.
Here’s a great example from Jonathan Torrens, the TV-star half of the popular “Taggart and Torrens Podcast.” He tweeted that “instead of sugar in your coffee, use maple syrup! It’s not only the Canadian way but it contains beneficial nutrients and antioxidants. Works as a sugar substitute in baking too!”
More inspiring tips and wisdom about living healthier came pouring in, with these top 10 posts being our favourites:
Nabil Karim, @nabilkarim
Matthew Santoro, @matthewsantoro
Exercise has been a huge part of my life over the last three years, and I attribute much of my mental health to going to the gym and exercising regularly. What do you do to stay healthy in mind and body? Leave a comment and let me know! PS thanks to the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation for inspiring this post! #DontChangeMuch @DontChangeMuch #ad
Gerry Dee, @gerrydee
Hey guys, great message from The Canadian Men's Health Foundation (@dontchangemuch), that it doesn't take much to tweak your day to make a big impact on your health. Golfers: walk instead of riding this summer. Non-golfers: take up golf. Small changes. Big impact. #DontChangeMuch— Gerry Dee (@gerrydee) June 15, 2018
Mike Reynolds, @everydaygirldad
I took on cross-stitching as a way to manage my anxiety and it has become a really wonderful part of my life. This small thing has been a big part of my mental health toolkit. #DontChangeMuch but try to change something. What is your something? @DontChangeMuch #ad pic.twitter.com/tBPAXPZfxS— Mike Reynolds (@EverydayGirlDad) June 14, 2018
Evanka Osmak, @evankaosmak
My husband is my best friend, my ♥️ and more recently, hero to my son. I need him around for a long time. More importantly I want him to be healthy for a long time. Going for runs and walks is something we can all do together. We’re not setting any records, but being active is a start. Guys, how are you staying healthy? #dontchangemuch #menshealth #healthyfamilies
Casey Palmer, @caseypalmer
If you're Canadian and you're a man, this statement's probably true—you're no good at looking after your own health.⠀ ⠀ I mean, you might be ALRIGHT—there's that percentage of us who run the marathons and treat the gym like it's their place of worship, but the VAST MAJORITY of us have decided we simply don't have TIME to be on top of our health, and that kind of thinking is DANGEROUS.⠀ ⠀ We focus PLENTY of our attention on the big issues in prostate and colonic health, but a prostate and colon do not an entire body make! We need to be aware of EVERYTHING going on in our bodies if we want to live to our FULLEST potential.⠀ ⠀ And that's why the Canadian Men's Health Foundation wants to remind Canadian men that we don't need to make MASSIVE changes to live healthier lifestyles—it can be choosing salads over spuds or simply taking the stairs at work. In ANY case, it's the little changes bit by bit that stack up to helping us become our BEST selves!⠀ ⠀ Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be over here playing with my kids as MUCH as possible, because I'm here for LONG time, not just a GOOD one!⠀ ⠀ What small changes will YOU make to live your best life?⠀ ⠀ Remember—#DontChangeMuch!⠀ ⠀ #ad @DontChangeMuch
Jennifer Valentyne, @jennvalentyne
. @DontChangeMuch is encouraging guys to change small things in their routine to positively affect their health & wellness. We recently added an extra 2km to our nightly walks. What small changes do you make for your health? #DontChangeMuch pic.twitter.com/RW25r5uhhg— Jennifer Valentyne (@JennValentyne) June 22, 2018
Kat Stefankiewicz, @matterofkat
think of all of the important men in your life that provide leadership, comfort, support & a smile; all things that contribute to a healthy life. this is my Dad. he's been all of that for a me, a coach & a constant. and it's important for me to give back what he has given me. I'm thrilled to support the Canadian Men's Health Foundation campaign to remind the amazing men in our life, hey, @dontchangemuch, the little things make a big impact. coach & I used to meet up on the baseball field but now when I visit, we drop by the driving range or bbq a healthy meal on the back deck while we talk about life. it's about contributing thoughtful energy to influence both a healthy body & mind. what small changes would you suggest to the guys in your life? it's the little things but they all add up! #dontchangemuch #sponsored #asamatterofkat #menshealth
Mike Holmes Jr, @mike_holmesjr
Like @lisa_m_holmes always says, movement is medicine. Do something active each day. Even if that means just getting up and going out for a walk. I like to start my day with a HIIT training class, it is fun, social and healthy!— Mike Holmes Jr (@mike_holmesjr) June 29, 2018
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So why not keep the momentum going by sharing a #DontChangeMuch tip of your own? It’ll take just a few seconds to post, but could change many lives for the better.