Hans Kai

Want to take control of your health, but don’t want to do it alone? Hans Kai may be the solution for you.

A Japanese style of health management, Hans Kai is based on the idea that people who spend time together monitoring their health will live longer, healthier lives.

We offer a number of Hans Kai groups to our community.

Each Hans Kai group consists of 8-15 people and is participant-led with access to members of the NorWest Co-op team if questions come up.

Before joining a group, you can attend a “Health School” to learn everything you need to know about Hans Kai and how it can help you stay healthy.

When the groups meet each person:

  • Takes and records their blood pressure, blood sugar, waist measurement and other health indicators
  • Takes part in fun movement or exercise
  • Helps prepare and share healthy snacks

If you live or work in the Inkster or Seven Oaks areas, you are eligible to participate. You may even want to start a Hans Kai group in your neighbourhood or workplace!

So join Hans Kai … You’ll feel better, you’ll have fun and you’ll make new friends – friends who will help you and support you in becoming healthy. And a bonus of the program is that it’s free!

A new Hans Kai group is starting January 13, 2015.  To register or get more information, call Michelle at 204-793-3221 or eamail mkirkbride@norwestcoop.ca.  Must be 18+ for this program.

Don’t forget to visit the Hans Kai blog. This is a place for Hans Kai members to get to know each other, talk about their experiences and share ideas. It’s also a place for people who are interested in the program to learn more and talk to people who are already taking part.

To find out more about Hans Kai, or to donate to this innovative health program call us at (204) 938-5900.

Watch a short video about Hans Kai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKy8ArVUh8s

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