Canada’s Governor General, David Johnston, has released a 2013 New Year’s Message in which he encourages all Canadians to embrace healthy active living.

From the Governor General’s message:

…I would like to encourage all Canadians to embrace healthy living — regardless of the form it takes.

It is so important that we pay attention to our health and wellness, and there are so many ways to do so. By engaging in physical activity, being mindful of our diet, spending time outdoors in the fresh air and tending to our mental and emotional health, we can make a real difference in our quality of life.

View the entire segment on healthy active living from the Governor General’s New Year’s Message below:

Click here to read a transcript of the Governor General’s message on healthy active living.