Living in isolation is no excuse’: Keeping fit and eating right, on Labrador’s northern coast – CBC

Shannon Dicker regularly posts her workouts and meal preparations to social media

Feb 06, 2018

It takes a lot to keep motivated up to stay fit and healthy in the winter but when you’re in an isolated community, where the options for exercise and healthy food are limited, it can be even harder. Nain’s Shannon Dicker is tackling those challenges head-on.

“In Nain, you need a hobby, you need something,” Dicker said. “It kind of became my passion to begin working out — to live a healthier lifestyle.”

The Inuit health survey, which has not been updated since 2008, showed that Inuit populations have a higher rate of diabetes and higher blood pressure than other Canadians. Dicker, who grew up in Nain, wants to help change that.

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