A huge Canadian retailer is jumping on the wellness train with a whole day dedicated to it. Walmart Canada's Wellness Day offers Canadians free health checkups in-store. So take advantage of the opportunity to make sure you're doing everything you can to keep yourself healthy.

Walmart Canada is offering Canadians the opportunity to get free health screenings on October 26 at its stores across the country. This initiative is part of its annual Wellness Day. 

According to the retailer, 60 percent of all households in Canada are within a 10-minute drive of a Walmart store so its pharmacists are one of the most accessible providers of healthcare.

"Whether customers are embarking on a new path to wellness or continuing on their journey, Walmart's licensed pharmacists can help. At a time when new health trends are constantly emerging, our pharmacists can help Canadians understand what's best for them," said Shelly Kiroff, senior vice president of health and wellness at Walmart Canada, in a news release

On October 26, the free health services you can get include glucose checks, blood pressure checks, flu vaccinations and consultations with a pharmacist about any health concerns you have. There are many other things you can get help with too. 

"At Walmart, part of our mission is to help Canadians live better. As a pharmacist that means helping people live healthier lives," said Cecile San Jose, licensed pharmacist at Walmart, in a news release.

Walmart Canada has more than 1,150 licensed pharmacists across the country who will be participating in the free health screenings on Wellness Day. 

"Our free Wellness Day screenings can help Canadians discover underlying issues like high blood pressure and diabetes, which they can then manage. Not only do we want Canadians to live better, we want them to stay well," said San Jose. 

Walmart Canada said that hundreds of thousands of Canadians are supported by its pharmacists each year. 

The retailer also offers other health and wellness services throughout the year, not just on Wellness Day, like vision centres, medical clinics and affordable products to help support good health. 

Free health screenings on Wellness Day are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 26. 


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