Within the Essex region there is much for us to explore, from woodland trails and marsh boardwalks, to lakeside beaches and meandering waterways. Becoming active along a trail is a fun, safe, and healthy way to experience the outdoors in our region. Active living in natural areas has proven mental, physical, and spiritual health benefits.The Canadian cardiac Care, Windsor Cardiac Centre and the Essex Region Conservation Foundation have partnered on a Healthy Planet – Healthy Heart initiative to get our community moving towards better health! Active lifestyles in natural areas helps to prevent or reduce the risk of cardiac diseases, while allowing participants to enjoy recreational time in a clean air environment.We are very environmentally conscious, initiating an environmental Campaign (Healthy Planet-Healthy Heart). They use shredding/recycling services for paperwork with plans to switch to electronic records this year (one of the largest outpatient initiatives in the nation), energy efficient lighting, eco-friendly cleaning products and much more.