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Irena Farova seeks balance through running

Irena Farova seeks balance through running

Winnipeg Health Region
Wave, Summer 2009

Name: Irena Farova

Age: 45

Occupation: HR Advisor

The routine: Irena runs three times a week, and can often be found training at Assiniboine Park. She recently took part in the Manitoba Marathon, completing the halfmarathon.

For Irena Farova, wellness is about striking a balance between the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. "Running, weight training and yoga help me do that," she says. "For me, these are not just physical activities, they also contribute to my mental and spiritual well-being." The married mother of one says she does other things to help maximize her wellness. She eats healthy, gets proper rest and finds time to tend to her cultural and intellectual interests. "It is important to nourish the soul as well as the body."

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