Category Archive: Heart Health

5 Ways to Ensure a Healthier Heart

Heart failure is a growing epidemic in Canada, according to a new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This debilitating condition, which has no cure, is the end result of most heart disease. About 50,000 new cases of heart failure are diagnosed in Canada each year. Because heart failure results from the damage caused …

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How to Recognize a Heart Attack

Your heart needs a constant supply of blood to keep beating. When that flow is blocked for any reason, the result is a heart attack. Thousands of Canadians die from heart attacks each year because they don’t receive medical treatment fast enough. Recognizing the signs of a heart attack could save your life or that …

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Getting on top of chronic disease

Heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease- chronic diseases affect all parts of life. The diagnosis is followed by testing, prescriptions and often dietary changes. But what about exercise? Each of these interventions has involved advice from a regulated health professional who ensures that you get the care necessary to support your recovery …

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Timely tips for heart-healthy living

Health-conscious Canadians are paying particular attention to cardiovascular health. Seasonal changes can sometimes throw us off our regular routines and some people discard heart-healthy habits for more convenient, unhealthy behaviours. In fact, statistics show that as many as 40% of Canadians have high cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Experts say the …

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Small changes can make a big difference to your heart health

More Canadians than ever are surviving heart attacks and strokes, even though these events are serious and can be life-threatening. In fact, the death rate from cardiovascular disease has declined more than 75 per cent over the past 60 years, and last year alone this resulted in 165,000 survivors. But there is still cause for …

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A good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy heart

The value of sleep should not be underestimated. Sleep is as important as diet and exercise in a healthy lifestyle. The European Society of Cardiology has found that short sleep duration is associated with harmful results such as higher incidences of obesity, blood pressure, hypertension, cholesterol, haemoglobin A, and triglycerides, all of which are directly …

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