11 fun and easy ways to boost heart health (1/12)

Is it possible for health and fun to go hand-in-hand? When it involves chocolate, yes. Check out these fun (seriously) ways to boost your heart health

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Protect yourself from heart disease

Death rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been falling in Canada since the 1950s. And our death rate from stroke is one of the lowest in the world. That’s the good news. The bad news: It’s still a major killer for Canad­ians. The Heart & Stroke Foundation says that someone dies every seven minutes from heart disease or stroke. CVD accounts for 28 percent of male deaths and almost 30 percent of female deaths—it’s the leading cause of death for women. (Yes, more woman die from it than from cancer.) But there are changes you can make to limit your risk and get a big dose of prevention. We’ve found 11 of them—and they’re all pretty painless.

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I tried it: P90X, month one

With two bouts of the flu and a week of late nights at the office, it looks like my attempt at P90X should be called P120X. (You’re supposed to do the workouts daily for 90 days.) My first month on the program is more like two. But life gets in the way, and I just […]

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What to know before you join a gym

Joining a gym for the first time or scouting out a new gym location can be overwhelming if you aren’t sure where to start. Here’s what you should know before you commit to a gym membership

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‘It works for me!’ – Stephanie Joanne

Growing up in Europe, personal trainer and fitness expert Stephanie Joanne spent her days playing sports with her brother and his friends. All that activity definitely paid off ‘ she now owns her own fitness studio in Toronto, where she trains and mentors clients to build a healthier, happier life.Learn a little bit more about […]