Heart Health

 
Why aren
Why aren't women worried about heart disease?

Heart disease is the second leading cause of death for women in Canada (behind cancer), yet we rarely think of heart disease as a “woman’s issue.” That needs to change says health writer Kerrie Lee Brown, who had a heart attack at 39 »

How much sodium do we really consume?
How much sodium do we really consume?

Excessive sodium intake is contributing to a high rate of cardiovascular disease. »

New research on women and the symptoms of heart attack
New research on women and the symptoms of heart attack

Be aware of the symptoms, and cut your risk of death by heart attack  »

The 6 best exercises for heart health
The 6 best exercises for heart health

Improve your cardiovascular fitness with these heart-pumping types of physical activity »

4 ways yoga is good for your heart
4 ways yoga is good for your heart

Yoga is a great way to stay fit, but new research suggests that regular practice can offer you much more than toned arms and abs. »

8 surprising heart disease risks
8 surprising heart disease risks

It's well-known that fatty foods, smoking and inactivity are risk factors for heart disease. »

5 reasons to build muscle strength
5 reasons to build muscle strength

Even if you don't like doing weights, it's still important to build muscle. »

The truth about estrogen and heart disease
The truth about estrogen and heart disease

Estrogen can only protect women for so long, and adopting healthy habits early is key to preventing heart disease »

5 ways to love your heart today
5 ways to love your heart today

Make every day World Heart Day and honour your cardiovascular health by following these five simple strategies for a healthier heart »

The ultimate guide to a healthy heart
The ultimate guide to a healthy heart

Here's everything you need to know about living a healthy lifestyle and protecting your heart »

Joannie Rochette: A champion for heart health
Joannie Rochette: A champion for heart health

The world watched as Joannie Rochette skated at the Vancouver Winter Olympics just days after losing her mom to a heart attack. »