Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason to wear red in February. February is national Heart Month in Canada. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for Canadian men and women, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Heart Healthy Habits
- be physically active
- achieve and maintain a healthy weight through a healthy diet
- reduce stress and increase breathing and meditation exercises
- limit alcohol use
- be smoke free
- control exacerbating issues such as blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
It is quite a list, but don’t worry there’s an app for that. Click here to see some of the best heart-focused apps released in the last year. Prefer pen and paper to touch type? The Heart & Stroke Foundation has a Healthy Action Plan for you whether you prefer to track your efforts old school or digitally.
Take care of your heart, it belongs to someone you love.