your cholesterol level through eating
you know you can reduce your cholesterol level by making smart food
choices? High cholesterol is a major risk factor for developing heart
disease. Metamucil and Heart and Stroke Foundation want to help you reduce your
risk. Simple lifestyle changes, such as eating more whole foods and upping your
fibre intake can help lower your cholesterol levels. Find
out more and take action.
The stroke-dementia connection
Having a stroke more than doubles your
risk of developing dementia. These two brain diseases are closely linked, and
preventing one can prevent the other. Get the details in the Foundation’s 2016
Stroke Report. Read the report.
Health organizations urge ban on marketing to
Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition says the time
has come to protect children from harmful industry tactics and support parents
to make healthy decisions for their families.
Find out more and get involved.
Take control of your blood pressure
High blood pressure is the number one risk
factor for stroke and a major risk factor for heart disease. Reduce your risk
with the free online Heart&Stroke Blood Pressure Action Plan, generously supported
in part by a grant from Dairy Farmers of Canada. Try it today.
Lives saved, now and in the future
It has been a powerhouse partnership that has already saved lives and will continue to do so: over the past three years, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, with funding from the Public Health Agency of
Canada, has placed 3,234 automated external defibrillators in rinks and rec centres coast to coast to coast, and trained more than 25,000 people how to use them. The program ended March 31. Our infographic highlights the program’s successes.
Canadian approach to First Aid and CPR Guidelines
For the first time, Canada’s leading first aid
and CPR training agencies have joined together to release a single
evidence-based set of recommendations on training and standards of practice for
first aid and CPR. Read more.
Give your heart health a boost
Reignite your heart health
motivation with the new <30 Days app. The redesigned app, generously
supported by Desjardins Insurance and Shoppers Drug Mart, delivers a pocketful
of motivation with small actions that target your personal heart disease
and stroke risk factors. Get the app.
KPMG helps employees prepare for the unexpected
Last fall, the KPMG Foundation launched a three-year program of CPR/AED learning
sessions led by HSF-affiliated instructors. The free sessions are open to KPMG
people, friends, families and local community members. The program will train
an estimated 1,500 people across the country by July, 2018.
Show your heart and brain some love
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and health news you can trust, at Blog.heartandstroke.ca.