Celebrating National Heart Month in Canada

Deborah FarlowBlog, First Aid, Giving Back, Health, News

February in Canada is not just about winter chill; it’s also the month dedicated to matters of the heart – both metaphorically and literally. National Heart Month is an annual observance that puts the spotlight on cardiovascular health, encouraging Canadians to prioritize heart well-being through awareness, education, and proactive measures. The Significance of National Heart Month This month-long initiative serves as a timely reminder for Canadians to pay attention to their heart health. Cardiovascular diseases remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally, making it crucial to dedicate focused efforts to prevention, early detection, and lifestyle adjustments. Key Themes …

Winter and Your Heart: Navigating Cardiovascular Risks

Deborah FarlowBlog

Winter brings more than just frosty temperatures; it may also impact our cardiovascular health. Let’s explore the connection between cold weather and heart concerns, along with practical steps to safeguard your well-being. The Cold Snap and Cardiovascular Risk: Studies suggest that exposure to cold weather can strain the cardiovascular system, potentially leading to increased blood pressure, blood clot formation, and a higher heart rate. Protecting Your Heart in Winter 1. Bundle Up: Dress warmly to reduce the body’s stress response. Layer clothing and cover extremities to maintain body heat. 2. Stay Active: Opt for indoor exercises to counteract the sedentary …

February is Heart Month

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, Health

What is Heart Month?  For over 60 years the Heart and Stroke Foundation has organized Heart Month. It is has become one of the largest fundraising campaigns in Canada. February is widely recognized as the month of love. Ahem, Valentine’s Day. It will come as no surprise that February is also a month dedicated to raising awareness for cardiovascular health. While it may be endearing to have your heart skip a beat for the love of your life or for your breath to be taken away, make sure the experience is one of love and not that of oxygen loss or abnormal heart rhythm. …

5 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease

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5 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease As we are well into Heart Month 2018 – If you haven’t been following on social media we have been posting an interesting “Fact of The Day” or health tip every day to celebrate #HeartMonth! Twitter Facebook Google+ In this week’s blog we’ve decided to share a few heart disease prevention tips to encourage you and your loved ones to make healthier choices every day to benefit your overall health and well-being. 1. Take Responsibility for Your Health The first step to becoming healthier and reducing your risks of heart disease is to take …

It’s Officially #HeartMonth 2018!

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It’s Officially #HeartMonth 2018! What is Heart Month? Heart month happens every February! Heart Month is meant to spread awareness of heart disease and stroke to promote prevention, and at the same time raise money for research on the best treatments when people do get it.  Who is behind Heart Month? For over 60 years the Heart and Stroke Foundation has organized Heart Month. It is has become one of the largest fundraising campaigns in Canada in the battle against these two preventable killers. Since its inception, tens of thousands of individuals and both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations take part including, various …

Simple Steps to Prevent Heart Disease

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Simple Steps to Prevent Heart Disease As February has come to an end so has #HeartMonth 2017. Each day of the month we shared a heart healthy fact with you via social media: Twitter Facebook Google+ If you aren’t following us already we share health tips, safety tips and inspirational news stories on a daily basis. The First Aid Canada team thought this would be a great time to review simple steps you can take to prevent Heart Disease in your life. Heart Disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada so it is important to take the …

5 Physical Activity Tips for a Healthy Heart

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5 Physical Activity Tips for a Healthy Heart We know exercise is good for us, but if it is not something we have already built into our routines in can be difficult to get started. The First Aid Canada team has put together some simple tips on jumpstarting your physical activity to get your heart pumping. It is important to show our hard-working heart some TLC for all that is does for us on a subconscious, daily basis. Take the Stairs  This first tip on our list is to always take the stairs. Whether it be at your office, in …

10 Heart Healthy Foods

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  Happy #HeartMonth! Every year February is celebrated as Heart Month. If you are currently not following us on social media be sure to do so for daily heart health tips: Twitter Facebook Google+ In the spirit of Heart Month we have decided to give you a list of 10 heart healthy foods which you should be incorporating into your diet weekly. These foods are all natural and plant-based to ensure no processed or artificial ingredients. Avocados Did you know avocados are the only fruit that has monounsaturated fat? This is a deliciously good fat which can help to lower …

5 Ways to be Prepared in 2017

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5 Ways to be Prepared in 2017 Happy New Year! The First Aid Canada team would like to start off by wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy new year! Below are 5 tips on being prepared for the new year in regards to safety and well-being: 1. First Aid Kit for the Home A quality First Aid Kit for the home stocked with the supplies needed to treat minor scrapes, cuts and bruises to accidents a little more painful such as burns; can mean the difference between treating an injury at home and a hospital visit. First Aid Canada …

4 Ways to Fundraise for an Automated External Defibrillator

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4 Ways to Fundraise for an Automated External Defibrillator  With Automated External Defibrillators being a high priced item, yet essential for saving lives in heart-related emergencies it can be contemplative determining how and when to make the purchase. Defibrillator stories are continuously in the news and we are avid readers, Like us on Facebook for daily news stories related to lives saved by defibrillators and stories of how other people are fundraising for the cause worldwide. Luckily, the First Aid Canada team has put together a few ideas to help kick-start your fundraising campaign for a defibrillator: Community Bottle Drive …

Heart Disease Prevention Tips

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Heart Disease Prevention Tips As we are well into Heart Month 2016 – If you haven’t been following on via social media we have been posting a very interested “Fact of The Day” every day to celebrate #HeartMonth. Twitter Facebook Google+  In this week’s blog we’ve decided to share a few heart disease prevention tips to encourage you and your loved ones to make healthier choices every day to benefit your overall health and well-being. Take Responsibility for Your Health The first step to becoming healthier and reducing your risks of heart disease is to take full responsibility for your …

February is Heart Month!

Blue Flamingo SupportBlog, Health

  What is Heart Month? Heart month happens every February! Heart Month is meant to spread awareness of heart disease and stroke to promote prevention, and at the same time raise money for research on the best treatments when people do get it.  Who is behind Heart Month? For over 60 years the Heart and Stroke Foundation has organized Heart Month. It is has become one of the largest fundraising campaigns in Canada in the battle against these two preventable killers. Since its inception, tens of thousands of individuals and both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations take part including, various charities, health organizations …