It’s official; fall has arrived in Canada. Across the Lower Mainland, colder fronts are already creeping in, and in Albertan cities like Calgary, record-breaking levels of snowfall have left residents stunned. Needless to say, it’s imperative to take caution when undertaking daily tasks in colder weather as risks are higher and extreme cold can put
Camping has long been associated with health benefits such as lowering stress and improving emotional and physical wellbeing. It gives you the opportunity to swap bustling city life for the relaxing pace of nature, to sleep under the stars for a weekend, or perhaps a little longer. Lucky for us, Canada is home to a
Summer brings longer, sunshine-filled days which entice us to spend more time outside. We appreciate the pleasant shift in the weather (especially after long periods of rainfall), howbeit, it’s necessary to exercise caution being physically active when the temperature and humidity rise. Exercise helps strengthen your heart so that it works more effectively. It increases
Each individual will experience heart failure differently, depending on their symptoms and the frequency with how they affect them. As a result, you can’t predict how things will be following a heart failure diagnosis. But many patients can and do lead a full and normal life when they manage their illness and focus on self-care.
Heart failure is a chronic condition, and after diagnosis, it’s something that most people live with for the rest of their lives. It can affect anyone, at any age, and at present, more than half a million Canadians have heart failure, as reported by the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. There are several different
As the evolution of Canada’s healthcare system continues, an increasing number of Canadians are surviving heart attacks and other acute cardiac conditions, consequently increasing their susceptibility to developing chronic heart failure, as reported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. At present, there is no cure for the illness, and symptoms can be unpredictable, resulting in
Heart failure is the most rapidly rising cardiovascular disease in the country and 1.4 million Canadians are admitted to hospital with the illness each year, as reported by the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. There is currently no cure for heart failure, however, individual treatment plans and implantable cardiac devices such as pacemakers and
The holiday season brings many opportunities to catch up with friends and family, to celebrate the completion of a successful year, and enjoy delicious food. It also increases the need to take time out to relax. When your regular routine is disrupted with a full calendar of activities and events such as family get-togethers, decorating,
Winter is a beautiful time of year in Canada with glistening snowfall, beautiful snow-capped mountains, and frozen lakes and rivers. However, our winters are also long, and often harsh, in much of our country. The cold season increases the risk of dangers for everyone, and for those living with heart failure, this is especially so.
Autumn brings shorter days, longer nights, and a drop in weather temperatures that makes you savour those cozy nights in. That’s why it’s a wonderful time of year to try out new, seasonal recipes that are healthy for your heart. “You may find eating with heart failure is a bit of a balancing act. While
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