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Reduce your cholesterol level through eating
Did 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.
Health organizations urge ban on marketing to kids
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
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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
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
Follow our blog to discover the latest research updates, healthy recipes
and health news you can trust, at Blog.heartandstroke.ca.
New! The free online Heart&Stroke Risk Assessment now
includes a Life Expectancy Calculator. Take the quick questionnaire and find
out which healthy changes will add years to your life. Try it today.
Eat healthier and support the
The Get Enough Helper App from Dairy Farmers
of Canada helps you make sure you’re meeting recommended servings
from Canada’s Food Guide. Plus, for each day you use the App, Dairy
Farmers of Canada will donate $1 to the Foundation. Get the App now.
Working together for a healthier Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is proud to be one of 16 national health charities that form Healthpartners. This unique partnership successfully mobilizes workplace giving directed at improving the health of all Canadians. Learn how you can help.