Atrial Fibrillation-What it is, its symptoms and its treatments

Atrial Fibrillation – What it is, its Symptoms and its Treatments

By Cameron Towle / August 12, 2021

Have you recently been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, more commonly referred to as Afib? You’re not alone; the Heart & Stroke foundation reported 200,000 Canadians living with Afib in 2020. Atrial fibrillation is the most common form of heart arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is when the heart beats too quickly, too slowly or irregularly.

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Summer Heat

By Kerry James / June 30, 2021

The days are longer, everything is green, the weather is warm. What could be bad about getting physically active this summer?

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How Hard Can I Exercise After a Heart Attack?

How Hard Can I Exercise After a Heart Attack?

By Shawna Cook / March 29, 2021

Are you concerned about increasing your heart rate with exercise after your heart attack? Looking for a little guidance?

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Hydration! Hydration! Hydration!

By Sharnjot Purba / February 16, 2021

We have all heard the saying, drink 8 glasses of water a day to keep yourself hydrated but why is it so important?

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Not another Salad!!

By Shawna Cook / January 6, 2021

What to do when salads make your eyes roll.

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The ABCD’s of Heart Disease

By Kerry James / December 23, 2020

How to navigate life post diagnosis and achieve better outcomes while navigating heart health.

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Partners in the Pivot

By Kerry James / November 20, 2020

Technology for wellness and connectedness in a post-COVID world If you’ve participated in one of our Zoom classes, or enjoyed our exercise & education video library, you’re part of a growing group that has taken to technology to continue on our wellness journey as we work to flatten the curve. All across the world, doctors,…

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High Blood Pressure 101

By Kerry James / November 13, 2020

The whats, the why’s and the what-nexts of a hypertension diagnosis. High blood pressure, sometimes known as hypertension, is a condition where blood circulating throughout the body exerts too high of a pressure against the walls of the blood vessels (think of water flowing through a hose, the pressure needs to be “just right” or…

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Exercising Snacking and Adding Movement to Our Days

By Kerry James / October 30, 2020

Always listen to your Doctor or Cardiac Rehab Specialist when choosing to exercise, this blog is for information purposes and does not replace the advice of Health Professionals. The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology states that Older Adults should aim for 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week. Physical Activity reduces our…

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Dining Out Made Heart Smart

By Kerry James / October 23, 2020

A hospitality Professional’s guide to heart-healthy dine-in and takeout choices. Adjusting to a heart healthy way of eating can be tricky as we learn the ropes. Trickier still; how do we adjust our eating habits while enjoying a meal in a restaurant or while ordering takeout? As a former hospitality professional, I have compiled some…

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