Diet

Summer Heat

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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Exercising Snacking and Adding Movement to Our Days

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

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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A Heart Healthy Thanksgiving

A few ideas from the Pulse Family to have your best holiday yet. How is it already October!? The trees are turning and we’re all trading in our shorts and flip flops for our long pants and sweatshirts, and for many of us, we are making plans to gather with loved ones to reflect and…

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Heart Healthy Changes to Canada’s Food Guide

Canada’s Food Guide has gone through an overhaul, and the result has some great new recommendations to help keep Canadian Hearts Healthy! What’s different: There has been a shift from the four food groups we are used to with recommended servings in each, to a more simple “pattern of eating” approach. The food guide recommends filling…

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Heart Healthy Eating: Making Nutrition Goals Stick

Hello Pulse Cardiac Health Family!! Many of you are looking to start fresh, with a renewed sense of motivation to get a few things back on track. One of the most popular focus points is diet. Many are looking to shed some of the weight from special treats you’ve been eating, and just overall looking…

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Heart Wise Holiday Tips

Happy December to all! For many, December marks the official launch of the holiday season. The sights & sounds of the season are in full force, along with a myriad of seasonal festivities. Holiday parties, family gatherings, and potentially even some well-deserved vacation time are upon us. With all of these events filling our calendar…

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