Posted by Leigh MacKenzie, February 24, 2014
As per the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Heart Month is quickly coming to a close. I wanted to keep the awareness going as heart disease still remains the #1 killer in Canada. People who are physically inactive are twice as likely to be at risk for heart disease or stroke than people who are physically active. Active living is important to maintaining good heart health throughout your life. Being active means something different to everyone, whether it’s gardening, walking or running. But any physical activity can have a positive impact on your heart health.
In combination with remaining active, managing a healthy weight is key in reducing the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke. Additionally, tips such as stress busting techniques, managing comfort food cravings, and what is a healthy waist size, and the Healthy Weight Action plan are simple effective strategies to maintain a health weight.
The My Healthy Weight Action Plan™ is a free, easy-to-use plan for getting to and keeping your healthy weight. Experts in the weight-loss field developed it using the most up-to-date scientific research. In this program, we’ll coach you every step of the way. (Courtesy of the Heart & Stroke Foundation)
According to the experts people who are most successful at maintaining a healthy weight stick with three important lifestyle habits:
For additional support a Resource Library is available.
For a more information please see the HW Action Plan