Managing blood pressure – not just about sodium
While salt reduction is a main way to help reduce blood pressure, there are other important nutritional factors to consider when trying to reduce blood pressure through dietary changes.
Are there better exercises for women and men?
In general, the size of a man’s heart is larger than a woman’s. So if you’re looking to take care of your heart health, are there better exercises depending on whether you’re male or female?
Tips to boost nutrition during pregnancy
Eating a heart-healthy diet is important throughout our lives, but doubly so during pregnancy. Pregnancy is one of the most nutritionally demanding stages of life for a woman.
How to adopt healthier habits
Deciding to take your heart health into your own hands by making some healthier behaviour changes is the first step. But how long do you need to keep up with these changes before they become habit?
Setting up healthy habits for success
Taking care of your heart health and overall wellbeing is one of the best things you can do for yourself, but it can be difficult to build healthy habits. Here are some ways you can set yourself up for success by choosing healthy foods.
Nutrition tips for managing type 2 diabetes
People with diabetes are up to four times as likely to develop heart disease as those without. If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes or have recently been diagnosed, the steps you take to either prevent or manage this disease are the same steps you’d take to decrease your risk of heart disease.
The best exercise choices when starting out
With all the choices out there today and mixed messages on what is the absolute best type of exercise, it can be daunting deciding which exercise will win your heart and give you the best bang for your buck – financially and with regard to fitness outcomes.
4 ways diet can help lower cholesterol
People often don’t think about cholesterol levels until there is cause to wonder, such as after a blood test check-up. While genetics can influence cholesterol levels to a degree, the foods we eat also play a part.
7 ways to avoid injuries when starting to exercise
If you’re looking to take charge of your heart health and overall wellbeing, exercise is one of the best ways. It can take a lot of willpower and motivation to get into an exercise program, and the last thing you want is for a simple and avoidable injury to derail you. Whether you’re returning to exercise after an absence, or starting from scratch, here are some ideas to help you get into it safely.