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Heart & Vascular Program

Heart Health

Lifestyle and Heart Disease

Lifestyle changes are the most effective way to reduce your risk for heart disease. As a society, Canadians are overweight and out of shape. Although it is great that we are starting to exercise our minds about the realities of heart disease prevention and treatment, it is crucial that we exercise our bodies as well. But exercise is only one aspect of lifestyle. Exercise is just one of many lifestyle changes that affect your risk of heart disease: