Risk Factors can contribute to heart disease. Here are factors you should discuss with your Doctor: (From the Heart & Stroke Foundation's website)
Risk issues you can do something about
High blood pressure (hypertension)
High blood cholesterol
Excessive alcohol consumption
Risk factors you cannot control
History of stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack)
We want you all to live a healthier lifestyle. Part of that is promoting Active Living.
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.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends Canadians make active living part of their daily lives. You don't even have to go for an intense workout to get these healthy benefits. Just 30 minutes most days of the week is all it takes to start, and everything counts, even gardening, housework or dancing with your kids. When you have acheived 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week, slowly work your way up to 60 minutes.