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  • Blood pressure wallet card

    Heart and Stroke Foundation

    Track your blood pressure using this wallet card which can help you keep track of your blood pressure readings. Show this card to your healthcare provider when needed.

  • Basic principles of a healthy weight

    Heart and Stroke Foundation

    A healthy weight is good for your heart health. Create meals around the four food groups and control your portion sizes. The Heart and Stroke Foundation does not recommend any fad diets because they tend to be unhealthy.

  • Atherosclerosis

    Heart and Stroke Foundation

    Chest pain is a symptom of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) which can cause a heart attack or stroke. You are at a higher risk for atherosclerosis if you eat a high fat diet, are obese, have diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of heart disease.

  • Planning for challenges: Fitness at home

    Heart and Stroke Foundation

    Set up a fitness area at home to reach your fitness goals. Try something fun like dancing or skipping. Use objects around your home, such as a chair, for weight training. Make a plan for when you will be active.

  • Physical inactivity

    Heart and Stroke Foundation

    Exercise for good health. The Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity every week, in bouts of 10 minutes or more.

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