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World Heart Day: making a promise to live healthier

Sunday, September 29 is World Heart Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of heart health. This year’s theme is around ‘Heart Heroes’: making a promise to live healthier lives by eating better, exercising more, and quitting smoking. Making small lifestyle changes can have a big impact and help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Read through our round-up of resources below to see what the research says about strategies you can employ to improve your overall heart health and quality of life.  


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DISCLAIMER: Many of our Blog Posts were written before the COVID-19 pandemic and thus do not necessarily reflect the latest public health recommendations. While the content of these blogs identify activities that support optimal aging, it is important to defer to the most current public health recommendations such as social distancing and frequent hand washing. Some of the activities suggested within these blogs may need to be modified or avoided altogether to comply with current social distancing recommendations. To view the latest updates from the Public Health Agency of Canada, please visit their website

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