Hello there! Did you know February is heart month?
What are you doing to make yourself healthy?
It’s tough, when we’re still under stay-at-home orders, of course, with this silly virus thing – but we have to make our health and our heart a priority.
February is Heart Month, a time to bring attention to the importance of cardiovascular health, and what we can to reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease.
Heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults, and is the second leading cause of death in Canada.
We can all reduce our risk of heart disease by making healthy lifestyle choices, including quitting smoking, eating a healthy and balanced diet, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol levels. To help Canadians make some of these lifestyle changes, the Government of Canada is supporting innovative programs and partnerships like Run to Quit, Carrot Rewards, APPLE Schools and Kid Food Nation, in communities across Canada. These initiatives support healthy living and help to prevent chronic diseases in all ages.
The calendar gives us lots of immediate reminders:
– February 13th is Women’s Heart Health Day – see https://cwhhc.ottawaheart.ca/how-get-involved/wear-red-campaign – wear red, and get healthy
– February 14th is Valentine’s Day – and we all know the heart significance with romance
– February 15th is Family Day – see https://www.statutoryholidays.com/family-day.php
So, while we’re still dealing with the pandemic, let’s make a plan to get more active and in better health. A healthy body will better protect you against the risk of heart disease – and – better prepare you to cope with that silly virus, should it come your way.
I have two virtual travel-inspired events in February (thus far) that are focused on being active.
On Tuesday, Feb.9th, I have my “Get Fit” Travel Tuesday at 5 pm est, and on Tuesday, Feb.16th, I’m partnering with my western colleagues to have a “Great Canadian Trails” Travel Tuesday at 8:30 pm est.
Contact me for more info.