Category: Blog


10 Reasons Why Strength Training is Important

By Michelle Durante, HeartCORE Program Manager There are numerous benefits to regular strength training, I’m going to outline 10 reasons why you should be strength training. Many people are focused on becoming more active but don’t know why it is…

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Picnic on the Q

On June 8th, Heart Niagara will be celebrating our 40th anniversary and Canada’s 150th by hosting Picnic on the Q.  The goal of the event is to bring the community together in a cheerful picnic atmosphere while supporting local businesses,…

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Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise

Written by Kristen Maiden, HeartCORE Coach Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, which means that the disease gradually worsens over time. It is characterized by a loss of cells that are involved in the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter…

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Heart Niagara Launches Cooking for a Healthier You Program

Pilot project funded by The Branscombe Family Foundation  For 40 years Heart Niagara has been committed to delivering community based cardiovascular health services, health promotion and community development to Niagara’s 12 municipalities. Yearly, Heart Niagara reaches over 20,000 families and…

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March is Exercise Month!

A time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. By Michelle Durante, HeartCORE Program Manager Why is exercise important? Exercise is one of the most important factors in keeping your…

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Why don’t we care more about people with a high risk of heart disease?

By Dr. Stafford W. Dobbin Billions of dollars are being spent on tests to investigate people at high risk for cancers and nothing is done to investigate people for high risk of heart attack (and heart disease costs the country…

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February is Heart Month

Consider these statistics: If someone’s heart stops and nothing is done, permanent brain damage starts within four to six minutes. For each minute defibrillation is delayed, survival rates decline by 10%. In 2000, Heart Niagara helped to establish the Public…

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It’s time to take the Heart Month Challenge!

February is Heart Month. A time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. During Heart Month, Heart Niagara is encouraging positive heart healthy changes.  That’s why we’re asking everyone to…

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February is Heart Month

By Michelle Durante, Program Manager, HeartCORE February is national heart month, so what does this mean for you? This is the time of year to focus on the most important muscle in your body, your heart. Heart Niagara has been…

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Heart Niagara Celebrates Heart Month with Free CPR Training!

For 40 years, it’s been Heart Niagara’s mission to provide children and adults with the education, training and tools necessary to take control of their heart health. This February, in recognition of Heart Month, the non-profit organization is offering a…

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