Category: Blog


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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Forget the resolutions. Aim to be better every day!

By Michelle Durante, HeartCORE Program Manager It’s 2017 already? Where did the time go? When writing this blog the theme was inspired by an article I was reading while trying to understand why people set New Year’s resolutions year after year,…

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Forget resolutions: 10 daily health commitments for success

The top new year’s resolution is living a healthier lifestyle, but three quarters of Canadians who make a resolution eventually break it — often in the first three months. Instead, experts say making health commitments rather than resolutions is more…

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