Category: Blog


The Heart of Your Community Cookbook

Heart Niagara Celebrates 40 Years with Release of Anniversary Cookbook To commemorate another decade of achievement and success, we have published a heart healthy cookbook titled, The Heart of Your Community. The focus of the cookbook is Niagara’s bounty of…

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HeartCore

HeartCORE is a high-intensity resistance training program that involves 15-minute appointments, up to three times per week, as part of your physical activity program. Our main goal during each and every appointment is to bring all major muscle groups to…

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THE 20TH ANNUAL HEARTS IN MOTION GOLF TOURNAMENT

Enjoy a fabulous day of golf while supporting the Healthy Heart Schools’ Program. The 20th annual Hearts in Motion golf tournament takes place on Wednesday, October 4th, at Bridgewater Country Club. Register early and save! Fees prior to August 16th…

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How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals

By Michelle Durante, HeartCORE Program Manager More often than not people struggle with setting goals for exercise. This becomes the first barrier people will face when trying to begin a new exercise regimen. Goal setting allows an individual to focus…

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Willie John’s Big Easy brings New Orleans to The Q District

It’s hard to believe that one year ago Heart Niagara employees were preparing for the organization’s July relocation to Queen Street in Niagara Falls. Over the past 10 months, Heart Niagara and HeartCORE have continued to welcome patients, clients and…

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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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