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February is Heart Month
by Trudi



February is here, and on Monday, February 14th, it will be Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a day that is celebrated with cards, flowers, chocolates or whatever you feel is a treat for you and your loved ones. While Valentine’s Day is a fun day to acknowledge the important people in our lives, it is also important to remember to take care of ourselves.

February is Heart Month. For the whole month of February, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. wants us to take care of our hearts and our health.

“Every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke. Heart disease and stroke are two of the three leading causes of death in Canada.” (Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C.)

Below are two links to give you some information to help live a healthier life for you and the ones you love. This information is current and Canadian.

Visit the Healthy Living section of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C.  website. The section gives information on Healthy Eating, Physical Activities, Recipes, Healthy Weight, Family Health, and other resources like coping with stress, and other healthy habits.

If you have children in your life, this is a great link to get information on Healthy Eating, Healthy Activities, Being Healthy at School, and some information that you can read together with your children in order to give them information on how to be healthy for life.

While February is Heart month, the information here is to be used all year long to create a healthy, long life for you and your loved ones. Life is stressful and busy, so it is very important we take care of our hearts and health.



     

 

(February 13, 2011)

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