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Drinking Alcohol and Heart Health – Are They Connected?

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We’ve all heard the claims that drinking a little alcohol each day is beneficial to your health. But is there truth in that statement? According to John Hopkins Medicine, some studies support the idea that moderate alcohol consumption lowers the risk of dying from heart disease. However, on the flip side, drinking excessively can contribute...

The Holiday Heart Attack – Tips to Maintaining Healthy Habits Over the Holiday Season

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The festive season is a time for friends, family and spreading joy and holiday cheer! We begin to see holiday parties ramp up, which also means copious amounts of food and drink. But the festive season isn’t just about eating and celebrating, it’s also about the cold winter weather! Winter, not to mention holiday stress,...

Anxiety and Heart Disease – How Are They Connected?

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It is estimated that over 3 million Canadians over the age of 18 suffer from anxiety disorder, and more than 27 per cent of sufferers reported that the disorder affected their lives, making simple activities and work challenging. But anxiety can cause a slew of health issues, including heart disease. If you suffer from anxiety disorder, it’s important to take steps...

Can Drinking Water Improve Heart Health? H2O’s Role in Keeping You Healthy

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Water, otherwise known as H2O, is vital to our overall health, including our heart health. In fact, it comprises 60 per cent of our body weight and is responsible for getting rid of waste through urination, perspiration and bowel movements. Water also helps to protect sensitive tissues and cushions joints, but also plays an important...

Vaping and Heart Health – How Are They Connected?

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Vaping is a relatively new phenomenon that has been deemed ‘healthier than smoking cigarettes.’ According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, users believe vaping is a healthier alternative to smoking. This, however, is starting to prove false with many stories of users falling ill and suffering from respiratory and heart issues. What is vaping? Vaping...
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