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Heart Health

Last Updated: March 2024

A healthy eating pattern and regular physical activity can help keep your heart strong and your blood vessels healthy. Whether you are trying to prevent heart disease and control blood pressure, or you already have a heart condition, these resources are for you.

Eating for Heart Health

What you eat is important for the health of your heart. Learn more:

Exercise for Heart Health

Being active is good for your heart. If you have a medical condition, check with your health care provider or a qualified exercise professional before becoming more active. Learn more about being active for a healthy heart:

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, can damage your blood vessels, heart and kidneys. Learn how you can help prevent or manage high blood pressure.

Low Sodium Eating

Eating too much sodium can increase the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease.

Heart Failure

Heart failure occurs when your heart isn't pumping blood strongly enough for your body to get the oxygen and nutrients it needs. If you have heart failure, a healthy lifestyle can help you feel your best. Learn more about living with heart failure:

Warfarin and vitamin K

Warfarin, also known as Coumadin®, is a blood thinner medication that helps prevent blood clots. If you take warfarin, it is important to keep eating the same amount of vitamin K foods that you usually do, and not suddenly eat a lot more or a lot less. Learn more:

Useful Websites

Heart & Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is a Canadian organization that provides information on heart disease and stroke, including information on heart healthy eating, physical activity, and heart healthy recipes.