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Emotional Eating
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Emotional Eating

Back in November of 2018, Dr. Deborah Da Costa, PHD came to talk with WHHI regarding emotional eating. We have all had times where we are looking for some comfort, grandma’s cookies, mom’s pasta or just some chocolate. But when is it a problem? When we use food to soothe: Anxiety/depression Frustration Anger Helplessness Guilt...

October 19, 2019October 19, 2019by
A Woman’s Heart Is Different
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A Woman’s Heart Is Different

On the afternoon of October 15, 2009 I was gathering my papers and getting ready to go to the bank to make my company’s deposits. I rummaged through my purse – thinking do I have everything? Cheques, grocery list… aware that I had a lot to get done before picking up my son from school...

August 10, 2019August 31, 2019by
Managing Stress
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Managing Stress

In today’s world, stress is an everyday affliction. And it’s a known fact that chronic stress can take a physical toll on your general health and wellbeing. While more research is needed to determine exactly how stress might affect heart disease, we know that stress can contribute indirectly by influencing certain risk factors for heart...

March 17, 2016August 30, 2017by
Gender role more important than sex in repeat heart attacks: McGill study – Montreal – CBC News
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Gender role more important than sex in repeat heart attacks: McGill study – Montreal – CBC News

Regardless of gender, people with more traditional feminine personality traits have a harder time recovering after a heart attack, a study led by McGill University researchers shows. Source: Gender role more important than sex in repeat heart attacks: McGill study – Montreal – CBC News Interesting research coming out of McGill University that looks at...

February 15, 2016May 16, 2017by
How to Exercise & Stay Motivated in Cooler Weather
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How to Exercise & Stay Motivated in Cooler Weather

Regular exercise is important to the health and wellbeing of your heart. Individuals who don’t exercise have higher rates of heart disease compared to people who perform even mild to moderate amounts of physical activity. But while we all know we ought to be exercising for our health, it is easier said than done, especially...

December 17, 2015March 22, 2017by
Young Women and Heart Disease
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Young Women and Heart Disease

Although heart disease is less common in younger women, it is no less important to understand the disease, and your risk factors at a young age. In fact, you could say it is even more important to be aware at a younger age, because heart disease is largely preventable. This means that the things you...

June 7, 2015March 23, 2017by
Heart Disease in Women & Why Gender-Specific Research is Important
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Heart Disease in Women & Why Gender-Specific Research is Important

Cardiovascular disease has long been a leading cause of death in Canada, and for a long time, it was predominantly associated with older men. In the 1970s, with research and awareness on the rise, deaths due to cardiovascular disease began to decline for the total population. However, for women, the number of annual cardiovascular deaths...

May 20, 2015July 22, 2019by
The Heart Healthy Diet
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The Heart Healthy Diet

When we say that heart disease is largely a preventable disease, it means you can greatly decrease your risk by engaging in a healthy lifestyle. One of the best preventions is a balanced diet. While no one diet alone can cure disease, food in many ways is our best medicine against illness. Food nourishes; it...

April 25, 2015March 23, 2017by
February is Heart Month
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February is Heart Month

February is Heart Month, and WHHI is proud to join with women around the country to raise awareness for such an important health issue. Today, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in Canada. One in four women die of heart disease in Canada every year. Such facts are sobering and indicative...

February 15, 2015March 23, 2017by
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