Healthy Heart Program We are pleased to announce we have developed a new program to improve preventative care at WCFHT. This program will involve those who are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and will provide them with treatment and management options to lower their risk. Our goal is to identify individuals at risk of developing CVD and provide them with a complete risk assessment. This may involve updating lab tests, family history, blood pressure and review of medical conditions. Through this program we hope to improve health outcomes by discussing the benefit of various treatment options including setting diet and exercise goals and in some cases initiating medication. This program is the first of its kind at WCFHT, and will focus on informing those who may be at higher risk. Patients will then have the opportunity to work with the dietitian along with the rest of their healthcare team to help understand their risk and create a plan of action to help lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and improve overall health.
Improving Cardiovascular Health with Lifestyle Changes The following resources provide general information on how lifestyle changes can help to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. They are intended to provide general information that can be used to help get you started. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. While we have taken care selecting this list, we cannot accept any responsibility for the content published by the authors. Please consult websites for up to date information.
Mediterranean Diet Adherence Screener: A validated tool designed to assess your current adherence to the Mediterranean eating pattern. Complete this questionnaire to get started on making dietary changes.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY The Canadian Cardiovascular Society recommends adults accumulate 150 mins of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic activity per week and at least 2 days of strength-based resistance training per week.