February is Heart Awareness Month









February is Heart Awareness Month — the only month dedicated to everything about the heart. Heart disease is the second-leading cause of death in Canada, with 1 in 12 Canadian adults over the age of 20 living with diagnosed heart disease. There is no better time to bring our awareness and attention to the importance of cardiovascular health and understanding our risk, and what we can do about it. Let’s take the opportunity to focus our efforts to improve our heart health and learn about lifestyle behaviour change to reduce our risk! Stay tuned in the coming weeks of Heart Month for a wellness blog series to better understand your health behaviours, heart health, and cardiovascular risk as well as a UFV employee healthy heart challenge!!