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Risk & prevention

Prevention is key

Prevention starts with knowing your risk. Nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Almost 80% of premature  heart disease and stroke can be prevented through healthy behaviours. That means that habits like eating healthy, being active and living smoke free, have a big impact on your health.

Lifestyle risk factors

Many risk factors are within your power to control. Find out what they. Learn the steps to lower your risk. 

  • Unhealthy diet

    Unhealthy diet

  • Physical inactivity

    Physical inactivity

  • Unhealthy weight

    Unhealthy weight

  • Smoking

    Smoking

  • Stress

    Stress

  • Excessive alcohol & drug abuse

    Excessive alcohol & drug abuse

Conditions that are risk factors

Learn more about health conditions that can contribute to heart disease


Worried about your risk?

Learn your risk and how to lower it


Preventing heart disease

Develop habits that will reduce your risk. Pick a goal that is important to you. Tackle one step at a time.

 

Help us

  • Stop premature heart disease.

  • Fund innovative new treatments.

  • Ensure survivors have the rehab needed to regain lost skills.

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