Risk and 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 are. Learn the steps to lower your risk. 

  • Unhealthy diet

    Unhealthy diet

  • Physical inactivity

    Physical inactivity

  • Unhealthy weight

    Unhealthy weight

  • Smoking


  • Stress


  • Excessive alcohol & drug abuse

    Excessive alcohol & drug abuse

 Learn about women’s unique risk factors

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.

My Heart in My Hands

Join a campaign that empowers women in Newfoundland and Labrador to put their heart health first. This fun, educational event unites women to take small steps and lead healthier lives. 

Group of female friends laughing at cafe