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Heart Month: Cardiovascular Fitness Training & Your Heart


February is heart month. This month has been designated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada as a way to alert millions of Canadians to the risks of heart disease and stroke.

Did you know that 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke? And that heart disease and stroke take one life every 7 minutes in Canada? Knowing these statistics, it’s important to take steps to improve your heart health and to reduce your risk factors.

Your heart is a muscle and it gets stronger and healthier when you lead a healthy and active lifestyle. One excellent way to improve your heart health is to take part in cardiovascular fitness training.

Cardiovascular Fitness Training: Getting Started

Cardiovascular fitness training (or "cardio") is an important part of any workout routine. Cardiovascular fitness training helps the heart, lungs and organs function properly. Those who have good cardiovascular fitness have hearts that are able to supply oxygen-rich blood to working muscles and muscles that...