Heart disease and stroke are responsible for 27 per cent of deaths in Canada every year. It's therefore crucial for us to take action to foster heart healthy habits. Up to 80 per cent of early heart disease and stroke can be prevented by adopting healthy behaviours including eating a healthy diet and exercising.
While homeowners have had more than 25 years to learn and appreciate the life-saving benefits of working smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms are a relatively new addition.
Like smoke alarms, replacing old CO alarms is also important. Over time, dust and cooking smoke can obstruct sensors, potentially affecting their performance.
The third Monday in January is purported to be the most depressing day of the year. While there is no scientific evidence to support this claim, shorter days and reduced sunlight combined with frigid temperatures can contribute to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depresssion related to seasonal variation in light that affects many Canadians.
Every year, people make resolutions that don't get kept after January. Follow these helpful tips to help you stick to your goals.
1. Make your objectives realistic and specific. Take small steps toward your larger goals. This way you can accurately measure your progress and celebrate your successes along the way.
Whether it's a night out with friends, a stressful work day, or even a morning coffee, every smoker and current quitter experiences trigger moments that can make it very difficult to quit. A recent survey shows the most common scenarios that usually trigger cravings for Canadians are after having a meal, being with friends who smoke, consuming alcohol, and drinking coffee. The most common stressors are family-related.
Fortunately, there are simple ways you can deal with your triggers to fight your cravings. Here are five easy tips that'll help you quit smoking for good.