In Canada, one person every 7 minutes dies from a heart attack.
Stats show that more women (52%) than men (42%) die from a heart attack before reaching the hospital.
One in four women dies from a cardiac event, making it the #1 killer of women, regardless of race or ethnicity.
Age, overeating, inactive lifestyle can cause plaque to build up and lead to clogged arteries later in life.
Did you know in Simcoe Muskoka, there are 65,400 people over the age of 65?
Wowza, in Simcoe Muskoka, 87,350 people smoke daily.
There are about 20,200 people living with heart disease in Simcoe Muskoka.
Did you know 29,260 people are living with Diabetes in Simcoe Muskoka?
Imagine that! There are 118,000 people in Simcoe Muskoka who drink more than 5 drinks during an event in one month!
Stress is a killer -- over 104,500 people in Simcoe Muskoka reported they have high-stress levels.
Regular, daily exercise can reduce your risk of fatal heart disease. And when you combine physical activity with other lifestyle measures, such as maintaining a healthy weight, the payoff is even greater.
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains can help protect your heart.
Eating several servings a week of certain fish, such as salmon and mackerel, may decrease your risk of heart attack.