Happy Heart Month!

February is Heart Month

“Did you know that up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through your life habits, such as eating a healthy diet and being physically active?” (heartandstroke.ca)

The Heart and Stroke Foundation breaks down healthy living into three manageable categories: Healthy Eating, Staying Active, Reducing Stress. Each of these sections contain easy tips and small changes you can make on a day-to-day basis that will help you keep your heart healthy.

Healthy Eating

With so many new diets in the news and such a massive selection of foods readily available at the grocery store, it can be very difficult to determine what is ‘healthy’ – or healthiest for you. The Heart and Stroke Foundation offers advice on dietary basics and tips on how to balance your meals.

Staying Active

There are lots of benefits to being active. The Heart and Stroke Foundation provides guidelines of how much activity you need based on your age, as well as helpful hints to get started.

Reducing Stress

Everybody feels stress, and each person processes it differently. There’s really no way to prevent stress entirely, but what’s important is that we learn to manage it! The Heart and Stroke Foundation provides some great resources for learning to deal with stress in your life.

Compression socks (like those we offer at Nightingale) can be very useful for boosting circulation and promoting the return of blood to your heart. Compression socks can also be useful in the prevention of blood clots, such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in the legs.

This is a great time to purchase compression socks, as we are currently featuring…

Our Annual Love Your Legs Sale!

Take advantage of the great deals on both prescription and non-prescription socks, and help keep your circulation system strong!

 

For more information, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2017/02/heart_month.html