The threat of heart disease and stroke is more urgent than ever with an aging population and rising rates of obesity and diabetes. Our company’s mission is to help Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better. We want to use our skills, experience and passion to help Canadians feel better. Did you know that 8 out of 10 cases of premature heart disease and stroke are preventable with a healthy lifestyle? That’s right. 80% of heart conditions are preventable!
We have included below a series of articles, resources and services offered by our pharmacists that will help you keep your heart healthy! Read on for more helpful information in maintaining your heart health.
Sobeys Dietitians are located in select stores in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan and have a world of healthy ideas for you!
Dietitians are qualified professionals uniquely trained to guide you on diet, food and nutrition. Our Sobeys Dietitians are focused on the health and well-being of our customers. They strive to translate the science of nutrition into a healthy grocery cart for our customers and their families.
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How to Maintain a Healthy Heart
Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet or wonder drug that will prevent cardiovascular disease. There are, however, some lifestyle habits that you can adopt to dramatically decrease your chances of developing it. Learn more
Living with High Blood Pressure
Nearly a quarter of Canadian adults have been diagnosed with hypertension (the medical name for high blood pressure). Many more may have it and don’t know it, because the condition produces no symptoms. Learn more
Maintaining a healthy weight is an important step in safeguarding your heart health. But that’s a lot easier said than done, leading many people to try one fad diet or another. There are strategies to managing healthy weight. Learn more
Heart Health & Vitamins
There have been quite a few studies that have looked at whether vitamins can help protect your heart health. The results have been mixed; some show benefits while others don’t. Some of the strongest evidence for heart benefits focuses on the B vitamins. Learn more
Quitting Smoking: Talk to your Sobeys Pharmacist for help to quit smoking. You can find a Sobeys Pharmacist in your area here.
Physical Activity: Public Health Agency of Canada
Nutrition and Healthy Eating: Health Canada
Coping with Stress: Canadian Mental Health Association
Heart Healthly Tools: Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada
Heart Health: Hypertension Canada