Leading a healthy lifestyle can help you prevent and manage many types of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. To encourage a healthy lifestyle, organizations, such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society, offer wonderful resources and tools on healthy eating, physical activity and living tobacco free.
Browse this section of the website for great information, links, events and community resources to prevent or manage common chronic conditions.
- About half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the health of Canadians (Canadian Cancer Society).
- High Blood Pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, being overweight, excessive alchohol consumption, physical inactivity, smoking and stress are all risk factors for heart diease that you can do something about (Heart and Stroke Foundation).
- Following the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines can reduce your risk of premature death, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, colon cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis and improve your fitness, body
composition and indicators of mental health (Canadian Soceity for Exercise Physiology).