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The purpose of pre-participation cardiovascular testing is to identify underlying cardiovascular disease and provide guidance to athletes diagnosed with heart issues to ensure they perform physical activities in a safe manner

Flaxseed: The true superfood?

By Swati Shetty, Every morning my parents make a hearty bowl of oatmeal and mix in their one and only miracle ingredient: flaxseed powder. According to nutrition experts, this seed is supposed to help lower [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Categories: Article|Tags: , |0 Comments

Understanding Heart Attacks

In Canada, 2.4 million adults over the age of 20 live with diagnosed heart disease.1 Among these adults, as well as the general population, there is a high incidence of heart attack, with men being [...]

The Mediterranean diet and your cardiovascular health

By Aleksandar Borisov, Canadian healthcare in the 21st century is at an important crossroads. Over the past 50 years, Canadians’ needs have changed, however, our healthcare system has remained almost unchanged. What was once an [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Human Adaptations to Endurance Running and Present Day Dysevolution

By Aleksandar Borisov,   When my exercise physiology professor walked into our lecture one day wearing an absurdly large belt buckle with ‘100’ on it, my classmates and I couldn’t hold back a quiet chuckle. [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fitness and Fido: Cardiovascular health for you and your pet!

By Johanna Fee,   Animal companions are known for the positive impact they have on their owner’s lives, but how can they affect our cardiovascular and overall health? The presence of a pet has the [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , |0 Comments

Live better, Sleep longer: An insight to the effects of sleep deprivation

By Kenzie MacDonald,   Based on reports from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the National Institute of Health recommends that adults over the age of 18 get 7-8 hours of sleep a night [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: Article|Tags: , |0 Comments