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Saturday, February 15, 2014

February Is Heart Health Month In New Brunswick

Thinking about matters of the heart isn't just reserved for Valentine's Day. 

February is Heart Health Month and Lizzy Gresh of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick says they encourage people to eat well, get active and be tobacco-free.

Gresh says obesity is a big risk factor for developing heart disease and stroke so you want to look at how much you weigh and also where you carry your body weight, because if you carry your weight in your stomach it's around all of your internal organs which can increase your risk.

Heart disease and stroke are two of the top three leading causes of death in Canada. Click here for more information about heart health in New Brunswick.