February is heart month. Heart disease currently affects more than 1.4 million Canadians and is a leading cause of death. In fact, more than 33, 600 Canadians die from heart disease each year. The good news is that many of the key risk factors are lifestyle related and include such things as smoking, a lack of exercise, an unhealthy diet, carrying excess weight and living with a high degree of stress.
In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville discusses the various products that can be used to assist with measuring and monitoring your heart rate in order to better support your high intensity exercise and recovery program which is key to improving heart health: