A Healthy Heart Starts with a Good Attitude

A Healthy Heart Starts with a Good Attitude

Putting a smile on your face is good for your heart. While you should definitely continue with your exercise routines and a healthy diet, sporting a positive attitude is definitely a heart-healthy habit. Various studies have shown that positive people have less risk of developing heart disease than people with a glass-half-empty attitude. It’s not exactly clear why people with a positive attitude are able to avoid heart disease but it’s possible that they are able to create and stick to their health-related goals. A study conducted...

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Chocolate – The New Heart-Friendly Food Choice

Chocolate – The New Heart-Friendly Food Choice

Can it be true? Can chocolate really be good for you? If you’re a true chocoholic, you’ll be thrilled to learn that more and more research is taking place every day regarding chocolate and its effects on the heart. According to a study that took place in Norfolk, England, which lasted 11 years and followed the health patterns of approximately 21,000 residents, there is evidence that chocolate may be good for your heart. The results showed that only 12% of the people researched that were eating the most chocolate died from or...

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Only Trust a CPR Certified Babysitter

Only Trust a CPR Certified Babysitter

As a parent you know that anything can happen to your child in the blink of an eye. Hopefully, so far, it’s only been a scraped knee or a few bruises from falling off a bike. If, however, something more severe should happen to your child, you’ll want to know that you have a CPR certified babysitter looking after your child when you go out. The heart can stop for a number of reasons. A major trauma such as running into a brick wall when a young child is riding a small motorized kiddy car can be enough to stop the heart instantly. In...

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How to Recognize a Heart Attack

How to Recognize a Heart Attack

It’s something that we hope to never experience during our lifetime. A heart attack is a life-threatening condition that could change your life forever. However, with the appropriate knowledge and training, you will have the skills to help someone if they are suffering of a heart attack, potentially saving their life in the process. Heart Attack Signs The better you can recognize the signs of a heart attack, the higher chance you have of saving a life. Many Canadians die annually from heart attacks simply because they didn’t...

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3 Exercises that Are Good For Your Heart

3 Exercises that Are Good For Your Heart

There are a lot of exercise routines being promoted, making it easy to choose one that is good for your heart. It’s recommended that you engage in a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week or 75 minutes of aerobic activity that’s more vigorous. Here are 3 exercises that we recommend at Heart 2 Heart, First Aid & CPR training Toronto, that are good for your heart. Brisk Walking or Running Our bodies were made to walk and run-not for extended periods of sitting. You can use a treadmill for brisk walking or...

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What Are CPR Recertification Courses?

What Are CPR Recertification Courses?

If you have previously received certification in CPR there will come a point when you will need to be recertified. Our courses offer Red Cross certification that is valid for 3 years. Once you complete the course the certification card will be issued on the same day. It is now easier than ever to get recertified in First Aid & CPR training Toronto, through our Heart 2 Heart courses. Standard First Aid CPR /AED (C or HCP) Recertification This is a one-day course that is also commonly referred to as Basic Cardiac Life Support. You can take...

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Heart2Heart’s List of Brain Healthy Superfoods

Heart2Heart’s List of Brain Healthy Superfoods

When you want to keep your brain healthy and stimulated it’s important to eat the right types of food. Eating well is good for not only your physical health but for your mental health as well. Your muscles, lungs and heart all need nutrients to function and so does your brain. Here are 7 of Heart2Heart’s favourite brain-healthy superfoods that you should incorporate into your diet today. Whole Grains This food gives your brain the energy it needs to keep working. If you find that you aren’t able to focus or concentrate as well as...

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Understanding the Use of SOCRATES in First Aid

Understanding the Use of SOCRATES in First Aid

Healthcare professionals and first-aid respondents use a mnemonic to help with pain assessment in patients. A mnemonic is something used to help jog the memory and in moments of crisis it can become very useful. For healthcare providers, SOCRATES is used as the mnemonic to help identify any underlying causes of pain. Heart 2 Heart, your provider of first aid & CPR training Toronto, breaks down the SOCRATES tactic: S – The first letter stands for “Site”. It is important to determine the exact site of the pain in order to...

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Factors That Can Affect Your Pulse and Respiratory Rate

Factors That Can Affect Your Pulse and Respiratory Rate

It’s important to understand how to recognize good vital signs. Our vital signs help determine whether or not we are getting sick.   How to recognize healthy vital signs A pulse is when our blood passes through an artery and this artery expands; it is a measurement of how many times our heart beats in a minute. The average person’s heart beats between 60 and 80 times a minute. Like a pulse, the respiratory rate is also measured by minutes. The average person inhales and exhales between 12 and 20 times every 60 seconds.   Age As...

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Heart 2 Heart CPR: How to Recognize Your Getting a Heat Stroke

Heart 2 Heart CPR: How to Recognize Your Getting a Heat Stroke

You’ve been out in the summer heat all day. Your legs feel tight and your palms are dry. You’re sweating through your shirt and beginning to feel a little bit disoriented. Sound familiar? You may be experiencing a heat stroke. Heat stroke is when your body struggles with controlling its core temperature. When someone gets heat stroke, it can injure their brain and body functions. There are 2 different types of heat stroke and knowing which type of stroke you are having can come in handy. At Heart 2 Heart, we are always looking for a...

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