Personal health: Are you aware of the state of your health?
- February 1, 2011 12:41 PM |
- By POV
The Heart and Stroke Foundation warns Canadians to tackle health risk factors in a report released Tuesday. (Canadian Press)
By CBC News
Canadians seem to be in denial about their couch potato lifestyle and how it is robbing them of high quality years of life, the Heart and Stroke Foundation warns.
Tuesday's report suggests many people are not tackling risk factors that they could manage and control.
"This is a wake-up call for Canadians to say, 'Hey, wait a minute, what we think we're doing and we're actually doing is very different,'" said Dr. Beth Abramson, a cardiologist in Toronto and spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Brian Campkin's wake-up call came on a tennis court four years ago. The recreational player, then 46, felt abnormally winded during a warm-up. He started a match but his shortness of breath worsened until the weekend warrior hung up the towel.
After Campkin's wife insisted on a trip to the family doctor, the physician ordered blood work and stress tests. Several weeks later, an angiogram showed three of Campkin's arteries were clogged 100 per cent, 99 per cent and 86 per cent.
How conscious are you about your personal health? Take our survey and share your tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle below.
All News blogs
Point of View
- Inspirational Canadians: Who's your favourite?
- Rick Hansen takes part in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, March 12, 2010. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)By CBC NewsCanada's celebrated Man in Motion, Rick Hansen, will launch a cross-country relay in Cape... Continue reading this post
- Personal health: Are you aware of the state of your health?
- The Heart and Stroke Foundation warns Canadians to tackle health risk factors in a report released Tuesday. (Canadian Press)By CBC NewsCanadians seem to be in denial about their couch potato lifestyle and how it is robbing them of high quality... Continue reading this post