Getting Heart Healthy in 2023

It’s that time of the year again, when people are purchasing healthy foods, renewing gym memberships, and getting to bed at a reasonable hour in an effort to improve their physical and mental well-being, including their heart health.  However, New Year’s resolutions...

Heartfelt Wishes from Northern Hearts

Heartfelt Wishes from Northern Hearts for 2022 Have you been keeping up with Northern Hearts programs this year? As you may or may not know, Northern Hearts is a local non-profit organization with a mission to provide the public with educational resources and...

Supporting Seniors to Stay Active

Supporting Seniors to Stay Active Are you the one always trying to get your older friends or family members motivated to be physically active? It is often a tough battle when the ones you love may find it harder to move the way they used to. As you age, that feeling...

Aging Heart Webinar

  Dr. Andrew Affleck, CCFP(EM) FIFEM was an emergency physician in Thunder Bay for 35 years and is passionate about cardiac care. He is a volunteer board member of Northern Hearts. Dr. Affleck’s presentation is part of Northern Heart’s “Virtual Talk with Doc”...

Prolonged Sitting is Dangerous

Sitting is the New Smoking Staying active during the colder months can be difficult. With the sun setting earlier and the sun rising later, it is hard to stay motivated. This not only can be frustrating for yourself but having a sedentary winter can be detrimental to...

Aging and Your Heart

The Effects of Aging and Your Heart Health As you age, your body begins to change the way it works. For example, as you get older your heart cannot beat as fast during physical activity or in times of stress compared to when you were younger. As you age the walls of...