Risk and prevention

Prevention is key

Prevention starts with knowing your risk. Nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Almost 80% of premature  heart disease and stroke can be prevented through healthy behaviours. That means that habits like eating healthy, being active and living smoke free, have a big impact on your health.

Lifestyle risk factors

Many risk factors are within your power to control. Find out what they are. Learn the steps to lower your risk. 

  • Unhealthy diet

    Unhealthy diet

  • Physical inactivity

    Physical inactivity

  • Unhealthy weight

    Unhealthy weight

  • Smoking


  • Stress


  • Excessive alcohol & drug abuse

    Excessive alcohol & drug abuse

 Learn about women’s unique risk factors

Preventing heart disease

Develop habits that will reduce your risk. Pick a goal that is important to you. Tackle one step at a time.


Help us

  • Stop premature heart disease.

  • Fund innovative new treatments.

  • Ensure survivors have the rehab needed to regain lost skills.