Make Death Wait

I’ve partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation this year by signing up for the Ride for Heart (and I still need lots of donations to hit my fundraising goal :) ).

Take a look at some of the statistics published on the Make Death Wait website:

Millions of Canadians are still at risk, and will be, for generations to come. More than 50,000 strokes, 70,000 heart attacks and up to 45,000 cardiac arrests occur every year

  • The incidence of stroke is expected to double in the next 10 years
  • Canadian children are the first generation poised for shorter lives than their parents
  • $20.9 billion is spent annually on heart disease and stroke

Their goal is to have Canadians pledge ONE  MILLION actions by the end of February (Heart month) to make death wait.  These can be actions to help you get moving, change your eating, whatever you can change or add to make your heart healthier.

Just training for this ride has already improved my health.  I’ve significantly increased my cardio workouts in the last month.  I’ve been on the stationary bike on Saturdays.  Yesterday I did my longest ride yet at 20km.  Plus I’ve pushed up my cardio on other workout days on the elliptical, the rowing machine, and more biking.

The key to my commitment over the last month has been having a partner.  Brad and I now coordinate our fitness schedule for the week.  We try to get to the gym together at least twice a week.  This makes me far more accountable if I know I’m meeting him to workout.

The team at the Heart and Stroke Foundation would like to invite you to make a change to help make death wait.  We’ve got a giveaway for you.

Prize pack includes:

Valued at over $150, the prize pack includes:

  • A live or virtual nutrition counseling session with a HSF registered dietitian,
  • heart-healthy cookbook,
  • pedometer,
  • measuring spoons,
  • water bottle, and
  • reusable HSF bag.

Contest open to Canadians.  How to enter:

  • leave a comment here telling me what healthy action you’re taking this year

Contest open until 11:59 pm EST January 17th.

Also (and not required) we would love you to head on over to the website and pledge your action as well!

What can you do to MAKE DEATH WAIT? (note: if you’re commenting and NOT entering the contest can you please note that, thank you!!!)

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