The Rady Jewish Community Centre is marking Heart Month this February by raising awareness of the importance of heart health.
According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death in Canada, taking the lives of almost 70,000 Canadians annually.
“Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Manitoba, but in many cases it is preventable through lifestyle modification,” said Mark Spencer, director of fitness for the Rady JCC. “Not only are these changes good for your heart, but they also benefit your overall health.”
Throughout the month, the centre will be holding a series of activities, starting with free blood pressure screening today. From 10 a.m. to noon and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., the public can get a free reading without an appointment.
On Sunday, February 10, members can bring friends and family to Rady for a free workout. On Monday, February 18, “Family Heart Day” will see discounted activities for non-members from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., including mini-Zumba and Drums Alive sessions.