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Benefits of Physical Activity


Physical activity has many benefits for the body and mind. Some of the benefits of regular physical activity include:

  1. Improved physical fitness: Regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility.
  2. Weight management: Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight if you need to.
  3. Improved mental health: Physical activity can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve mood and overall quality of life.
  4. Stronger bones and muscles: Exercise can help strengthen bones and muscles, which can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and falls in older adults.
  5. Improved cardiovascular health: Physical activity can help improve heart health by lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels, and reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  6. Improved cognitive function: Some research suggests that regular physical activity may improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
  7. Improved sleep: Exercise can help improve sleep quality and duration.
  8. Increased energy: Regular physical activity can help increase energy levels and reduce fatigue.
  9. Improved self-esteem and body image: Exercise can help improve self-esteem and body image by building confidence and helping you feel more comfortable in your own skin.

Spring Clean Your Food Habits

It’s spring cleaning time – the perfect occasion to commit to healthier eating. Here’s a checklist to help keep your foods fresh and healthy.

How Max Saved His Dad

Knowing the signs of a stroke could save a life. This 8-year-old learned the signs of stroke at a Jump Rope for Heart assembly. Then this happened.

Drug Advances Could Buy Crucial Time For Stroke Patients

Here’s an article from The Heart and Stroke Foundation advising that damage could be reduced thanks to an innovative new drug that protects the brain during a stroke.……more

Healthy Eating

Encouraging healthy eating at a young age will help kids eat well later in life. Here are a few tips and tricks from the Heart and Stroke Foundation to help your children to eat healthy to grow into healthy adults.

Daily Walk Can Add Years To Your Life

A good article here on walking from the Heart a Stroke Foundation to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke.

Think FAST To Recognize The Signs Of Stroke

Great article here from the Heart and Stroke Foundation on knowing and recognizing the signs of a stroke. You could save a life – maybe your own – if you act quickly when somebody is having a stroke. Now there’s an easier way to recognize and remember the signs of stroke. All you need to know is four letters: FAST.

CPR Training Attempts To Break Guiness World Record

First Aid 1st was pleased to participate as one of the many CPR trainers on October 25, 2012 at Canada’s Wonderland in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record® for the largest CPR training session by training the most people at one time in one place.  The event was part of a cardiac arrest awareness campaign sponsored by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
While falling short of the current world record set by the Singapore Heart Foundation which attracted 7909 participants on January 16, 2011, more than 5000 participants at Canada’s Wonderland learned life saving CPR skills.  With over 7,000 cardiac arrests in Ontario each year, there is a need to train as many people as possible to insure a positive outcome for these individuals.
First Aid 1st provides CPR, HCP Level C and First Aid Certification for small to medium sized Corporate Businesses and individuals.  CPR, HCP and First Aid classes are taught by experienced instructors who are certified by The Lifesaving Society and The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. They bring a wealth of knowledge, personal expertise and examples to the training.