Heart Health: How are you taking care of your heart?

Heart Health: How are you taking care of your heart?

February 10, 2021

Love is certainly in the air this time of year, and rightfully so with Valentine’s Day on the horizon. However, did you know that February is also heart month? That’s right, it’s time to look after those tickers and bring attention to the importance of the cardiovascular system as a whole. Here some tips of how you can look after your heart so it’ll keep beating for many years to come. 


Get Moving: Your heart is a muscle and exercise and physical activity is what can help to strengthen it. Aim for 30-minutes of moderate-vigorous activity every day. Break up long sitting periods with a quick walk, standing exercise, or simply moving up and down to get the blood flowing. 

Exercise

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Eat Nutritious Foods: For heart health, try foods that contain “healthy fats” (omega-3s) which help to fuel our days and support our cardiovascular system. Read your nutrition labels and try to cut-down on “saturated fats”. Instead try cooking fish, making avocado toast, or snacking on nuts. Remember that dark chocolate is also known for its great source of antioxidants and can be great for heart health (in moderation of course). 

Food

Take Time to Relax: Natural responses to stressors can cause an increase in our heart rate and blood pressure. Take a step back, find time for yourself every day to manage your stress and relax. It could be through mindful meditation, drinking a cup of tea or coffee, or watching your favourite show. 


Sleep, Sleep, Sleep: Sleep is an essential for keeping the heart healthy. Ensure you are getting enough sleep, aim for approximately 6-8 hours every night. Set a regular bedtime and wake-up time and try not to press snooze. Try reading before bed, turning off electronic devices, drinking a glass of water, or meditating. 

Sleep


Check in With Your Physician: Schedule a regular check-up with your doctor or health-care professional to monitor your overall blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It’s never too early (or too late) to start! 


We’re always here to help you Move Well, Be Well. Let’s remember to look after ourselves, our hearts, and those around us. Spreading all kinds of love!

 

 

Written by,

 

Claire Peachey

B.H.K

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[OLD] Sizing Charts

FOOTWEAR:

European Sizing chart conversion:

*Please note that these conversion charts serve as a general guideline, actual fitting may vary by style.

Women’s

US

4.5-5

5.5-6

6.5-7

7.5-8

8.5-9

9.5-10

10.5-11

11.5-12

12.5-13

EU

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

 

Men’s

US

7.5-8

8.5-9

9.5-10

10.5-11

11.5-12

12.5-13

13.5-14

14.5-15

EU

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

 

SOCKS :

Sockwell

Brooks

Sock Size

US Men's Shoe Size

US Women's Shoe Size

Euro Shoe Size

Small

 

4 - 6.5

34 - 37

Medium

6 - 8.5

7 - 9.5

38 - 41

Large

9 - 11.5

10 - 12.5

42 - 45

XL

12 - 14.5

 

46 - 49


ANKLE BRACES:

 

Bauerfeind

 

Professional Orthopedic Products (POP)

  

DJO - Roboboots – Short and Tall

SHOE SIZE MEN

SHOE SIZE WOMEN

SIZE

Up to 4

Up to 5

XS

4 - 7

5 - 8

S

7 - 10

8 - 11

M

10 - 13

11 - 15

L

13+

15+

XL

 

 

 

DJO- Aircast Airsport

DESCRIPTION

MEN

WOMEN

SIZE

Left

Up to 5

Up to 5

X-Small

Right

Up to 5

Up to 5

X-Small

Left

5.5 - 7

5.5 - 8.5

Small

Right

5.5 - 7

5.5 - 8.5

Small

Left

7.5 - 11

9 - 12.5

Medium

Right

7.5 - 11

9 - 12.5

Medium

Left

11.5 - 13

13 - 14.5

Large

Right

11.5 - 13

13 - 14.5

Large

Left

13.5 +

15 +

X-Large

Right

13.5 +

15 +

X-Large

  

KNEE BRACES:

 

Bauerfeind

 

 

 

Ossur

Size

Circumference*

*Circumference measured 6” above mid-patella

XSmall

11.5" (29cm) to 13.75" (35cm)

Small

13.75" (35cm) to 16" (41cm)

Medium

16" (41cm) to 18" (46cm)

Large

18" (46cm) to 20.5" (52cm)

XLarge

20.5" (52cm) to 22.5" (57cm)

XXLarge

22.5" (57cm) to 24.75" (63cm)

XXXLarge

24.75" (63cm) to 28.5" (72cm)

XXXXLarge

28.5" (72cm) to 32" (81cm)

 

DJO

*Measurements taken 6” above mid-patella

SIZE

MEASUREMENT

XS/S

13" - 18.5" (33 - 47 cm)

M/L

18.5" - 23.5" (47 - 60 cm)

XL/XXL

23.5" - 29.5" (60 - 75 cm)

XXXL

29.5" - 31" (75 - 79 cm)


 

ELBOW BRACES:

Bauerfeind

 

 

HAND BRACES:

 

Professional Orthopedic Products (POP)

 

Size

Wrist Circ.

X-Small

4 ¾" - 5 ½"

Small

5 ½" - 6 ¼"

Medium

6 ¼" - 7"

Large

7" - 7 ¾"

X-Large

7 ¾" - 8 ½"


 

Orliman (thumb brace)

 

Size

Wrist

Circumference

in CM   (A)

 

Length

in CM   (B)

Small

14 - 18

11

Large

18 - 22

13