Your heart is what keeps your body going day after day. Your heart allows you to run, play, explore, and enjoy life. Taking care of your heart is one of the best things you can do to prolong your lifespan, and one of the best ways to care for your heart is to enjoy at least thirty minutes of physical activity each day. From lower blood pressure to slowing diabetes, there are several reasons that regular exercise benefits the heart. 

Lowers Blood Pressure 
One of the best things you can do to control stress and prevent the elevation of your blood pressure is to exercise. Even thirty minutes of walking each day can make a huge difference in better controlling your blood pressure. As high blood pressure can be a large contributor to heart disease, regular exercise benefits your heart greatly. 

Helps With Weight Management 
Carrying extra weight can put increased stress on your heart, heightening the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Regular exercise can help to keep your weight in a healthy range and help to manage long-term weight loss. 

Stops Or Slows The Progression Of Diabetes 
There are several ways in which the presence of diabetes in a body can affect the heart, including cardiovascular nerve damage, heightened blood pressure, and degradation of the artery walls. Regular exercise benefits your heart and its overall health by helping to slow or even stop the progression of diabetes in the body. 

Reduces Stress 
Regular exercise is great for not only your physical health but your mental health as well. A great way that many people choose to reduce stress, perform self-care, and enjoy some alone time is to take thirty minutes a day to themselves to exercise. By exercising each day, you can significantly reduce your stress levels and the heightened blood pressure that comes from stress. 

Support Through Critical Illness
While taking the best care of your body possible through good nutrition and exercise is a great way to help to prevent critical illnesses that affect the heart, unfortunately, sometimes maladies like heart disease happen anyway. Despite major improvements in treatment and disease management made over the last few decades, heart disease is the second leading cause of death for Canadians after cancer and a leading cause of hospitalization rates*. While we can’t predict when or if we may experience a critical illness, we can help prepare ourselves and our families to cope through recovery if it does happen. 

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Critical Illness Insurance is offered by Hudson’s Bay Financial Services and is underwritten by Chubb Life Insurance Company of Canada (“Chubb Life”). This information is for general information purposes only. Actual coverage is determined by the facts and circumstances of the particular loss and the terms and conditions of the policy as issued.

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*https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/report-heart-disease-Canada-2018.html