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This Week's ShoutOuts!

* Robertson Ward Associates
* Kevin Bishop
* Pharmacy Sales
* Ricardo Williams

 
The Heart & Stroke Foundation Annual Summer Camp is here. Campers learn meal preparation, healthy cooking techniques and even how to shop! More...
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Tel: 437 3312

Email: Click Here

Thank You Beacon Insurance Company
for supporting this year's Soccerrama.

Ban on Sodas Working
read more...
Fat Loss Program Registration
Line Dancing - $7.00
Monday @ 5:15 pm
Thursday @ 10.00 am

Fat-Loss Program
Registration is now open
What is your BMI?

CPR Training
(P.E Teachers & churches)

Annual Fun Walk
September 26th, 5:30 pm
(GLOW)

Meet the Nutritionist
August 17th - 5:30 pm
$20.00 per person


Yoga
Thanks for registering
The class dates and times, will be emailed to you.


Blood & Cholesterol Test
Try the detox after Crop Over

Youth Gym 
Saturday Mornings at The Heart & Stroke's Gym

Self Defense for Stroke Patients
This August - 7 Spaces Left

Summer Camp
Welcome aboard

World Heart Day Lecture
Sept 29, @ 7:00pm

Quintessential Personal Fitness & Lifestyle Prog.
Breakfast Launch Sept 1st
Lifestyle Fitness that is tailored exclusively to you
Fun Walk
September 26
5:30pm
HEALTH CARE DISCLAIMER: This site and its services do not constitute the practice of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always talk to your healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment, including your specific medical needs. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately.

Quick Test...
See how much you score...

 

This is important especially as we move into the highlight of crop over, and you may just happen to be at one of the many cultural events around....

1) If someone has collapsed and is not responding, what is the first thing you should do?
a) Check for a pulse
b) Call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number
c) Check to see if they’re breathing
d) Run away  

2) Who can perform CPR effectively?
a) Doctors and nurses
b) Paramedics
c) People who have special training in CPR 
d) You
e) All of the above

3) CPR involves pushing down on the person’s body using the heel of your hand, with the other hand on top, fingers interlocked. Where do you push?
a) On the person’s navel
b) In the centre of the chest
c) Two inches below the collar bone
d) Over the top rib on the left side

4) How fast should you push?
a) Once per second
b) Twice per second
c) Three times per second
d) As fast as you can.

5) How hard should you push?
a) Lightly – you don’t want to hurt the person
b) Two inches down
c) As hard as you can
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Okay...lets see how you scored...
Q1 - B (5 points); Q2 - E (5 points);
Q3 - B (5 points); Q4 - B (5 points); Q5 - B (5 points)


0 - 10 points - You'll need to learn CPR
10 - 20 points - Brush up on your skills
10 - 20 Points - Congrats

*Remember your CPR training is valid for two years
Look out for our next pop quiz and we'll also have a bit of reward for those who do well..

Consider this...

Does anyone in your Costume Band know CPR? 
Ask your bandleader when you sign-up...
 
Heart Attacks seem to increase right after a festive season...
Observation based on historical evidence.

Call or Visit the Heart & Stroke...
Let us know how we can assist you this Crop Over.

Coming Soon! How to Manage Back-to-School Stress...
For Parents, New Students and Teachers...
Crop Over Time!
Enjoy Responsibly... Its possible to stay healthy during the season.
4 Tips

Hydrate
 - Anytime you are "going out" to have a good time make sure that you hydrate. Adequate water before you do anything is important. The body is 70% water, and water is constantly lost to perspiration, breathing, urination
, etc... The heart rate increases to compensate for the low blood volume, when dehydrated. This makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood past any blockages or blood clots. As a result there is a decrease in oxygen rich blood flowing to the heart which causes the heart to go into shock and seize up resulting in a heart attack. 

Alcohol - Drinking too much alcohol can raise the levels of some fats in the blood. It can also lead to high blood pressureheart failure and an increased calorie intake. Consuming too many calories can lead to obesity and a higher risk of developing diabetes. Excessive drinking can lead to stroke and sudden cardiac death.

Fast Foods - Having fast food almost at every corner spot, whether in a building establishment or from the back of a vehicle, sometimes we forget about salt content and fat content. The bad stuff somehow always taste so good! We'd like to suggest a quick visit to the Heart & Stroke, to make sure that your cholesterol has not spiked.

Stress - Some persons de-stress during the Crop Over Season, and others gain, for various reasons. In times of stress, people often turn to harmful habits to "reduce" their stress, such as cigarette smoking, overeating, use of drugs or over-use of alcohol. All of these factors put you at additional risk for heart disease and stroke. T
his is also a time to look at your health behaviors, take notice of things you can change, and begin to live a healthier lifestyle – physically and mentally.
THANK YOU - BEACON INSURANCE
Tip: What is your favourite Crop Over Song?
Click Here, with your answer and a lucky person will get a Heart & Stroke Beach Umbrella

This Week's Newsletter with kind sponsorship of:
Beacon Insurance Company
LINE DANCING THIS MONDAY, 5:30 PM AT THE HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION
437 3312 - The Heart & Stroke Foundation
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