What We’re Lovin for February

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What Lynn’s Lovin’

This month I am really going to love my heart!

Heart disease unfortunately affects 2.4 million Canadians and is the second leading cause of death in Canada. By making simple lifestyle choices such as eating a healthy diet, staying active, managing stress and not smoking, we can prevent 80% of premature heart disease and stroke.

Love your heart and empower yourself to make good decisions about your health. The Heart and Stroke Association is my go-to for great tools and resources as well as a place to find lots of delicious heart healthy recipes. Bon appetite!

What Tanya’s Lovin’

TEACHERS!

In Alberta, February is the start of second semester for High School teachers and it’s the halfway point of the year for the rest of the grades.

Team Alberta Canola is super excited to share with our teachers the science, the taste and the story behind Canola at the annual Teachers’ Conventions being held around the province this month. We cannot wait to meet up with all of you!

What Jenn’s Lovin’

Love at First Sight: Canada’s New Food Guide

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It was an exciting day when I awoke to a slew of emails and social media posts announcing the arrival of the brand new ‘Canada’s Food Guide‘. Gone is the rainbow and in its place is a plate half filled with fruits and veggies – oh be still my heart. You all know my passion for filling that plate with as much fruit and veg as possible and now, the most recognized teaching tool in Canada showcases my vision and personal eating philosophy. Heart explosion.

I’m not a dietitian with expert, highly curated knowledge on diet but as a Professional Home Economist, helping families be their best includes guiding them in the kitchen. I need to stay current on the latest research, health and nutrition trends and the current ‘family’. What are their needs and what problems are they having that I can help them solve. Family meals is a large part of my professional and personal world. This new guide excites me because in my first glance it is helping to share just that – how to eat – how to be mindful, cook more often, enjoy your food and a personal favourite, eat with others. Bravo to the team of experts that have been working on this resource for what feels like forever. Now I’m sure there will be some criticism to follow (and I will be following) but at first glance, I’m in love and excited to see what else is to come.

What’s on your plate?

What Ellen’s Lovin’

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283 thoughts on “What We’re Lovin for February

  1. With a history of heart disease in my family, I have to take extra caution about taking care of my heart. I exercise daily, eat healthy, drink lots of water and meditate.

  2. I treat my heart right by eating balanced meals, stay on top of nutrition and exercise and workin hard at reducing my stress levels.

  3. I love my heart by taking my dog for a 30-60 minute walk, most days and eating some nuts or fruits/berries as snacks.

  4. I try to eat the rainbow for fruits and vegetables and try and find time to exercise for at least 30 minutes 4 times a week and walk my dog 3 times a day.

  5. I love my heart and know I should treat it well. I consciously eat healthy, and exercise daily. Feeling a strong healthy heart beating in my chest is a privilege ❤️

  6. I love my heart by making sure I eat a heavily vegetarian diet that is full of fruits and vegetables. I also exercise daily and make sure I am moving as much as possible. I love my heart and my mind by always challenging myself by learning something new and surrounding myself with friends and family!

  7. I love my heart by eating vegetables, lean meats, chicken and whole grains. I make home made vegetable soup and it is especially enjoyable during the winter months.

  8. I love my heart. I try to eat flax seed, chia seeds and hemp hearts in my yogurt everyday. I also swim 3 mornings per week.

  9. I love my heart by eating healthy using Canola Oil in recipes, staying hydrated, sleeping 8 hours daily, staying calm to avoid stress, & walking,

  10. I am working two jobs so that I get out of the house and walk more. The one job keeps me quite active. I try to eat healthier.

  11. I’ve been really distracted and need to get back on track with walking daily, work outs 3-4 mornings per week & I need to clean up the diet a bit.

  12. I try to get the heart rate up in some way every single day. Even if that means some extra stairs. I keep the trans and saturated fats to the absolute minimum. No smoking either!!

  13. I love my heart by using a treadmill pretty much every day. I get to watch TV at the same time and the endorphin rush I feel (tingly all over) lasts for about 2 hours. A great way to spend part of my day trying to stay healthy for my children.

  14. Love my Canola Oil. I have babysat my 2 grandkids since they were born, 5 or more days a week, 8 hour days. They have kept me moving and very active. I have been able to maintain my weight at a good weight for me. They are now 4 and 6 and in school full time, but I still get them on holidays, PD Days off school, when they are sick, and all summer. They are my main source of exercise!!!

  15. I am loving my heart now by joining a gym. I also went to a dietician to get help with my food choices. Seems to be all working well so far.

  16. i stopped drinking sodas and eating chocolates. i drink green tea and try to eat healthy. getting around is still a huge problem because of my car accident so cautiously i try to go downstairs at least once or twice a day.

  17. I eat well, have always exercised(yoga since 1972, bike, weights) don’t smoke, and my weight is consistently healthy for my size.

  18. I do my best to eat healthy foods. I gave up Olive Oil for Canola a couple of years ago because it’s more in line with heart health. I also walk with my 2 dogs at least twice a day.

  19. I try to use healthier oils like canola when I need in salads and cooking. Exercise is also a major component as are the foods I choose.

  20. I love my heart with cards, flowers and chocolates. JK. I honestly don’t take the best care of my heart but have reached a point in my life that I need to change that. I can say that I have always used Canola oil though!

  21. I love my heart by eating a diet rich in antioxidants, low in bad fats, high in vegetable based protein and by exercising regularly.

  22. I’ve been including more lentils and pulses into our meals. Making home cooked meals is one of the healthiest things we can do for our heart.

  23. I love my heart by eating good foods and moving my body… like today, I’m going on the treadmill and then doing some abdominal work.

  24. I’ve added a flax oil supplement to my diet, switched from butter to canola oil & really watch my portion sizes & try to exercise &watch the salt.. I was told after my heart attack that eating right is preventative for most people but would only be maintenance for me. That really resonated with me & I make much better choices now.

  25. I love my heart by cooking with Canola oil and searching for other healthy foods that are low in fat and sodium. I drink lots of water and exercise almost daily ;resting when I am tired. #heartmonth #whatwerelovin

  26. Was I thick tonight. Couldn’t figure out what / how to post a blog post. Well okay here I am. Exercise the body for sure, but don’t forget the mind.

  27. I love my heart by eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, going to the doctor for regular check-ups and a good nights sleep. I also like to go for walks when I can and lots of playtime with my grandchildren which not only keep me healthy but also young at heart ❤️ Many thanks!

  28. I love my heart by going to the gym 3 times per week and walking as much as I can. If I have errands to run and they are close by I don’t take the car, I walk now. I am trying my best to stay away from sweets which are my downfall.

  29. I love my heart by choosing foods with less saturated fats and trying to get in at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

  30. I love my heart by learning to prepare & serve foods that are good for all the hearts in my family. Adding regular exercise that we can enjoy like walking ,biking going for hikes .

  31. I love my heart by walking regularly & enjoying activities like swimming, badminton, & tobogganing with the kids! Our newest place is the trampoline park for lots of jumping & laughter. Just try to make it fun but getting exercise at the same time!

  32. I lost 20 lbs because I need to love my heart more and I feel much better for doing that. Now I eat more fruits and vegetables.

  33. i like to go for a long walk almost every day depending on the weather and i feel great while i am walking and it helps my back pain

  34. Using Canola Oil, drinking 3 Litres of water each day, checking my blood pressure daily and eating fresh fruit and vegetables.

  35. I use Canola Oil for cooking, baking and in salads, eat fresh fruit and vegetables, drink 3 litres of water every day and take my blood pressure daily.

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