In this episode, we sit down with Registered Dietician, Margaret Brum, and Registered Kinesiologist Mike Walker, who both specialize in cardiac research. We delve into the world of heart health, discussing the importance of physical activity, the role of nutrition, and the dangers of smoking. Margaret and Mike share their insights on how to maintain heart health and the importance of starting early. Whether you’re looking to improve your heart health or just want to learn more about it, this episode is packed with valuable insights.
Heart Health: The video features a discussion with Registered Dietician, Margaret Brum, and Registered Kinesiologist Mike Walker, who both specialize in cardiac research. They discuss various aspects of heart health, including the importance of physical activity, nutrition, and avoiding smoking.
Physical Fitness: Mike Walker emphasizes the importance of physical fitness, not just physical activity. He talks about the concept of VO2 max, which is a measure of a person’s fitness level. He suggests that improving one’s physical fitness level is key to longevity.
Nutrition: Margaret Brum discusses the impact of nutrition on heart health. She talks about the importance of a balanced diet, focusing on what should be included in the diet rather than what should be excluded. She also discusses the role of sodium and cholesterol in heart health.
Lifestyle: Both experts agree that maintaining heart health is about consistency and lifestyle changes. They suggest that people should focus on moving their bodies, eating well, and not smoking. They also discuss the importance of cooking at home and reducing the intake of processed foods.
Prevention: The experts emphasize the importance of starting early when it comes to heart health. They suggest that people should start talking to their doctors about their heart health at a young age and make necessary lifestyle changes as early as possible.