Our Program

Brock-Niagara Centre for Health & Well-Being

Our Program

The Heart Strong Program caters to individuals with known cardiovascular disease, including those who have experienced a heart attack, angina, angioplasty, and/or coronary bypass graft surgery. As well, those patients with risk factors including high blood pressure, diabetes, overweight/obesity and/or high cholesterol are also welcome.

Each member is provided with an individually tailored exercise program that is carried out at our facility. Exercise sessions include a variety of activities such as walking, cycling, arm exercises, stretching and weight training. In addition, the program also includes information sessions designed to educate participants about various heart disease risk factors and teach them how to manage their risk of cardiovascular disease.

 

Goals of the Program

Each participant is different, but we hope that participants will achieve one or all of the following common goals:

  • incorporate exercise into daily living
  • improve exercise capacity to feel healthier and stronger
  • have a better understanding of heart disease
  • make desirable lifestyle changes
  • Feel stronger and healthier
  • Increase their knowledge of cardiac care

We adhere to the Canadian guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention outlined by the Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation (http://www.cacr.ca/).