Starting this month women in northern Manitoba will have the opportunity to identify and reduce their risks for heart disease and stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Northern Health Region will be sponsoring and facilitating Women’s Health Stop sessions and the Foundation’s Amanda Nash says these will be held in sixteen northern Manitoba Communities. She says it’s a two year initiative helping women living in northern and remote communities identify and manage their risk factors for heart disease and stroke. She adds they know by becoming aware of your health portfolio and by making healthier lifestyle changes women can reduce their risk for these diseases by up to 80 percent.
The first session will be held in The Pas on February 28th at the Otineka Mall from 10 to 3. Work continues to identify which other northern communities have the greatest need and will benefit most from these Health Stops.