Remembrance Day Holiday: November 11 & Heart Health

02 Nov

Importance of Remembrance Day

If we do not remember those who sacrificed their lives in times of war for Canada, we are ultimately saying their actions were meaningless to us. For many of us today, war is something we only see on television or in the movies. The wars fought in the past were real and they affected Canadians of all races, ages and social classes.

We take for granted the freedoms and rights we have as Canadians. Our ancestors fought for these rights, to keep us protected and safe, so that we may never have to see or fight in a war again. On November 11, we must remember those who served and recognize their sacrifices. We must continue to hold the same beliefs they did and strive towards peace, so that our children will have the same freedoms we have grown up with. Read full article here: Remembrance Day Holiday: Remembering Flanders Fields November 11

Remembrance Day Crafts for Children

On November 11, Canadians all over the country take time to remember those who served their country. More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served their country and more than 100,000 have died. Remembrance day is a day to remember and honor those who fought for our freedom and rights.

The younger generations must also learn to partake in Remembrance Day, so that our future generations do not forget. By making fun crafts, you can get children involved in Remembrance Day and help the tradition of remembering our Veterans, continue.

There are many coloring pages you can download on the Internet for kids to color. There are poppies and fields, flags and fireworks. Kids can also color the Canadian flag or draw their own. Read full article here:Remembrance Day Holiday Crafts: Activities for Kids of All Ages

Heart Disease Warning Signs and Prevention

The Heart and Stroke Foundation reports that although the rate of heart disease and stroke has declined by 25 per cent over the past 10 years, a large number of Canadians still die each year from heart-related diseases. Every seven minutes, someone dies from either a heart attack or stroke in Canada. They are still two of the three leading causes of death.

Each year, heart disease and stroke costs the Canadian economy over $22.2 billion in physician services, hospital costs, lost wages and decreased productivity, reports the Public Health Agency of Canada.

There are five main warnings signs that may indicate you may be having a stroke, according to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Read full article here:Heart Attack Disease: Symptoms, Treatments and Prevention Tips

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Posted by on November 2, 2010 in Nutrition, Uncategorized


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