The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program is located in Suite 201 (Second Floor) of the Medical Services Centre (1040 Oliver Road) at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, closest to Parking Lot I. MAP
The program also operates at 12 sites throughout Northwestern Ontario – click here to find the site closest to you.
Your first and best source of information about your health is your own primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner) or your specialist.
For general questions about the Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program, please call the program directly at (807) 684-6780.
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The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program is designed to help participants take steps to reduce the risk factors they can change and lead a healthier lifestyle. The information in this section is designed to help participants make those lifestyle changes with education, resources, and sample programs to get you started. However, anyone can follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of a first or subsequent heart attack (please ask your primary care provider to ensure any diet, exercise, or other tips are safe for you).
The most important step in your new journey is for you to decide that you want to get healthier for your family, your friends, and yourself. Most people find that the easiest way to get started is to set goals.
When you are striving to reach a healthier version of yourself, you may need to make small or large changes to your current routine. For some, this can be overwhelming. Setting goals will help you stay focused and track your progress while making your lifestyle changes.
When you begin setting your goals, make them SMART goals:
For more information about setting SMART goals, please visit the Cardiac College.