​Almost two weeks into March, the challenge to maintain the lessons learned and sustain the tips shared during Heart Month in February is formidable for many of us. They may be out of sight but certainly not out of mind, particularly for physicians on the frontlines of treating patients with heart disease.

Recently, Dr. Heather Ross, cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre revealed her secret to maintaining heart health in a Globe and Mail Health Advisor column.​

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Dr. Heather Ross, seen here during a trip to scale the highest peak in Antarctica, says “my drug of choice is exercise.” (Photo: Heather Ross)

Dr. Paul Oh, Medical Director and GoodLife Chair of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Toronto Rehab, was recently part of a national publication on cardiovascular health, which was inserted in the National Post as well as online. The focus of his piece is on how to nourish your motivation to keep heart health a priority, daily. His suggestion is to keep it simple. Start small and build. Take small steps to achieve big impact.

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Exercise is the most powerful medicine to decrease heart disease and stroke, says Dr. Paul Oh, adding that “small steps can have big effects.” (Photo: UHN)
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