This post is sponsored by the PC Health app. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words.
As you may know, I have spent the last several months exploring the benefits of the PC Health app and am so impressed by the range of services and support it provides!
In an earlier post, I mentioned how very concerned I am with how people are managing their health during this ongoing pandemic. As a retired nurse, I especially worry about those with a chronic illness, such as diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, or a host of other illnesses – especially a patient’s ability to access the care they need during these less than “normal” times.
One chronic illness that requires ongoing care, even during a pandemic, is cardiovascular (CV) disease.
If you’re unfamiliar with CV disease, it’s a broad term that encompasses many conditions related to your heart and blood vessels. Many of us are familiar with or may know someone who has a CV disease – the most common cardiovascular diseases being heart disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure or arrhythmia, heart valve problems – or you may know others at risk of developing heart problems like high blood pressure or hypertension.
Both my mother and my mother-in-law’s deaths were directly attributed to CV disease. Their premature deaths left a huge void in our families and has heightened my awareness of the need to be extra vigilant when dealing with CV disease or managing overall cardiovascular health.
Having a chronic illness myself, I can honestly tell you that navigating the healthcare system, in person, during a pandemic, has been a huge challenge. Thankfully, if you are looking to manage your cardiovascular health (or another chronic illness like diabetes), or you just want a healthier lifestyle, the PC Health app is here to help. And the best news…you can use it from the comfort and safety of your own home.
The PC Health app connects you to a range of experts including doctors, nurses, dietitians and more who are all able to help you get control of your overall health. It also offers health programs developed in partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation that will enable you to track and manage your cardiovascular health. For example, the app offers programs to help you get control of your blood pressure by helping you manage stress, nutrition information for your heart health, tips to increase physically active to improve your health and more. The programs guide you through daily activities that provide both education and encouragement to improve your health. Plus, you earn PC Optimum™ points for each activity you complete.
Because we are trying to maintain our cardiovascular health and eat more “heart healthy” foods, I’m making a delicious and heart healthy Carrot Salad as a side dish for tonight’s supper!
Help for managing cardiovascular health is just one of themany different offerings on the PC Health app. Visit my previous posts for more information on everything the app can do, from connecting you to a range of healthcare providers – including free virtual chats with registered nurses and bookable care services with Lifemark for in-person physiotherapy to providing free health programs with trusted partners like Diabetes Canada and the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Through these and many other services available on the PC Health app, you can take charge of your health and wellness from the comfort of home.
Download the PC Health app now at pchealth.ca