The Cardiovascular Rehab and Wellness Program at Markham Stouffville Hospital is a self-management program that helps patients with confirmed cardiovascular disease, such as stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), or heart disease, to improve their cardiovascular health and make the best decisions for a healthier lifestyle.

Patients with any of the following risk factors may also benefit from this program:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Increased stress level
  • Inactive lifestyle

The 26-week program includes:

  • Weekly 60 minute exercise sessions at the Cornell Community Centre adjacent to Markham Stouffville Hospital.
  • Weekly 30 minute education sessions.
  • Three one hour nutrition classes, which includes a grocery store tour.
  • Access to other useful and important community resources.

Goals of the Cardiovascular Rehab and Wellness Program

The program hopes to achieve the following goals for everyone who actively participates:

  • Improvement in cardiovascular fitness
  • Overall increased feeling of well-being
  • Improved blood pressure
  • Improved blood sugar control
  • Improved cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Patients must attend an introductory class prior to being enrolled in the program. For more information, call 905-472-7601.