Menopause can be a stressful time. Regular exercise and relaxation activities such as yoga and meditation are good strategies for managing stress and maintaining cardiovascular health. Ask your health-care provider for information about community health resources. Learn more about risk factors for heart disease.

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among Canadian women. Half of all postmenopausal women develop coronary artery disease (CAD) and one-third of them will die from it. More than three-quarters of Canadian women have at least one risk factor for CAD.