The following consumer resources are from the Quick Guide to Healthy Living at healthfinder.gov.
Talking with a friend or family member about losing weight can be hard. If you want to help a loved one reach a healthy weight, these tips can help you get the conversation started.
Use this list the next time you go food shopping to help you choose heart healthy foods.
If you choose to drink alcohol, have only a moderate amount. This means no more than 1 drink a day for women and 2 drinks a day for men.
Taking aspirin every day can lower your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Check your blood pressure at least every 2 years starting at age 18.
If your cholesterol is high, you can take steps to lower it.
Your body needs the right vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to stay healthy.
Physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life. It can also help you look and feel your best.
To stay at a healthy weight, balance the calories you eat with the calories you burn (use up). If you need to lose weight, start by setting small goals.
Plan ahead for injuries and emergencies.
You can lower your risk of serious health problems by making small changes. Start by asking a doctor which screening tests you need this year.
You can help prevent stroke. Find out about the 6 most important steps you can take to lower your risk of stroke.
Take steps today to reduce your risk of heart disease.
Use these tips to help reduce the amount of sodium (salt) in your diet. Most people eat much more sodium than they need.
Use this list the next time you go food shopping to help you choose foods low in sodium (salt). Most people eat much more sodium than they need.
Use these tips to talk to a loved one about making heart healthy changes.
It takes courage to talk to a family member or friend about a drinking problem. Use these tips to help you start the conversation.
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