Enhance your Patient Education with Nhlbi Materials

Obesity and Physical Activity Check Your Weight and Heart Disease I.Q. A true/false quiz that helps the public determine what they know about weight and heart disease. Correct answers are explained on the back of the quiz sheet.

Check Your Physical Activity and Heart Disease I.Q. Uncovers exercise myths and provides information on ways to improve heart health through physical activity.

Exercise and Your Heart: A Guide to Physical Activity. Provides your patients with information on the effects of physical activity on their heart, and practical guidelines for starting and staying on their own exercise program. The benefits, risks, and common myths about exercise are discussed, and tips and sample activity programs are included.

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure: Treat It For Life. Helps patients take action against high blood pressure, by losing weight if overweight, increasing physical activity, choosing foods lower in salt and sodium, limiting alcohol, and taking medication as prescribed. Includes information for women taking birth control pills, older persons, African Americans, and people with diabetes or high blood cholesterol. A sample walking program, menu ideas, and recipes are included.

Eat Right to Help Lower Your High Blood Pressure. Presents practical information in an easy to read (5th grade level) conversational text brochure presented in large type with colorful illustrations. Helps patients reduce high blood pressure by losing weight, being more active, drinking less alcohol, and using less salt and sodium.

Facts About The DASH Diet. Describes the eating plan from the "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" (DASH) study, which was shown to lower blood pressure. The diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, and lowfat dairy products, and lower in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol. A full week's menu, recipes, and helpful tips are included.

Controlling High Blood Pressure: A Woman's Guide. Explains how high blood pressure affects women's health and tells the simple steps used to prevent and control high blood pressure, as well as the types of medication used to treat the condition. A table of generic names of blood pressure medications and a chart for recording blood pressure readings are given.

High Blood Cholesterol

So You Have High Blood Cholesterol. Gives patients the information on what they need to know about and what they need to do to lower their high blood cholesterol level. Diet, physical activity, weight loss strategies, and medications are discussed. Case studies highlight stategies for action.

Step by Step: Eating To Lower Your High Blood Cholesterol. Advises patients on how to make diet and lifestyle changes to lower their high blood cholesterol levels. Explains the Step I and Step II diets and gives practical tips for buying and preparing foods, eating out, increasing physical activity and selecting a weight loss program. Sample menus at two calorie levels and nutrient content tables of a wide variety of foods are included.

Eat Right to Lower Your High Blood Cholesterol. Provides practical information on dietary changes to high blood cholesterol in an easy-to-read (5th grade) conversation style. Includes shopping and cooking tips, sample menu and snack suggestions, and a tear-off shopping guide.

Live Healthier, Live Longer: Lowering Cholesterol for the Person With Heart Disease. Gives the patient with coronary heart disease information on how to lower high blood cholesterol through diet, physical activity and weight control to prevent future heart attacks and improve the quality of life. Practical information included on choosing foods lower in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol.

Multiple Risk Factors Healthy Heart Handbook for Women. Tells women (both with and without heart disease) how to take action to make their hearts healthier. Topics include how to talk to the doctor, blood pressure and blood cholesterol, physical activity, weight loss, hormone replacement therapy, heart attack symptoms, and heart-healthy eating.

Package of Eight Easy-To-Read Booklets in Spanish and English on Preventing Heart Disease. Written especially for Latino families, these booklets include: Watch Your Weight, Stay Active and Feel Better, Cut Down on Fat--Not Taste, Take Steps--Prevent High Blood Pressure, Cut Down on Salt and Sodium, Learn Your Cholesterol Number, Protect Your Heart--Lower Your Blood

Cholesterol, and Kick the Smoking Habit.

Delicious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes (bilingual). Provides 23 traditional Latino recipes lower in calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

Improving Cardiovascular Health in African Americans—Package of Seven Easy-To-Read Booklets. Written especially for African Americans, these booklets include: Lose Weight If You Are Overweight--Embrace Good Health, Stay Physically Active--Energize Yourself, Prevent High Blood Pressure--Protect Your Heart, Eat Less Salt and Sodium--Spice Up Your Life, Learn Your Cholesterol Number--Empower Yourself, Eat Foods Lower in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol--Be Heart Smart, Stop Smoking--Refresh Yourself.

Heart-Healthy Home Cooking--African American Style. Provides 20 favorite African American recipes lower in calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

Reducing Blood Pressure Naturally

Reducing Blood Pressure Naturally

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