More Resources for Healthy Living
Beyond these recipes for healthy eating, the NHLBI offers other valuable resources and tools to help you embrace a heart healthy lifestyle.
BMI (body mass index) is a useful measure of overweight and obesity. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk of obesity-related disease. This calculator is an easy-to-use online tool to help you assess your weight and health risk. Also available as a mobile app.
Health Topics articles provide science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions and sleep disorders. On this site you will find articles on diseases, conditions, tests, procedures, and other relevant topics, which you can email, print, and share.
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition)® is a national science-based education program designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities the tips, tools, and strategies they need to help children maintain a healthy weight. The program focuses on three important behaviors: improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and reducing screen time.
Aim for a Healthy Weight
Aim for a Healthy Weight provides science-based weight control information for patients, the public, and health professionals. Resources include healthy eating plans, recipes and sample menus, a BMI calculator, and physical activity tips.
Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure With DASH
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating plan is clinically proven to reduce blood pressure! This booklet, based on the DASH research findings, tells how to follow the DASH eating plan and reduce the amount of sodium you consume. It offers tips on how to start and stay on the eating plan, as well as a week of menus and some recipes.
Your Guide to Lowering Cholesterol With TLC
TLC (therapeutic lifestyle changes) is a set of tools you can use to lower your blood cholesterol. This booklet explains how to follow the TLC diet (low in saturated fat, trans fat, and dietary cholesterol), increase physical activity, and manage weight for people whose cholesterol level is above their goal.
Do you know how food portions have changed in 20 years? Quiz yourself and learn about how portions have grown much larger than the recommended food servings.
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