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Get Active for Your Health

Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. No matter your age, size, or level of fitness, your body needs to move!

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Personalize Your Plate! Pick a Vegetable

We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds, and tastes. Make your plate your own by starting with foods you like. Then make a small change by adding vegetables. Try cooked vegetables on your plate and fresh ones in…

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Learning About Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol use disorder means that a person drinks alcohol even though it causes harm to themselves or others. It can range from mild to severe. The more signs of this disorder you have, the more severe it may be. Moderate…

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Alcohol and Your Health

You must meet both the daily and the weekly limits to be a low-risk drinker. Studies show that drinking risk is affected by factors such as body weight, metabolism, and fat distribution.

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Taking Care of Your Back

Most people will feel back pain at some point in their lives, but not all back pain is the same for everyone. The good news is, most low back pain improves without any treatment and is not long-term. Knowing what…

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Healthy Eating for Older Adults

What you eat each day can keep you strong and healthy. It can also help decrease your risk of many health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some types of cancer.

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Adjusting to School

When children go to school, they leave the safety of their home and family. They learn crucial skills—like how to make friends—that they can use for the rest of their lives. School is a testing ground where children evaluate, accept,…

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A Healthy Weight for Your Child

You may have read in the newspaper or seen stories on TV about the problem of childhood overweight and obesity. Unhealthy eating habits, larger portion sizes, and not getting enough exercise are all linked to this problem.

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A Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can make everything seem better. Sleep helps your mind and body prepare for life’s everyday challenges. You also need sleep for your overall health and well-being.

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Heart Failure Action Plan and Diary

This action plan and diary is a self-care guide for managing your heart failure. Your responsibility is to practice the treatment recommendations discussed by you and your health care team. If you have questions or need more information, talk with…

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Small Changes Make a Big Difference

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. The good news is that there are a lot of things you can do to lower your risk. This booklet includes tips to lower your risk of heart disease with…

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How to Break Your Tobacco Habit

Habits are behaviors you do without plan or thought. Every habit starts with a pattern called a “habit loop,” which is made up of three parts: a trigger, a routine, and a reward.

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Thinking About Quitting Tobacco?

Quitting tobacco is the single most important lifestyle change you can make to improve your health. Giving up smoking (or chewing) has big benefits that range from improving your appearance and confidence to living a longer, more enjoyable life. Wherever…

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Independence From Tobacco

Quitting tobacco is the single most important change you can make to improve your health and prolong your life. Whether this is your first time or you have tried to quit before, this booklet was made to help you increase…

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Building Resilience

Learn skills you can practice to train your mind and build mental resilience to stress. Resilience is the ability to “bounce back.”

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Mindfulness

Discover the power of being fully present and aware of where you are and what you’re doing, and not overreacting to or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you.

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Stress Less

Stress is a natural part of life for most people, but not everyone reacts to it in the same way. If stress is not managed and gets out of control, it can harm your health in real ways.

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Mental Health (Diabetes)

Over time, managing diabetes (checking blood sugar, taking medication, watching what you eat, and fitting in exercise) may become stressful, especially on top of everything else in your daily life. You’re not alone if you feel frustrated, overwhelmed, or burned…

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Diabetes Diary

Make healthy food choices, be physically active, manage stress, get enough sleep, and take medication as prescribed for good blood sugar control.

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HALT Self-Check

Identifying emotional cues for eating can have a great impact on the way you eat. Pausing and learning to identify these cues allows you to plan and avoid future temptation.

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Add More Vegetables to Your Day

It’s easy to eat more vegetables! Eating vegetables is important because they provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber. To fit more vegetables in your day, try them as snacks and add them to your meals

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Reading Nutrition Labels

Eating a healthy plate reduces the need for reading labels. If you fill your plate with healthy choices, you should get the right amount of carbs and fiber that your body needs. Here are things you may still want to…

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Healthy Dessert Recipes

Eating healthy is an important part of improving health and losing weight. Here are some ideas for making changes to your desserts.

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Cooking Tips and Recipes

Cooking healthy recipes can be fun, exciting, and delicious! Included here are basic recipe ideas for cooking some of the healthy plate staples.

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The Plant-Based Plate

Use this plate to help you portion your food in a healthy way and make meal planning easier. Portions are based on a small dinner plate.

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The Healthy Plate

Use this plate to help you portion your food in a healthy way and make meal planning easier. Portions are based on a small dinner plate.

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Plant-Based Eating

Plant-based eating is eating plant foods in their whole, unprocessed forms. This includes vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and small amounts of healthy fats. It can help you limit animal products (meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs), processed…

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Bariatric Surgery and Cross Addiction

People who have had bariatric surgery have an increased risk for addiction transfer (also called cross addiction). This means trading one compulsive behavior for another one. For some people, when food is no longer a source of comfort, reward, or…

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