Health & Wellness Resources

 

These concise handouts are designed to provide you and your loved ones essential information on important health topics while equipping you with practical tools to help you better manage your chronic conditions. As a member of the Legacy Heart Care community, you are welcome to download and print these materials for personal use as needed.

Even though living with angina is not easy, there is no reason why you should not still live a full and active life everyday. This guide will discuss the things you can do to take control of your angina and manage your symptoms.

An easy-to-use chart designed to help you keep track of your angina symptoms. 

For those living with heart failure, incorporating healthy habits into your days not only helps prevent your heart condition from getting worse, but it can improve your symptoms as well as help improve your heart health over time. This guide provides the essential tools you need to take control of your heart failure and effectively manage your symptoms.

An easy-to-use chart to help you track your daily weights and blood pressures.

With the right diet, you can take control of your health by helping to slow or even reverse many of your chronic conditions. This guide will provide the fundamental tools you need to start eating your way to heart health.

Following a low-salt (sodium) diet is one of the best things you can do when living with heart conditions. By limiting the amount of sodium you eat on a daily basis, you will benefit your health and improve your chronic conditions in a number of ways. This guide will provide the tools you need to jump-start your efforts toward following a heart-healthy, low salt diet.

An easy-to-use food log to help you keep track of your daily sodium (salt) intake.

This guide provides essential tools to help you manage your diabetes.

Plan your meals the easy way with the Create Your Plate method!

Whether you have COPD, asthma, or emphysema--this guide provides tips to help you breathe better...and live healthier.

Living with chronic pain can feel like a constant battle. This guide provides tips to help you manage your chronic pain so that you can live fuller days. 

The key to exercising with heart conditions is knowing how to do it safely and effectively. This guide will equip you with the tools you need to confidently plan and achieve your personal fitness goals.

Flexibility and Strengthening exercises for back pain.

Simple, chair-based exercises for improving flexibility and strength.

An easy-to-use chart to help you in tracking your physical activity and exercise.

A helpful guide to help you get the most out of your medications. Includes practical tips for managing multiple medications and an overview of common heart medications. 

A convenient, wallet-sized (foldable) medication list for you to keep your important medical information with you at all times.

A full-sized medication list to help you manage your medications.

Thinking about cutting back or quitting...or just curious as to what resources are out there to help? This guide will equip you with the essential tools you need to create a Personal Quit Plan, so that if and when you are ready...you will know where to go!

Finding it hard to keep up your healthy living habits? This practical guide will help boost your motivation.

Action planning is one of the most effective tools you can use to help you make and achieve your personal health goals. Use this template to record your weekly Action Plans and daily progress.  

While stress may be a normal part of life, it doesn't have to control your days. This guide provides tips to help you control your sources of stress as well as how your mind and body reacts to them. 

Feeling stressed out? These quick and effective relaxation techniques are guaranteed to be the oasis you need in the middle of a stressful day. Got 30 seconds? Give them a try!

After a while, leading a stressful life can take its toll on your mental as well as physical health. Take control of your stress level by allowing yourself 15 minutes each day just for relaxation. This guide will lead you through two techniques that are proven to counteract the harmful effects of stress on your health by rejuvenating your mind and body. 

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation is a two-step process in which you systematically tense and relax different muscle groups in the body. With regular practice, it gives you an intimate familiarity with what tension—as well as complete relaxation—feels like in different parts of the body. This can help you to you react to the first signs of the muscular tension that accompanies stress. And as your body relaxes, so will your mind.

 

Use this voice track to help guide you through the relaxation technique.

Deep Breathing

This audio track teaches you how to breathe deeply and relax.

 

 

Find a quiet room and get comfortable, either by sitting or lying down, and get ready to ease your mind and body.

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