Session 7 - Know Your Health Numbers
Part 5 - Healthy Weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best things you can do for your heart health – and your brain health.
A healthy eating plan means eating when you're hungry and stopping when you've had enough. It includes creating healthy meals from the Four Food groups as outlined in Canada's Food Guide:
- vegetables and fruit;
- grain products;
- milk and alternatives;
- meat and alternatives.
Portion control is also important.
Source: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
Session 6 of this Brain Health program focuses on Making Healthy Food Choices: It will help you to:
- Describe the benefits of healthy eating in reducing risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and maintaining quality of life when you have Alzheimer’s disease.
- Identify healthy food choices to reduce risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and maintaining quality of life when you have Alzheimer’s disease.
- Identify strategies to make healthier food choices a part of your daily routine.
Also, to learn more about healthy food choices and healthy weight, go to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s website. There they have a dedicated section on HEALTH INFORMATION. All the content is Canadian, current and has been developed and approved by Heart and Stroke Foundation medical and other experts.
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