ACTIV Patient Education
We have gathered some information on how to manage several chronic conditions, such as heart failure and kidney disease. We have designed handouts and videos for patients and families to better understand their condition and how to manage it.
Patient Education for Individuals with Heart Failure
What Is Heart Failure?
How does your heart work? What does it mean to have heart failure? What are the different types of heart failure?
Healthy Cooking Methods
There are many ways to add flavor without adding extra calories, salt, or reducing the nutritional value of the food.
How to Reduce Sodium
There are more ways than you might think to decrease sodium without sacrificing flavor. Which will you use?
The Importance of Daily Weights
Weighing yourself every day is one of the most important parts of managing heart failure.
Calorie Content of Vegetables
Pick your favorite vegetables and see how many calories they contain.
Calorie Content of Fruits
Pick your favorite fruits and see how many calories they contain.
Reading a Nutrition Label
A nutrition label is divided into many parts. Learning what each part is and why it is important allows you to make healthier food choices.
Where to Find Accurate Information Online
When looking for medical information, it can be tricky to figure out what is reliable and what is not. Following the tips in this resource makes it little simpler and safer.
Recognizing Your Emotions
You may think that feeling down or worried is unavoidable when you have heart failure. However, when these emotions keep you from feeling like yourself, it might mean something more.
Managing Your Emotions
There are a variety of ways to help ease feelings of stress, anger, and sadness.
The Importance of Knowing Your Stuff
Learning about heart failure can seem overwhelming, but it can also give you more control.
Planning an Exercise Routine
Planning a safe and enjoyable exercise routine is a great way to improve your ability to go about everyday life and remain strong.
Sticking to Your Exercise Routine
Sticking with your plan to exercise can be easier said than done. If you find yourself struggling to find motivation or get started, consider trying out a few of the tips in this resource.
Building a Healthy Plate
Knowing a few key points about foods to include and avoid in your diet can make meal planning simpler and healthier.