Educational Materials

Health education is vitally important to reversing unhealthy lifestyle habits. That is why Healthy Living for a Lifetime is committed to providing access to resources that will provide North Carolinians with information that will guide them down the path to better health. The items below are great sources of information on disease prevention, wellness, healthy diet, and exercise. You should also talk to your health care provider, who can help you design a personalized plan for achieving a healthier lifestyle.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

    1. What is Osteoporosis? Fast Facts (HTML)
    2. Exercise for Your Bone Health (HTML)


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

    1. Weight-control Information Network, NIDDK
    2. Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke (PDF)(HTML)
    3. Tips for Kids: How to Lower Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes (PDF)(HTML)
    4. Keep Your Diabetes Under Control (PDF)(HTML)
    5. If You Have Diabetes . . . Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers! (PDF) (HTML)
    6. 4 Steps to Control Your Diabetes. For Life. (PDF)


National Cancer Institute

    1. What You Need To Know AboutTM Cancer (PDF) (HTML)
    2. What You Need To Know AboutTMMelanoma (PDF)(HTML)
    3. What You Need To Know AboutTM Lung Cancer (PDF) (HTML)
    4. What You Need To Know AboutTM Skin Cancer (PDF) (HTML)
    5. What You Need To Know AboutTM Prostate Cancer (PDF) (HTML)
    6. What You Need To Know AboutTM Breast Cancer (PDF) (HTML)
    7. Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide for Women (PDF)(HTML)


National Eye Institute

    1. Glaucoma: What You Should Know (PDF)
    2. Diabetic Retinopathy: What You Should Know (PDF)
    3. Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What You Should Know (PDF)
    4. Cataract: What You Should Know (PDF)


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  1. Facts About Healthy Weight (PDF)(HTML)
  2. In Brief: Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart (PDF)
  3. In Brief: Your Guide to a Healthy Heart (PDF)
  4. Facts About Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) (PDF)(HTML)
  5. High Blood Cholesterol: What You Need To Know (PDF) (HTML)
  6. Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure (PDF)
  7. In Brief: Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure with DASH (PDF)(HTML)
  8. COPD: Are You at Risk? (PDF)(HTML) (Everyday Choices for a Healthier Life) (Eat Smart, Move More) (NC Health Info. Your State. Your Health.) (American Heart Association) (American Diabetes Association) (American Cancer Society) (American Lung Association) (National Osteoporosis Foundation) (The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education)

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