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Letter to Myself: Sample

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I have learned that I can do many things to improve my health and lower my risk of developing heart disease. I can help my family members make healthy choices, too. During the next 3 months, I will try to do these things to care for my heart:

  1. At work, I will use the stairs instead of taking the elevator.
  2. I will eat 2 cups of fruit (an orange and an apple) every day.
  3. When eating out, I will choose foods that are baked, broiled, or grilled.
  4. I will switch to reduced-fat (2%) milk for 1 month, then to low-fat (1%) milk for 1 month, and finally to fat-free milk.
  5. I will have my blood pressure checked at the local clinic.

Signed: Robert Hall
Date: 8/15/2007

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

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