Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual for the Filipino Community

Session 4 Handout Pledge for Life!

Download Pledge for Life! pdf document (135k) handout.

Take the pledge for life with Lola Idad. Try to do at least one of these activities by yourself and/or share with others.

  • Learn the stroke warning signs.
  • Share the stroke survival tips with your family and friends.
  • Know your family history of high blood pressure.
  • Use Nutrition Facts labels to help you choose low-sodium food products.
  • If available, choose low-sodium sauces and seasonings, or reduce the amount of sauces and seasonings that are high in sodium.
  • Choose canned soups that are lower in sodium or prepare homemade soup without adding salt.
  • Choose unsalted crackers for a snack instead of regular potato chips.
  • Reduce the amount of salt you add to foods.
  • Shop for fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits instead of canned vegetables and fruits.
  • Try the fish cardillo recipe and other heart healthy recipes.
  • Take the saltshaker off the table.
  • If you use traditional Asian medicine or home remedies, share this information with your doctor.
  • Other (fill in)

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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.

Last Updated March 2012

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