Lesson 1 – Blood Pressure? What’s That?
- 1.1 Introduction
- 1.2 Learning Objectives
- 1.3 Into the Vessels We Go -Part 1
- 1.4 Into the Vessels We Go-Part 2
- 1.5 Measuring Blood Pressure
- 1.6 Know Your Numbers! What is Normal Blood Pressure?
- 1.7 What Causes High Blood Pressure?
- 1.8 Summary
- 1.9 Recommended Reading & Videos
- 1.10 Homework
- 1.11 Sources
- Quiz 1
Lesson 2-What’s True and What’s Not?
Lesson 3-Understanding Your Medication
Lesson 4-Watch Out
Lesson 5-The Basics of a Heart-Healthy Diet
- 5.1 Introduction
- 5.2 Learning Objectives
- 5.3 What is A Healthy Eating Plan?
- 5.5 Fruits, Also Known as Nature’s Candy
- 5.6 Eat Your Vegetables
- 5.7 Great Grains
- 5.8 Keep It Lean
- 5.9 Nuts, Seeds and Dairy
- 5.10 The Facts on Fat and Sugar
- 5.11 Sodium and the Salt Shaker
- 5.11 Eat SMART
- 5.12 Summary
- 5.13 Recommended Readings and Videos
- 5.14 Homework
- Quiz 5
Lesson 6 – Lesson 6 – Meal Planning, Shopping & Cooking
Lesson 7-So You Want to Eat Out?
Lesson 8-Move Your Body
- 8.1 Introduction
- 8.2 Learning Objectives
- 8.3 Benefits of Physical Activity
- 8.4 Recommendations for Getting Active
- 8.5 How to Get Started
- 8.6 How to Keep Going (Staying Motivated)
- 8.7 Are You Ready to Get Active?
- 8.8 Move SMART
- 8.9 Summary
- 8.10 Recommended Reading and Videos
- 8.11 Homework
- 8.12 Sources
- Quiz 8
Lesson 9-Supplements! Are they Help or Hype?
Lesson 10-Sleep and Stress Management
Lesson 11-Rethinking Your Drink and Quit Smoking
Lesson 12-Support Can Make A Big Difference
3.6 Tips for Remembering to Take Medications
You may already be taking other medications, and I understand that it may be hard to keep up with everything. So, here are some tips to help you remember to take your medication:
Use a Pill Box: This is a storage container with a different spot for each day of the week and time of the day (AM or PM). There are different kinds, so choose which one works best for you. They can be found at most pharmacies and department stores. This one here is my favorite.
Set an Alarm: Once, there was a time when I had to take two medications every 6 hours. So, I set alarms on my fitness tracking device that I wore on my wrist. This helped me to remember each time. You can set alarms on clocks, watches, phones, whatever works best for you.
Download an app: If you have a smartphone you can search for medication trackers/alarms in the app store. (Example: Medisafe)
Connect with an activity: Take your medication at the same time you normally do another activity like eat breakfast, brush your teeth, or shower.
Place it where you can see it: Put your medication in a spot where you are sure to see it every day. Also, put a reminder note in that spot.
Have someone help: Ask someone like a family member or friend to remind you to take your medication.
Keep a list: Keep a list of all the medications and supplements that you take. Always discuss this with your healthcare provider.