Learn how to follow a heart-healthy diet every day. Generally, your blood lipid levels should begin to improve two to three weeks after you make significant changes.



Learn if you are ready to increase your level of physical activity, the different components of a physically active lifestyle, and how to safely incorporate these components into your physical activity plan.



Many of us are either on a diet, thinking about dieting, or have just fallen off the latest diet fad. Here you will be able to first determine a healthy weight and body composition for you.

Take the following physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q©)!

If you are between the ages of 15 and 69, the PAR-Q© will tell you whether you should check with your doctor before you start. If you are over 69 years of age and are not used to being physically active, check with your doctor first.

Are You Ready?

Guide to Reading Food Labels

Understanding Food Labels

A nutrition facts table can help you make informed food choices when grocery shopping and preparing food at home. Learn about what is in a nutrition facts table and how to use it.

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Everyday Tips

Most importantly, the change that you make today should be one that you can live with for the rest of your life. If you can do it again tomorrow – and every day – then you are on track to a healthier life!

Recent research has discovered that the sense of satisfaction from eating is the same regardless of the size of the plate, bowl, cup or the amount of food or drink actually consumed.

Our Experts

Registered Dietitian and Exercise Specialist, Elizabeth Mansfield collaborated with Dr. Ruth McPherson to develop the Coping With Cholesterol (CWC) therapeutic lifestyle change program for patients of the Lipid Clinic of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Dr. Ruth Mcpherson
Dr. Elizabeth Mansfield
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