Congratulations on taking a step towards living well for your breast health, by considering ways to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer or its recurrence.
Leading a healthier life can be a challenge. It’s one that’s well worth the reward for your overall health and well-being, including your breast health.
To help you in your quest for living well, consider using some of these interactive online tools and informative tips from credible external sources to help you: quit smoking; have a more balanced diet and gain a healthier body weight; and become more active.
Tools for quitting smoking
Quit 4 Life
Provider: Health Canada
Targeted at young people who smoke, the site is an interactive and personalized 4 week web program. Each week, you will be asked to complete 3-5 activities online, which will help you learn about why you smoke, how to quit and how to stay there once you get there.
Cost of smoking calculator
Tools for a balanced diet and healthier body weight
Provider: Dietitians of Canada
EATracker assesses your food choices and provides personalized feedback on your total intake of energy (calories) and essential nutrients and compares this to what is recommended for your age, gender, and activity level. It also lets you work out your body mass index (BMI) and provides information to help you achieve and maintain a healthier weight.
Dieticians of Canada has many quizzes and tools to help you assess your health and nutrition.
Virtual Grocery Store
Eating well with Canada’s Food Guide
Tips for being more physically active
Get moving: easy ways to start
Physical activity guidelines
Provider: Public Health Agency of Canada
About the benefits of being physically active, the latest guidelines for Canadians, and tips on how to build activity into your day.
Shaping healthy active communities toolkit
Being a healthier weight
Having a healthier diet
Tips for healthier eating
Limiting your alcohol consumption