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Tools for Living Well

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.

Smoker’s helpline

  • Provider: Canadian Cancer Society

  • Get free 24/7 access to a supportive online community and self-help program. Monitor your progress with a personalized Quit Meter.

Cost of smoking calculator

  • Provider: Canadian Cancer Society

  • A Smoker’s Helpline tool that measures how much smoking may be costing you.

Tools for a balanced diet and healthier body weight

EATracker

  • 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

  • Provider: Health Canada

  • The Virtual Grocery Store is brought to you through a partnership between Dietitians of Canada and the Canadian Diabetes Association. You can take the tour either in French or English. Here you will learn how you can use the nutrition information on the labels of packaged foods to make healthy choices for you and your family.

Food Labeling

  • Provider: Health Canada

  • Use these interactive tools to learn about what food labels mean. This information is provided to help you make healthier food choices.

Eating well with Canada’s Food Guide

  • Provider: Health Canada

  • Information and recommendations about food groups with tips for choosing and preparing food for a healthier and more balanced diet.

Tips for being more physically active

Get moving: easy ways to start

  • Provider: ParticipACTION

  • Information and tips on building physical activity into your life every day.

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 

  • Provider: Heart & Stroke Foundation

  • A toolkit to help individuals and organizations who are interested in designing communities that support physical activity.

More Information:

Being a healthier weight

Being active

Having a healthier diet

Tips for healthier eating

Limiting your alcohol consumption

Quitting smoking