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Action Plans

Recovery is a long journey, so having a plan makes a huge difference. Using an action plan gives you a step-by-step guide to improving your lifestyle.

Key takeaways

Every step counts. Even small ones can make a big difference to your recovery, so pick an action plan and get started.  

  • Make a plan to track your recovery and journey to a healthier heart.
  • Identify what you are ready to do now to help to take the next steps
  • You can use our interactive action plans or download and print them
  • Share your progress with your healthcare team and always seek advice from your doctor before changing any medication.
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