Get started with these tools, tips, and techniques that can help turn your healthy living resolutions into reality.


Maybe you know now that there are five main areas to target in healthy living. These are the areas that will help you reap the greatest health rewards for now and in the future.

5 keys to healthy living

Avoiding use of tobacco

Protecting your skin from overexposure to the sun

Eating a nutritious diet

Being active every day

Having a healthy body weight

In fact, those areas represent the main preventable risk factors for many kinds of cancer and other diseases, too. And although some of these risks are long-term, you can get benefits now by adopting good health habits and making smart lifestyle choices—for school, home, work, and play.

Having a plan and some measurable goals can help to get you started and then keep you on track. Remember that goals that are real and do-able are easier to reach.

If you are a student in Grades 10-12 in British Columbia, you can use these tools to help develop a Healthy Living Plan that meets the Healthy Living component of Graduation Transitions. To find out more about the requirements for Graduation Transitions, click here.

Hi5Living Resources

Below are some resources you can use to test your cancer-prevention and healthy-living smarts. How many of the clues can you recognize? Can you test your friends or family members? See what you have learned!

If you are working on your Healthy Living Plan for Graduations Transitions, check with your teacher to find out if you can use these interactive tools as part of your Plan.

Crosswords

Test your word skills and your healthy living knowledge with our Hi5Living Crosswords. All the clues can be found on the pages of Hi5Living. How well can you do?

Click here to download the Cancer Smarts Crossword

Click here to download the Solar Power Crossword

Click here to download the Tobacco Crossword

Click here to download the Exercise & Body Weight Crossword

Q & A Cards

Print out these cards and use them to learn more about risk factors and health facts. Can you use them in a Healthy Living Project?

Click here to download the Cancer Smarts Q & A Cards

Click here to download the Solar Power Q & A Cards

Click here to download the Tobacco Use Q & A Cards

Click here to download the Exercise & Body Weight Q & A Cards

Click here to download the Eating Well Q & A Cards