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Healthfinder

Healthfinder offers information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults

Read how you can fit physical activity into your life—your way. This guide will help you decide the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit

To promote physical activity guidelines,the CDC and several partner organizations developed the Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit, which highlights specific strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity.

Review Date: May 23, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

10 Tools to Live Your Life Well

Read these tips from Mental Health America that may help you feel stronger and more hopeful.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

Mental Health America

8 Ways to Prevent Disease

By following these eight lifestyle recommendations, you can lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

BAM! Body and Mind

BAM! Body and Mind was created to help kids 9-13 years old make healthy lifestyle choices. Games, quizzes, and other interactive features help kids learn about peer pressure, stress, physical fitness, nutrition, safety, and more.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Benefits of Physical Activity

This page lists the benefits for adopting an active lifestyle, including reduced risk of diabetes, weight control, improved health of muscles and bones, and mental health.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Shape Up America!

Better Health and You: Tips for Adults

Find tips for healthy eating, getting active, and more to help you keep a healthy weight.

Review Date: February 08, 2013

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

CDC Vitalsigns: More People Walk to Better Health

Physical activity helps control weight, but can help improve health even without weight loss. People who are physically active live longer and have a lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.

Review Date: August 07, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Contract for Life

This contract is designed to facilitate communication between young people and their parents about potentially destructive decisions related to alcohol, drugs, peer pressure and behavior.

Review Date: February 08, 2013

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)

Develop a Safe Exercise Program- (PDF)

An exercise program can increase your energy level, reduce stress, help you fight disease and promote a better night's sleep.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

National Safety Council

Do You Know the Health Risks of Being Overweight?

This guide can help you lose weight safely and develop a healthier lifestyle that will reduce your chances of developing serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer associated with obesity.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Eating Healthy When Dining Out

If you are treating yourself to a meal out, here are some tips to help make it a dining experience that is both tasty and good for you.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Everyday Choices for a Healthier Life: Everydaychoices.org

Everyday Choices For A Healthier Life is a joint initiative with the goal of stimulating improvements in disease prevention and early detection by increasing public awareness about healthy lifestyles, access to prevention programs and research and more.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

American Cancer Society

Fatigue

Fatigue can be traced to one or more of your habits or routines but in some cases, fatigue is a symptom of an underlying medical problem that requires medical treatment. Learn more about fatigue.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Fiber

Dietary fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. Find out why fiber is an important part of a healthy diet.

Review Date: January 31, 2012

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Fight Stress With Healthy Habits

Healthy habits can protect you from the harmful effects of stress. This article provides ten positive healthy habits you may want to develop, including getting enough sleep, having daily physical activity, reducing worry, and helping others.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

American Heart Association

Find A Park

This tool offers a quick way to search for a state or national park near you.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

National Park Service

Find a Registered Dietitian

Whether you're a consumer looking for personal assistance, or a business looking for nutrition consulting, use this search tool to identify a nutrition provider for your specific needs.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Find a YMCA

Enter your zip code to locate a YMCA near you for group exercise, strength training, walking, yoga, personal fitness and more.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

YMCA of the USA

Fingernails: Do's and Don'ts for Healthy Nails

Here's what you need to know to keep your fingernails in tiptop shape.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Focus on You: Wellness Podcasts

These podcasts from the NIH "Focus on You: Wellness" Lecture Series will encourage you to make positive changes in fitness, nutrition, and time management.

Review Date: January 04, 2013

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Gardening Health and Safety Tips

Whether you are a beginner or expert gardener, health and safety are important. These tips will help you and your family stay healthy while having fun in the garden.

Review Date: February 16, 2011

Office of Women's Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

health.gov

health.gov offers health information, news, and resources to help you and your family stay healthy.

Review Date: August 14, 2012

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Healthy Weight for Men Calculator

Is your weight healthy? Use the calculator below to find out.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Calorie Control Council

Healthy Weight for Women Calculator

Is your weight healthy? Use the calculator below to find out.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Calorie Control Council

How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight

Research shows that people unintentionally consume more calories when faced with larger portions. This can mean significant excess calorie intake, especially when eating high-calorie foods. Here are some tips to help you avoid some common portion-size pitfalls.

Review Date: March 01, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight

Learn about fruits and vegetables and their role in your weight management plan. Tips to cut calories by substituting fruits and vegetables are included with meal-by-meal examples.

Review Date: December 10, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interactive Menu Planner

Try this menu planner for healthy meal ideas.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Just Enough for You: About Food Portions

Managing your weight calls for more than just choosing a healthful variety of foods. It also calls for looking at how much and how often you eat. This brochure shows you how to use serving sizes and food portions to help you eat just enough for you.

Review Date: March 01, 2012

NIH Weight-Control Information Network, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Let’s Move! Healthy Family Calendar- (PDF)

Use this calendar to track what your family did this week to increase physical activity and eat healthy.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

The White House

Let’s Move! Screen Time Log- (PDF)

Print and complete this log to determine how much time you are spending in front of a computer or television screen. You may find out that you need to reduce your screen time and switch to some physically active alternatives.

Review Date: February 01, 2012

The White House

Loving Your Body Inside and Out

This web page is designed especially for women and contains advice and information about how to stay well and feel good. Topics include: starting a physical activity program, eating healthy foods, and total mind/body wellness.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

Office on Women's Health

Men Staying Healthy: Do You Know What it Takes?

Men can take this short quiz to learn more about staying healthy.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Nutrition and Activity Quiz

Are you making healthy choices when it comes to nutrition and physical activity? Find out by taking this quick quiz.

Review Date: February 14, 2011

American Cancer Society

Overweight and Obesity: Contributing Factors

Obesity and overweight are chronic conditions. Overall there are a variety of factors that play a role in obesity. This section will address how behavior, environment, and genetic factors may have an effect in causing people to be overweight and obese.

Review Date: June 10, 2012

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - NCCDPHP
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physical Activity Improves Quality of Life

Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. You can take a few simple steps at home, at work and at play to increase the amount of physical activity in your life.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

American Heart Association

Preventive Services for Healthy Living

Preventive services such as screenings, immunizations, and advice from your doctor are available to help you stay healthy. Find out which preventive services are right for you.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Shape Up & Drop 10 - A Weight Management Program You Can Live With

Shape Up & Drop 10™ is a weight management program that helps you get serious about weight management without resorting to strategies that will defeat you in the long run. Information is provided on how to take the weight off safely and keep it off.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Shape Up America!

Staying Healthy (multimedia)

Find multimedia presentations on a variety of topics, including physical activity, protecting your heart by lowering your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, hand washing, and more. Information is available in English,Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Hmong and Vietnamese.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Healthy Roads Media

The New Environmental Health: How You'll Live Longer, Smarter- (PDF)

Environmental health includes the environment we create for ourselves such as our diet, the medicines and other therapies we are prescribed, our occupations and places of work, and our lifestyles. Find out what you can do for yourself now to live healthier and longer. .

Review Date: December 19, 2012

NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIEHS

The President's Challenge Adult Fitness Test

Get an estimate of your level of aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and your body composition. This adult fitness test is for people aged 18 and older who are in good health.

Review Date: February 14, 2013

President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

Tips for a Safe and Healthy Life

This document provides tips for a healthy life, including being smoke-free, having routine exams and screenings, getting appropriate vaccinations, and managing stress.

Review Date: February 16, 2011

Office of Women's Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tips to Reduce Screen Time

Here are some tips on how to limit your screen time and move more in order to stay at a healthy weight.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

Walking, A Step in the Right Direction

Walking is one of the easiest ways for you to be physically active. This brochure provides you with general tips on how to create and follow a walking plan.

Review Date: January 30, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Why Do I Need to Sleep?

Answers the question about why getting enough sleep is important for you to grow up healthy and strong.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

Why Do I Need to Wash My Hands?

Washing your hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading to other people and making them sick.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

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