Prevention & Wellness


Exercise Therapy

Fitness & Exercise

  • ACSM: American Fitness Index – The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Heart Association (AHA) outline exercise recommendations for healthy adults and older adults. The ACSM also offers brochures on how to get the most out of your fitness equipment.
  • CDC: Nutrition and Physical Activity – This program provides science-based activities for children and adults that address the role of nutrition and physical activity in health promotion and the prevention and control of chronic diseases.
  • Healthfinder.gov – “Obesity is epidemic in the United States. In recent years, diabetes rates among people ages 30 to 39 rose by 70%. About 46.5 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes, even though this single behavior will result in disability and premature death for half of them. More than 60% of American adults do not get enough physical activity, and more than 25% are not active at all.” This website is geared to correcting that situation.
  • Healthy Sleep – The Harvard Medical School tells you why you need sleep and how to get it.
  • The President’s Challenge – An initiative from the President’s council on Physical Fitness and Sports designed to help Americans get fit. The Active Lifestyle program helps you do 30 minutes of activity a day, 5 times a week and provides you with a personal activity log.
  • Shape Up America! – Shape Up America! is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization committed to raising awareness of obesity as a health issue by providing you with the latest information about safe weight management and physical fitness.

Food Safety

Nutrition

Weight Control

  • My Fitness Pal – Track your calories and other food nutrients as well as your exercise.
  • SparkPeople – Offers free nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources.
  • The Paleolithic Diet – Wikipedia is a good starting point for learning about fads and trends like the Paleo diet. Check here also for other fad diets like the Atkins Diet.

 

HealthyPeople.govThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ 10-year plan for improving American’s health covers 42 topics and nearly 600 objectives.

Vaccines.govVaccines.gov is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.