General Health, Nutrition, and Fitness

 

General

HealthyPeople.gov

-Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     -Information regarding diseases and conditions, environmental health, emergency  
      preparedness, healthy living, safety, and more

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
     -Information on many diseases and conditions; health assessment tools
     -Tutorials related to cholesterol, heart attacks, physical activity, and more

Ping My Health
     -A short, free health assessment

Seasonal Affective Disorder
     -Information on Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD

Information about Vitamin D deficiency
     -An article talking about a deficiency of Vitamin D and the effects on teh body and mind.

Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture Choose my plate
     -Includes food and fitness trackers, videos, healthy eating tips, free printable material, as well as a plethora of other resources for people of all ages.

United States Department of Agriculture - Nutrition
     -Obesity prevention, meal planning, allergen information

Food Labeling and Nutrition
     -How to use food labels; protecting yourself from health fraud

Food Safety
     -Food borne pathogens, news & safety alerts, consumer advice

Centers for Disease Control
     -Nutrition basics; role of vitamins and minerals; nutrition for children; links to websites with healthy recipes, websites for kids, food safety information, and disease-specific organizations.

Fruits and Veggies
     -Fruits and vegetable serving sizes, recipes, tips on adding fruits and veggies to your recipes, interactive plate analyzer

Dietary tips to help fight depression
     -Tips about foods that can help fight the effects of depression and aid in recovery.

       

Physical Activity

The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
     -Adult Fitness Test; physical activity facts; help planning a fitness routine; links to 
      other sites pertaining to health and fitness

Centers for Disease Control
     -Benefits of physical activity; adding physical activity to your lifestyle; how much
      exercise do you need?; measuring physical activity intensity; tips on becoming 
      motivated; preparing for and maintaining physical activity

Healthy Lifestyles
      -Health tips, physical activity tracker, recipes, and resources