The Let's Move website is part of Michelle Obama's Let's Move program to help
eliminate the problem of childhood obesity in one generation. This site
provides a wealth of information designed to help adults and children make
healthy choices that will lead to an improved quality of life.
Healthier U.S./Dietary Guidelines. This site has the latest
Guidelines released by the Depts. of Agriculture and Health and
Services. You can download the entire booklet ... or ...
that are of concern to you. Click on "Executive
Summary" for a quick
IntelliHealth. This site is sponsored by Aetna Insurance. It
Harvard Medical School Consumer Health Information.
Self Magazine. This site is sponsored by the pusblishers of Self
It covers a wide range of fitness/health topics and is geared
The Open Directory Project. This site is sponsored by The Open
Project and has links to more than 1200 fitness sites. This is a
site for starting a search on welness issues.
Shape Magazine. This site is similar to the Self website and is
WebMD. This web site provides information on a wide range of
as well as health and welness. An excellent site for researching
The President's Challenge. This site is sponsored by the
on Physical Fitness. It contains information and tools to help
plan a comprehensive wellness program, along with tools to help
progress and motivational tips to help stick to a a healthful
Primus Web. This web site is designed to help connect individuals
lifestyle of fitness, good nutrition, and health.
Net Sweat. This is a comprehensive resource that provides
fitness, exercise, weight loss, and other wellness related issues.
Pennsylvania State Department of Education. Go to this web site
the state's academic standards for Health, Safety, and Physical
When web page appears on the screen, scroll down the left hand
on Academic Standards. The next screen that appears will have a
list of the
various areas. Scroll down until you see Health, Safety, and
Education. It is avaible in either PDF or Word form.
The Discovery Health Channel. This site is sponsored by the
Channel. This site contains information on medical, health, and
issues. It is designed to provide information that will help
make wise choices regarding their overall health.
Random Acts of Kindness. This web site promotes the benefits of
acts. Studies show that being a "good samaritan" can
reduce stresss ... in
addition to making you feel good about yourself.
The American Heart Association. This web site contains valuable
to help individuals combat America's Number 1 killer, heart
5 Fun Ways to Kids' Health and Fitness. This web site is
Kellogg's! The 5 Ways to Health and Fitness is a set of
presents a holistic and fun approach to balance nutrition and
activity to achieve health and fitness.
Collage Videos. This is the web site for Collage Videos, a
for all types of exercise videos: aerobics, bench stepping,
toning, toning, yoga, pilates, kick aerobics/boxing, etc. You can
offerings on line or you can request a catalog. If you're
fitness videos ... this is the web site for you.
Health Finder. This is a government sponsored web site that
wealth of information on anything related to an individual's well
Finally ... some value for your tax dollars!!!!!
Sister to Sister replaces National Woman's Heart Day. This is a
dedicated to woman's heart health issues. They sponsor the
Heart Day Health
Fair, a yearly event that provides free screening and information
woman's heart health issues. The site has a wealth of
information for woman
that touches on such areas as prevention, detection and early
treatment options, referrals.
Purina's Healthy Steps Program. Purina, in conjunction with
and fitness experts, has developed and made available ... FREE of
an exercise program you can do with your pets. Exercising with a
proven way to help people stick to a fitness program ... so ...
exercise with your pet friends?
4 Girls health. This is a wellness web site that contains
girls (ages 10-16) about the benefits of physical activity and
for developing an exercise plan. 4 Girls Health is sponsored by
Women's Health Information Center.
4 Womens health. This is a wellness web site that contains
girls and women over the age of 16 about the benefits of physical
and provides tools for developing an exercise plan. 4 Women's
sponsored by the National Women's Health Information Center.
The American Heart Association provides information about the
smoking and second hand smoke as well as tips on how to quit
smoking and how
to avoid weight gain when you stop.
The American Heart Associatin has an on-line calculator to help
your Body Mass Index, an indicator of risk factors for certain
disorders and other health problems. This site will also provide
to manage your weight.
Delicious Decisions. This site, sponsored by the American Heart
provides online recipes that are good for your heart as well as
Livestrong.com. This site, sponsored by the Lance Armstrong
contains a wealth of knowledge on a wide range of health and
issues. You can set a wellness goal, the site will direct you to
on how to achieve your goal, help you track your progress on
line, and help
you connect with other people with similar goals.
Choose to Move. This is a special section on the American Heart
Association's web site that targets women and helps them learn
increase physical activity in their daily life.
Be Smart, Eat Smart, Live Smart is a website sponsored by Sodexo
advice on living an active, well nourished life. In addition to
on exercise and nutrition, it also has an online Nutrition
lets you calculate the numer of caloreis you consume in a day as
well as a
BMI calculator (Body Mass Index).
Smart Start is a web site sponsored by Kellogg's and the American
Association. It is geared towards healthy heart issues that
women. It provides information about different heart related
risk factors for heart diseases, and steps women can take to
risk of heart disease.
Wheaties. The "breakfast of champions" has a section
on their web site,
the Fit to Win Challenge. They've taken advantage of the
experts from the world of fitness and nutrition to help people
to a healthier lifestyle. NBA strength and conditioning coach
has a fitness program designed to help strength and endurance.
Nancy Clark has provided information on all things healthy and
Choose My Plate is the governments newest attempt to simply
healthy eating choices.It provides a wealth of information about
nutrition as well as many other wellness topics.
The DASH eating plan. The Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertention
has been shown to lower blood pressure. This sight is sponsored
by the U.S.
Dept. of Health and Human Services, specifically the National
Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute.
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The purpose of this organization
is to find a
cure for ovarian cancer, provide support for individuals and
with the disease, provide up to date information, and to increase
Learn To Be Healthy is an educational tool sponsored by the Susan
P. Byrnes Health Education Center whose goal is to educate and
inspire people of all ages to make healthy choices.
Stage of Life is a community for teens, Gen Y, Gen X, and Baby
Boomers, under one virtual roof, where they can get advice, give
advice, share stories. Topics range from teen issues to
retirement planning, and everything in between.
The Food Pyramid has been replaced by "My Plate" ... it's a
simpler way of
reminding people the hows and whys of healthy eating. Check it
Kids Health is a web site dedicated to providing information to kids and
their parents about relevant health issues. Information is presented in a
clear and precise way that is easy for all to understand.