Aim For A Healthy Weight
As a part of the NHLBI's Obesity Education Initiative (OEI), the
Aim for a Healthy Weight Web Site provides information for patients,
the public, and health professionals. Information for patients and
the public include a Body Mass Index calculator, an interactive
personalized menu planner, shopping ideas, recipes, dining out tips,
and a guide to physical activity. Information for health professionals
include online and point-of-care reference tools for download and
use, including a treatment guidelines tool for the Palm OS.
America Outdoors is an international non-profit association of outfitters,
and their website houses a searchable database of adventure travel
outfitters and recreation destinations throughout the US and the
BAM! Body and Mind
BAM! CDC's Office of Communication and the Information Resource
Management Office recently launched BAM! for kids. Aimed at youth
ages 9-13, BAM! was created to answer kids' questions on health
issues and recommend ways to make their bodies and minds healthier,
stronger, and safer. BAM! also provides middle school health and
science teachers with interactive activities that are educational
The Fitness Jumpsite
The mission of the Fitness Jumpsite is to provide quality fitness,
health and nutrition related information and education across the
globe. The Jumpsite is a non-commercial labor of love. It is our
intent to wholeheartedly contribute to the awareness and momentum
of the health and fitness movement by providing resources and support
that will cultivate happy, healthy, and fit lifestyles.
Healthfinder provides consumer health information documents produced
by Federal agencies.
Hershey's Topics in Nutrition: Physical Activity in Young People
The Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is committed to improving physical activity and healthy eating behaviors of youth and families in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Center is a Hershey-created research institute which was founded in 2006 to promote the health benefits of chocolate. The Center focuses on three areas: heart health, weight management and mental and physical energy.
is a website designed to communicate healthy eating and active living
information to kids aged 9-12 and their families. The site encourages
kids and their families to begin the process of adopting healthy
lifestyles. This is the first component of ACTIVATE, an educational
outreach program of the International Food Information Council (IFIC)
Live Healthier, Live Longer
This National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute website is intended
for heart disease patients and others with high cholesterol. "Live
Healthier, Live Longer" provides information on dietary changes
and physical activity.
National Institutes of Health - Exercise for Older Adults
This National Institue of Health site has excellent links to news
articles and overviews of various topics relating to exercise and
physical fitness. There are also great visual aids in the form of
slide shows, and numerous other resources related to public heath
Prevention's Healthy Ideas
The publishers of Prevention magazine have a web page that provides
personalized information on health and fitness. It includes information
on weight loss, fitness, healthy cooking, and family health. There
is information about walking and place to sign up for a free newsletter.
Runners World On-Line
An extension of Runners World Monthly magazine (published by Rodale
Press), Runners World On-line provides accessible and entertaining
information on a variety of running topics. There are sections for
beginners and women, and sections on nutrition and shoe selection.
The Self Magazine website includes a section on fitness, health,
and diet. It also includes workout slide shows.
Start! is the American Heart Association's national campaign that
calls on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of
physical activity and health to live longer, heart-healthy lives
through walking. MyStart! Online features an exercise tracking tool,
newsletters, recipes and more. Tools and programs for employers
are also available.
VERB sites for tweens
VERB was a CDC youth media campaign that was aimed at encouraging
positive physical activity among youth aged 9-13 (tweens). The campaing ran from 2002 through 2006, and used a variety of media channels and out-of-home
outlets to communicate ideas for fun physical activities.
Workouts for Women
For about $4.50 a week, Workouts for Women provides home-based workouts
every week, with descriptions of the exercises and video-taped demonstrations.
The workouts are tailored to varying fitness levels. Participants
fill out an Accountability Log and receive feedback every eight
weeks. The fitness programs are designed by a personal trainer who
is certified as an American College of Sports Medicine Health and
Fitness Instructor and as an American Council on Exercise Personal
Trainer. A "Stretch Library" of descriptions and video on a variety
of stretching exercises is on the website at no charge.