Physical Wellness

We have included resources regarding some of the most common health issues as well as ways to prevent them and lead healthy lifestyles.

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Allergy and Asthma

Allergy and Asthma Network
Resources for allergy and asthma information

Blood Pressure

American Heart Association
Blood Pressure information and resources

Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure with DASH Eating Plan
Provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services

Cancer Prevention

American Cancer Society
Cancer facts, prevention and detection, tobacco cessation guide, food and fitness information, etc.

American Institute for Cancer Research
Information and recommendations for cancer prevention through diet and nutrition

National Cancer Institute
Fact sheet and publications about nutrition and cancer prevention

Cholesterol

American Heart Association
Dietary recommendations and heart-healthy recipes

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
Diabetes control, prevention and research

General Health

Mayo Clinic
Great resource for a variety of health conditions, symptom checker, and drug information

SparkPeople
Make your life an adventure – tips, recipes, message boards for healthy lifestyle

WebMD
Information on various health conditions, including Symptom Checker

Government Health Sites

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Promotion
Consumer health education and worksite wellness resources

Healthier US.Gov
Improve quality of life, prevent and reduce the costs of disease, and promote health and wellness

National Institutes of Health
Health information, news, and research

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans – a joint publication of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture

Headaches

National Headache Foundation
Information, education, and research on headaches.

Heart Disease and Stroke

Active.com – Matters of the Heart
Keep your heart beating healthy and strong with tips and guidelines for fitness and nutrition

American Heart Association
Healthy heart education information, helpful facts/tips, recipes, shopping & eating out tips

Heart and Stroke Foundation
Create your blood pressure and healthy weight action plan

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Health Education Resources
Provides health assessment tools, recipes and health information by major chronic diseases

National Stroke Association
Comprehensive information about strokes, including most common signs and symptoms, treatment, rehabilitation and recovering, prevention, etc.

Nutrition

American Dietetic Association
Nutrition Fact sheets, recipes, daily nutrition tips, books and resources, and Registered Dietician locator

Calorie Control Council
Calorie calculator, activity calculator and BMI calculator

Cooking Light
Recipes, menu-planning ideas and healthy cooking suggestions

Fruits & Veggies Matter
Easy ways to add more fruits and vegetables into your daily eating patterns

Mayo Clinic Food and Nutrition Center
The latest in nutrition research and comprehensive articles on eating well

ChooseMyPlate.gov
The latest news, background information, and resources about the food guidance system

US Department of Health and the US Department of Agriculture
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

VegetarianNutrition.net
Information on topics such as transitioning to a vegetarian lifestyle, vegan nutrition and links to several other recommended sites

World’s Healthiest Food List

Food lists, recipes, prep tips, resources and more

Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Foundation
The leading nonprofit, voluntary health organization dedicated to promoting lifelong bone health

Physical Activity

Active Network
Information on various fitness events and promotions

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
Offers health information, certifications and workshops

American College of Sports Medicine
Health education, certification and research information

American Council on Exercise
Fit facts, recipes, exercise library, certification information and continuing education

LiveStrong
Health, fitness, lifestyle

Play It Again Sports
Resource for purchasing new and used fitness equipment

Prevention
Health, fitness, weight loss, diets and more

Runners’ World
Training for a race, race locations, gear, injury prevention, nutrition and weight loss

Prescriptions

DrugDigest
A noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site to help make informed choices about drugs and treatment options

Senior Health

AARP
A nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older

Alzheimer’s Association
The leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research

SeniorDriving.AAA.com
A website portal for senior drivers and their families

Skin Cancer

American Academy of Dermatology: Be Sun Smart
Have fun in the sun and decrease your risk of skin cancer

American Cancer Society: Sun Safety 101
Tips to help minimize your risk of skin cancer

Skin Cancer Foundation: Skin Cancer: Prevention Guidelines
A list of skin cancer prevention tips

Skin Cancer Foundation: Self Examination
A guide to finding and recognizing potential skin cancer

WebMD:Understanding Skin Cancer – Diagnosis and Treatment
A guide to treatment and care

Sleep Health

American Psychological Association
Tips, articles, news, and resources for sleep

Healthy Sleep from Harvard
Healthy sleep information from Harvard Medical School

Sleep Centers
Resource to located accredited sleep centers

Sleep Disorders – MedLine Plus
Comprehensive overview of sleep disorders, tools, research, and news

Sleep Foundation
Information and resources about sleep

National Center on Sleep Disorder Research
Information and resources about sleep

UCLA Center for Sleep Research
Sleep research, videos, and publications

WebMD Sleep Health Center
Learn more about sleep disorders and issues

Tobacco Cessation

American Lung Association
Disease information and research for tobacco cessation resources

Committed Quitters
Individualized stop-smoking plans along with quit aids

Kaiser
Interactive tool calculates how much money you have spent on cigarettes in the past or how much you will spend on them in the future

SmokeFree.gov
On-line guide to quitting

QuitNet
Resource allows users to create their own quit smoking plan, gather quitting tips and advice, offers support and other smoking cessation resources.

Tobacco Cessation Resource Handout

On-line, phone and local classes

WebMD – Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?
Interactive tool measures your readiness to quit smoking. Based on your answers, this tool will identify the stage of readiness you are in and help you think about what to do next to move you towards quitting for good.

Vegetarian

Vegetarian Nutrition
Information on vegetarian nutrition from the American Dietetic Association

Vegetarian Resource Group
A comprehensive website for vegetarians and vegans with lots of vegetarian and vegan recipes, resource lists, tips for traveling and eating vegetarian, and nutrition information

Weight Management

Aim for a Healthy Weight
Guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the assessment of obesity and steps for safe and effective weight loss

CDC – Healthy Weight
Healthy weight – it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle

The Daily Burn
Diet and fitness tracking website

Web MD – Healthy Eating and Diet Center
Health and diet guide, diet plans, weight loss trends, vitamins, cooking, exercise, etc.

Weight Loss and Nutrition Myths
Tips provided by the Dept. of Health and the National Institute of Health

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