Portal to the many health and wellness sites created by the US government. Get reliable facts and helpful tips about physical fitness, nutrition, preventive screenings and more.
- Weight-control Information Network
The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) provides the general public with “up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues. The information is offered in English and Spanish. This web site is an information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.”
- Healthy Computing
Free information on computer-related health and safety.
The USDA has put together a website that lets you create daily food plans based on calorie level and age. The site also contains a BMI calculator and sample menus and recipes to help you maintain your meal plan.
- The Nutrition Source
Provided by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health – has a wealth of information on diet and nutrition that is helpful for both health care professionals and the public.
- Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
This site has information on research pertaining to the nutritional needs of the American public. The current editon of the publication, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is also available here.
- Nutrient Database
If you are counting calories, fat grams or carbohydrates, this site can help. Enter your food item into the search box and get a very detailed nutritional report.
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
- The Physician and Sportsmedicine A source for primary care sports medicine articles brought to you by the McGraw-Hill Companies.
- The Exercise and Physical Fitness Page
This site can help you start or expand your exercise routine. It covers aerobic exercise, strength training and flexibility, as well as nutrition and tips for getting started.
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