DIET & EXERCISE
Did you make New Year's resolutions to get fit and trim? Has the doctor given you The Word? Do you just want to feel better, live longer and look great? Let this guide help you!
Resources on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Everything you need to know about food: Preparation, festivals and feasts; cultures and religions. Who eats what, where, and why!
Health & Wellness Resource Center
More than 400 health and medical journals and other resources that can link you to major health web sites.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Searches health publications geared toward the lay person and contains a medical dictionary.
Health Source: Nursing/ Academic Edition
Search health publications geared toward the medical students or professionals. Contains a medical dictionary.
Medicine Reference Collection (GVRL)
Collection of reference books on medicine covering diseases, drugs and nutrition.
Provides high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.
Science in Context
Includes topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
American Volkssport Association
Come walk with the clubs and walkers of the American Volkssport Association. Meet friends and walk scenic trails at your own pace for health, fitness, and fun.
Food and Nutrition from the Mayo Clinic
You are what you eat! Be healthy and stay healthy. It's not as hard as you think.
In February and March, walk along with the dogsleds in the Iditarod in Alaska. No, you don't have to fly to Alaska. Sign up (supporting local youth resources) and record your walking minutes. Complete 1049 minutes during the Iditirod, and get an I Did It tee shirt! Great incentive for you - and for your dog!
Mayo Clinic's Fitness Central
Get fit, and stay fit, the Mayo Clinic way!
Mayo Clinic's Health Tools
Want to know how you're doing? Here are a variety of tools from the Mayo Clinic that will let you test yourself, and give you great ideas about what to do next!
Mayo Clinic's Healthy Recipes
Eating healthy is easy if someone will just tell you what to eat. Here are some great, healthy recipes from the Mayo Clinic kitchens.
Mayo Clinic's Weight Loss Program
Get to your healthy weight, and stay there!
Health Internet sites and information selected by the National Library of Medicine
My Pyramid is a website from the US government that provides information on dietary guidelines. It has many interactive features, which includes a food tracker for a detailed assessment of your food intake and physical activity level.
NOAH: New York Online Access to Health
Information on exercise in English and Spanish. Search the index for other topics!
Get Healthy, Clark County!
Tips and resources to Get Healthy, from the Southern Nevada Health District
Health and Nutrition Programs that make a difference
From the Nevada Cooperative Extension Service - what programs they offer, and how to contact the people doing them!
Las Vegas High Rollers and Strollers
A member of the American Volkssport Association, this is a walking club whose activities range from easy jaunts through residential neighborhoods to cross-country walks over hilly terrain. Select the "Welcome" link at the bottom of the homepage for a list of activities.
From Get Healthy Clark County. A diet? Banish the thought! A great and easy way to eat healthier! Sign up FREE, for a 12 week program that will give you great eating tips, and let you record your Fruit and Vegetable consumption. See your progress, and get great prizes!
Physical Activity in Clark County
From Get Healthy Clark County. What can YOU do to get in shape? Here are great resources to get you off on the right foot! Local walking groups, assessment tools, kids' activity, tips, and more!
Be Physically Active
Looking for great ideas about how to get fit? Check out this great site! Information about why it's important, and resources galore to give you a leg-up to great fitness!
Eating Healthy isn't as hard as you think. Find out why it's important, and how easy it is. Get some great ideas on how to get started!
Eat Smart, Play Hard! For Kids
A fun new web page, from the USDA Food and Nutrition Sevice, that connects kids to healthy eating and physical activity experiences within their community.
Eat Smart, Play Hard. Healthy Lifestyle!
This site is specifically designed for parents and caregivers to provide information to help you eat better, be more physically active and be a role model for your kids.
Weight Control Information Network Publications
Helpful information from the National Institute of Health, for you, for your doctor, and in Spanish.
El recetario de la dieta South Beach
by Agatston, Arthur
The doctor told you to get in shape NOW, no foolin'. This book gives you the overview of what to do, without killing yourself to get in shape. Start here, before buying a million other books!
Renowned nutritionist and television personality Ellie Krieger offers a blissfully simple plan that focuses on the cumulative effects of small changes in diet, exercise, and well-being.
Fueling the teen machine
by Shanley, Ellen L.
Stop porking out at fast food joints, and get the hunky physique you want! This is how!
What about learning to accept, appreciate, and love your body just the way it is? Because it´s a part of you, and when you love yourself, you love every part of yourself. Even the parts that aren´t "perfect."
Body image is no joke. Find out more about getting yourself in shape - body and mind.
This is an easy-to-follow guide for all parents who want their child to get the best out of life.
Dr. Sears' LEAN kids : a total health program for children ages 6-12
by Sears, William,
A plan that looks at lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition (The LEAN Kids Program) that helps kids become "lean" (rather than skinny or thin). This is not a weight-loss guide. Instead it´s a plan to help kids avoid gaining weight to begin with!
Yoga, for grades 2-5.
by Salzmann, Mary Elizabeth
Explains in simple language the importance of regular physical activity.
Encourages the reader to exercise by following the movements of various animals; presented in a question and answer format.
Explains the link between exercise and health, finess, and well-being, and includes a number of simple exercises that children can do themselves.
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