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!
Books for Adults
Eating right is a lot easier if your home is Healthy-Friendly. Find out how to make healthy eating simple!
Books for Teens
The diet for teenagers only
by Wiatt, Carrie Latt
Easy to follow exercises, recipes and meal plans designed strictly for teenages, to help gain and maintain a healthy body and lifestyle.
Books for Older Children
Yoga, for grades 2-5.
Books for Younger Children
Explains the link between exercise and health, finess, and well-being, and includes a number of simple exercises that children can do themselves.
More books for:
American Volkssport Association (http://www.ava.org/)
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 (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-and-nutrition/NU99999)
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 (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fitness/SM99999)
Get fit, and stay fit, the Mayo Clinic way!
Mayo Clinic's Health Tools (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/HealthToolsIndex/HealthToolsIndex)
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 (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/RE99999)
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 (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss/WT99999)
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 (http://www.noah-health.org/en/endocrine/diabetes/living/exercise.html)
Information on exercise in English and Spanish. Search the index for other topics!
Get Healthy, Clark County! (http://www.gethealthyclarkcounty.org/)
Tips and resources to Get Healthy, from the Southern Nevada Health District
Health and Nutrition Programs that make a difference (http://www.unce.unr.edu/programs/health/)
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.
Nutrition Challenge (http://www.gethealthyclarkcounty.org/nutrition/index.html)
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 (http://www.gethealthyclarkcounty.org/get-moving/index.php)
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 (http://www.healthierus.gov/exercise.html)
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!
Eat Healthy (http://www.healthierus.gov/nutrition.html)
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 (http://www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhardkids/)
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! (http://www.fns.usda.gov/eatsmartplayhardhealthylifestyle/WhatsNew.htm)
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 (http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/index.htm)
Helpful information from the National Institute of Health, for you, for your doctor, and in Spanish.