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Resources

Fitness is about more than physical training. It is about the mind and body connection. Below are links to websites and articles that I think will help you understand what you need on this path to a healthier and happier you.

Nutrition Action Health Letter
Nutrition Action Health Letter is the largest-circulation health newsletter in North America, providing reliable information on nutrition and health.
http://www.cspinet.org/nah/index.htm

Nutrition.gov
US federal guide offering access to all government web sites with reliable and accurate information on nutrition and dietary guidance.
http://www.nutrition.gov/

Nutrition Data
Nutrition facts, including food labels, calories, nutritional information and analysis that helps promote healthy eating by telling you about the foods.
http://www.nutritiondata.com/

MyPyramid.gov
Features information on the new food pyramid, its 12 models geared to different people. Also online tools, and dietary guidelines.
http://www.mypyramid.gov/

American Dietetic Association
Nutrition information, resources, and access to Registered Dietitians provided by ADA and the National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics.
http://www.eatright.org/

Consumer Lab
Provides independent testing results online about vitamins, supplements, and nutrition products to consumers and healthcare providers.
http://www.consumerlab.com/

BMI Calculator Plus
Personalized BMI for Your Body Type and Metabolism
http://www.webmd.com/diet/calc-bmi-plus

The Fitness Jumpsite
This site provides articles and links about health/fitness, a calorie counters, fitness equipment and news.
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/

ExRx.Net
Free resource featuring comprehensive exercise libraries, fitness assessment calculators, and reference articles.
http://www.exrx.net/

FitWatch
Free online fitness tracker, basic facts and useful fitness calculators to help you lose weight and get fit!
http://www.fitwatch.com/

American Council on Exercise
The American Council on Exercise has fitness videos, workout tips, articles on safety tips, designing your workout, and exercise advice for those with medical conditions.
http://www.acefitness.org/getfit/

Authentic Happiness
Questionnaires, surveys, and scales to develop insights into yourself and the world around.
http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/

Spark People
SparkPeople.com is a free online diet and healthy living community with over 3 million members who provide support and motivation to each other.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/

American Heart Association
Information on lifestyle habits to help you reduce risk of and stroke.
http://www.americanheart.org/

IDEA Health & Fitness Association
IDEA Article Library has a vast collection of health and fitness articles from IDEA’s award-winning publications.
http://www.ideafit.com/

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Provides physical activity guidelines page, brochures offering tips on fitness and exercise, consumer product recommendations, and more. As well as, current comments on topics relating to sports medicine and exercise science, written for a general audience.
http://www.acsm.org/