SENIOR FITNESS RESOURCES

FROM THE CDC

FITNESS RESOURCES

From The CDC

Centers For Disease Control & Prevention


The links below represent just a few of the many helpful fitness and health resources offered by the U.S. Government and others. Find more information and assistance on these links.
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WEIGHT ASSESSMENT


BMI - BODY MASS INDEX

BMI – Body Mass Index
One way to determine if you are at a healthy weight is to calculate your body mass index. BMI is calculated using your height and weight. BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people.
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WEIGHT LOSS MANAGEMENT


AIM FOR A HEALTHY WEIGHT

Aim for a Healthy Weight
This booklet published by National Heart, Lung and Blood institute (NHLBI), contains practical, easy-to-use information for losing and maintaining weight - including tips on healthy eating and physical activity, other options such as weight loss medications and weight loss surgery, setting weight loss goals, and rewarding success.
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THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BARIATRIC PHYSICIANS               

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians*                        ASBP offers information on the problem of obesity, tips on weight loss, and a referral program to bariatric physicians (specializing in obesity treatment) for professional consultation.
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WEIGHT CONTROL INFORMATION NETWORK                           

Weight-control Information Network
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Weight-control Information Network (WIN) General information, publications, and other resources on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues for the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress.
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WEIGHT-LOSS AND NUTRITION MYTHS: HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY KNOW?                                                   

Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths: How Much DO you Really Know? (PDF-714k) (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; NIDDK), Weight-control Information Network (WIN)
The information in this fact sheet will help clear up confusion about weight loss, nutrition, and physical activity. It may also help you make healthy changes in your eating and physical activity habits. If you have questions not answered here, or if you want to lose weight, talk to your health care provider. A registered dietitian, or other qualified health professional can give you advice on how to follow a healthy eating plan, lose weight safely, and keep it off.
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SMALLSTEP.GOV                                                                               

SmallStep.gov
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Weight-loss success stories, Small Step tips, and other resources for maintaining and losing weight.
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NUTRITION


DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published jointly by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides advice about how good dietary habits for people aged 2 years and older can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases. (2010 GUIDELINES are not yet available.)
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Also available, a brochure for consumers:                                                    


FACE THE FAT - AMERICAN HEART ASSN FAT CALCULATOR

Face the Fat – AHA Fat Calculator
American Heart Association's (AHA) tool helps take the guesswork out of eating fat and encourages smarter fat choices.
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FRUITS & VEGGIES MATTER                       

Fruits&VeggiesMatter.gov
How many fruits and vegetables do you need?
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HEALTHY RECIPES

Healthy Recipes
Links to healthy recipes with calorie counts and nutritional information.
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MY FOOD-A-PEDIA                                                                   

MyFood-a-pedia
This online tool gives you quick access to nutrition information for over 1,000 foods. The MyFood-a-pedia provides calorie count information on the contribution of the food to the five food groups people need to be healthy. MyFood-a-pedia also provides the number of "extra" calories in foods from solid fats, added sugars, and alcohol.
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MYPYRAMID.GOV                                                           

MyPyramid.gov
The new Department of Agriculture (USDA) food pyramid replaces "one size fits all" with a customizable eating plan. Explore the new pyramid to learn about the food groups and to see how much you need to eat.
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PORTION DISTORTION                                                           

Portion Distortion
Do you know how food portions have changed in 20 years? Take this quiz from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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USDA FOOD & NUTRITION INFORMATION CENTER (FNIC)       

The USDA, Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) Interactive Tools
These Web sites help consumers and professionals with an array of interactive tools for dietary assessment and planning, checking personal health risks, testing knowledge, and evaluating needs.
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WEIGHT-CONTROL INFORMATION NETWORK                   

Weight-control Information Network
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Weight-control Information Network (WIN) General information, publications, and other resources on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues for the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress.
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MEAL PLANNING & TRACKING TOOLS


FOOD DIARY
This Food Diary (PDF-33k) and paper menu planner (PDF-68k) is one way to sketch out your meals. If you need help, you might want to try MyPryamid's interactive meal planner. It will give you the approximate calories in your meals and show whether your meals are balanced for the day. It can help plan upcoming meals to meet your weight goals and suggest for potential ways to improve choices.
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HEALTHYRECIPES                                                                   

Healthy Recipes
Links to healthy recipes with calorie counts and nutritional information.
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Meals Matter
Developed by the Dairy Council of California, this site has recipes, personal nutrition planner, fitness planner and more.
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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PLANNING AND TRACKING


MY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DIARY

My Physical Activity Diary (PDF-49k)
This paper physical activity planner is one way to track your exercise.
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SMALL STEP.GOV                                                               

SmallStep.gov
With this tool you can set physical activity goals, enter and save your physical activity on a calendar, track and view a graph of your progress, and earn an achievement certificate for reaching your goals.
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MY PYRAMID TRACKER


MyPyramid Tracker
MyPyramid Tracker is Department of Agriculture's (USDA) online dietary and physical activity assessment tool that provides information on your diet quality, physical activity status, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient and physical activity information.
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THE PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE

The President's Challenge
Track your personal activity and see how close you are to your goal. You can also compare your progress with others and earn awards for completing each program.
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Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults
Read how to fit physical activity into your life—your way.  Focusing on adults aged 18—64, the Be Active Your Way Guide is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It can help you decide the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.
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HealthierUS.gov

The HealthierUS initiative is a national effort to improve people's lives, prevent and reduce the costs of disease, and promote community health and wellness. HealthierUS.gov provides credible, accurate information to help you choose to live a healthier life.  The website helps you learn how to make physical activity a part of your day, eat healthier foods, protect yourself and your family from illness, and avoid risks to your health and the health of your loved ones. 
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The U.S. Government

Centers for Disease Control And Prevention

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The Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO,) takes a public health approach to address the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving the public's health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture promotes health through it’s dietary guidelines and better eating habits advice.

The Healthier US Initiative promotes health and wellness with information for living a healthy lifestyle.

Build a personal exercise program with activities you like to do.

Take the President’s physical activity challenge, and track your progress online.

Learn small steps that will increase your physical activity.

Meals matter when it comes to improving health.

Balanced meal planning can also  improve our food choices.

Access weight control  information, resources and health publications.

The FNIC websites provide information and tools to improve eating,  living and health habits.

The USDA and the National Institutes of Health team up to educate us about how food portions have expanded - just like our waistlines!

MyFood-A-Pedia offers a  virtual encyclopedia of nutrition information about the foods we eat.

Fruits&VeggiesMatter explains why eating fruits and vegetables is such a healthy habit.

Make smarter choices about the fat you eat with the fat calculator from the Heart Assn.

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