Articles on creating healthy and sustainable lifestyles.
Website with tips on health, food, and fitness. Includes a 'symptom checker' and 'health tools.'
Harvard Health Publications:
Website with science and research-based health and wellness information.
Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability:
LOHAS focuses on health and fitness, the environment, personal development, sustainable living, and social justice. Free weekly newsletter.
National Women's Health Information Center provides excellent resources for Screening Tests and Immunizations Guidelines for Women by age and Recommended Screenings, Tests, and Immunizations for Women with High-Risk Factors.
Personalized health information and health management tools.
This lifestyle website has a wealth of information on health and wellness and tips from Oprah's famous collaborators and experts, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Suze Orman, Bob Greene, and Dr. Laura Berman. The site features articles, tips, quizzes, videos and podcasts on a variety of wellness topics.
Website that includes health & wellness tools and resources, healthy recipes, women's health topics, and 1-hour online seminars on a wide variety of wellness topics from mindful eating to general health. Sessions are interactive and offered in both audio and video formats and are archived for viewing after the live program date.
WebMD.com offers comprehensive health and wellness information and features a 'Health A-Z' database on a wide variety of physical and mental health conditions. WebMD.com also features a useful video archive with videos on various health and wellness topics.
Wellness.com the Healthy Living Community:
This website provides a wellness community with interactive blogs, discussions, and videos on a wide variety of health conditions and wellness topics. The website also provides a database and profiles of health and wellness providers.
The University of Minnesota 'Taking Charge of Your Health' website has a wealth of resources to create a healthy lifestyle, navigate the health care system, and explore healing practices.
American Council on Exercise
Exercise library, workouts, healthy recipes, 'Fit Facts' posters all under 'Get Fit' tab
Fitness tips, tools, and answers to questions.
Conservation and Environmental Research Area (CERA) Trail Map CERA Trail map and a printable Guide to the Interpretive Path. From the True Grit statue in front of the RAC, through the CERA Trail and back to True Grit is 1.94 miles. This is a beautiful walk in the forest; if you’re quiet you are likely to see deer.
Get Fit Maryland program:
Articles under Tips and Support include:
President's Council for Physical Fitness information, tools, and links.
Idea Health and Fitness Association
Library of professional health and fitness articles, short videos of exercises, and more.
Making Time for Exercise is Easy- PDF Document
myUMBC ‘Fitness and Wellness at the RAC’ Group for access to campus walking and jogging route maps, click under ‘Documents.’ There are maps for 5 routes ranging from a 1 mile flat course to 5 miles.
100 Ways to Add 2000 Steps - PDF Document
Food Diary: Sample worksheet for recording what we eat and the thoughts and feelings associated with our food choices. Created by Patricia L. Wick, Ph.D., University Counseling Services at UMBC.
Food Diary Sample Responses: Examples of how to use the food diary.
Maryland Farmers Market Directory:
Farmer's markets for each county in Maryland.
Mindful Eating Reconnecting with our Food: General 1-page mindful eating overview from Chartwells.
New York State Department of Health:
Tips for healthy food at meetings
This website offers nutritional information, tools, and diet tips; healthy recipes; nutrition blogs; and a free newsletter. Under Nutrition Management Tools, a user can:
US federal guide offering access to all government web sites with reliable and accurate information on nutrition and dietary guidance.
News, articles, recipes, product reviews and other resources on organic foods.
American Lung Association:
Provides information on various lung conditions, research and statistics, plus programs and events.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America:
Provides resources and information on diagnosis, treatment resources and information on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of allergies and asthma. Click the ‘Asthma’ and ‘Allergy’ links at the bottom of the homepage.
American Heart Association:
Information, programs and tools for heart health.
MDQuit Maryland resource center for quitting use and initiation of tobacco:
Information, resources, tools, and programs. Free Quitline for all Maryland residents.
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
1-800-QUITNOW Information, support, smoking cessation products.
Website has community, resources, support, and 'success' certificates.
Laura Stack, the Productivity Pro
Looking for good time management tips? Laura's website has a wealth of tips to improve output, lower stress, and save time. Explore the website, especially under Productivity Resourcesto find a blog, videos, quizzes, webcasts, articles, a newsletter, e-books, tips, and tools.
Stress Management tips from Dr. Joan Borysenko
Dr. Borysenko knows that living your best life is a multidimensional process of caring for body, mind, and soul. Her website offers both practical information and inspiration. The Mind/Body Balance and Stress Reduction section has articles on wellness, stress reduction, how to meditate, and yoga stretches.
American Heart Association website includes information, a Blood Pressure Quiz, and a Blood Pressure Risk Calculator.
Article: Information About Blood Pressure
The Mayo Clinic website information and resources about high blood pressure (hypertension).
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure.
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