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General Health/Multiple Topics

American Diabetes Association

Centers for Disease Control National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:   Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Discovery Health:

  • Variety of wellness information
  • Tip of the Week section
  • Top Tools
  • Community discussions
  • Articles and additional wellness resources

DrugNews:

Information resource for pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices.

Eartheasy:
Articles on creating healthy and sustainable lifestyles.

Everyday Health:
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.

mHealth News: The Voice of Mobile Health Care:

A resource for all health-related news, including national legislation, global issues, innovation, clinical information, and health-related consumer products.

Huffington Post Healthy Living

Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability:
LOHAS focuses on health and fitness, the environment, personal development, sustainable living, and social justice.  Free weekly newsletter.

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)

Maryland Health and Wellness Resources

Mayo Clinic

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

National Cholesterol Education Program

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.

RealAge:
Personalized health information and health management tools.

Real Simple magazine

Oprah.com:
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.

Source4Women:
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:

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.

A Yogi's Guide to Winter Wellness

December: National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

January: National Stalking Awareness Month

Stalking Awareness Resource Center

 

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Exercise and Fitness

100 Ways to Add 2000 Steps - PDF Document

American Council on Exercise
Exercise library, workouts, healthy recipes, 'Fit Facts' posters all under 'Get Fit' tab

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Physical Activity

Choose Fitness:
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.

Exercising in winter

Get Fit Maryland program:
Articles under Tips and Support include:

  • 100 Ways to Add 2000 Steps
  • 100 Ways to Cut 100 Calories
  • 50 Ways to Prevent Diabetes

Tools:

  • Check your BMI
  • Diabetes Risk Test
  • Heart Disease Risk Calculator

President's Council for Physical Fitness

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.

Shape magazine

Top 10 Indoor Exercise Ideas for Winter

Wintertime Exercise without Spending a Fortune

Yoga Journal

 

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Diet and Nutrition

7 Tricks to Eat Healthy All Week

30+ Healthy Winter Recipes

Best Recipes for Winter Vegetables and Fruits

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.

Fruits and VeggiesMore Matters campaign

Healthy Winter Recipes and Menus

 

How to Use 11 Tricky (But Healthy) Fall Farmers' Market Fruits and Vegetables

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

Nutrition Data:
This website offers nutritional information, tools, and diet tips; healthy recipes; nutrition blogs; and a free newsletter.  Under Nutrition Management Tools, a user can:

  • Track what you eat,
  • Determine Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Analyze a recipe/food for nutritional value and
  • Identify foods by particular nutrients.

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

October Superfoods: Seasonal Diet Choices for Autumn

Organic.org:
News, articles, recipes, product reviews and other resources on organic foods.

The Center for Mindful Eating organization with an extensive library of research articles, tipsheets, guided meditations, and exercises to help expand your knowledge and practice of mindful eating.

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Lung Health

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.

Cold And Flu Prevention: 10 Natural Ways To Boost Your Immune System

How to Use Your Immune System to Stay Healthy

5 Best Natural Alternative Remedies for Fall Allergies

Preventing Fall Allergies

 

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Cardiac Health

American Heart Association:
Information, programs and tools for heart health.

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Smoking Cessation

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.

QuitNet:
Website has community, resources, support, and 'success' certificates.

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Time and Stress Management

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 Consultants Article:  Top 5 Tips for Greater Peace and Vitality

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.

Article:  Choosing Peace Over Stress

Tips To Prevent Holiday Stress And Avoid Faking The Holiday Spirit

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high blood pressure

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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Relationships

UMBC Relationship Violence Awareness and Prevention website includes information on warning signs, resources and support, and current programs offered on relationship and intimate partner violence as well as healthy relationships.

 

FINANCIAL HEALTH

Suze Orman Resource Center

msn.com personal finance pages

15 Must-Do Fall Finance Tips

Budgeting Autumn - Get Your Finances Back on Track This Season

14 Ways to Save Money During the Holidays

 

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips (energy.gov)

6 Ways To Save Money On Energy Bills This Winter (VIDEO)

 

We are providing these links to you as an informational resource. Because we do not have control over the changing nature of content on others websites, we list these third party sites for use at the user's risk and explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information the resources may contain. Subsequently, we do not guarantee that information on a listed site is accurate nor do we guarantee that listed sites do not contain information which some individuals may deem inappropriate or objectionable. We are providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not represent or imply any association with their operators or an endorsement by UMBC of the site or its content.

The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.

Marquis de Vauvenargues, French moralist and essayist

 

Updated 09/9/14 01:45

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