Eat smart, exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings. Be an
active participant in managing your health. Start leading a healthy lifestyle.
Exercise & Fitness
Get the latest physical activity guidelines, exercises for seniors,
and more on physical fitness.
Activity for Everyone (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Find physical activity guidelines for children, adults, and seniors.
Learn how to add exercise to your life. Learn how to measure the
intensity of your workout. View videos. Then get started!
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Get the basics, health check tools, tutorials, the latest news and
- Exercise for
Older Adults (National Institutes of Health)
Put safety first before beginning an exercise routine. Read how to do
strength, balance, stretching and endurance exercises.
Diet, Nutrition & Eating Right
Get the latest dietary guidelines at ChooseMyPlate.gov, and learn the
basics of eating healthy. Your body needs the right vitamins, minerals,
and other nutrients to stay healthy.
Guidelines for Americans (U.S. Department of Agriculture & HHS)
Get advice on how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce
risk for major chronic diseases (2 years to adult).
- ChooseMyPlate.gov (U.S.
Department of Agriculture)
Learn about the five food groups that are the building blocks for a
health diet. Learn more about building a healthy plate.
Learn the basics, the benefits, and take action.
- Nutrition.gov (U.S.
Department of Agriculture & HHS)
Find easy-to-read information on food and nutrition.
Learn about weight loss and obesity, smoking and tobacco, drinking
and alcohol, and injury and accident prevention. Avoiding or stopping
risky behavior will help you get healthy and stay healthy.
Weight Loss & Obesity
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español (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH)
Learn about causes, risks, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and
Weight – It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle! (Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention)
Read about balancing calories, preventing weight gain, losing weight,
healthy eating, physical activity, and get tips for parents to help
prevent childhood obesity.
Smoking & Tobacco
- Smokefree.gov (National
Cancer Institute, NIH)
Get accurate information and professional assistance to help you stop
smoking and stay quit.
- Smoking and Tobacco Use
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Watch podcasts and learn about the health effects of smoking and
Smoke: What It Means to You (PDF - 11.6MB) (The Surgeon General)
Learn why secondhand smoke is so harmful and what you can do to
prevent exposure to this kind of smoke.
Drinking and Alcohol
a Difference: Talk to Your Child about Alcohol (National Institute
on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
Get tips on talking to your child or teen about alcohol, how to host a
teen party, how to help your child resist peer pressure to drink,
warnings signs of a drinking problem, and an action checklist.
- Alcohol - Frequently
Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Read about drinking levels, excessive alcohol use, drinking problems,
Injury & Accident Prevention
- Injury, Violence
& Safety (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Read about preventing injury and violence, how to stay safe at home,
school and work, safety on-the-go, and safety at play.
- Safety &
Prevention (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,
Explore an alphabetical list of workplace safety topics with links
leading to in-depth information.
Many vaccines are routinely recommended for most people, including
polio, mumps, measles, rubella, and tetanus vaccines. Other vaccines are
recommended for people based on their age, health, or specific
Learn which tests you need to monitor your health. Get a checklist to
take with you to your next healthcare practitioner visit.
The Environment and Your Health
Stay aware of where you are and exposure to disease or injury. Learn
about safety and prevention in your workplace, home, and other places.
- Environmental Health
(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Extensive list of links for health issues in your surroundings.
- Environmenal Health and
Education (The National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences, National Institutes of Health)
Learn about the effects of the environment on human health and find
information on specific environmental health topics.
- Bisphenol A
General information for parents.
Substances Portal (Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease
Get information on over 150 toxic substances and see how they affect
- Public Health
Assessments (Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry)
Find reports on contaminants in your area.
- Human Health
(Environmental Protection Agency)
Learn about water, fish, wildlife and swimming advisories,
children’s health and school environments, exposure to pollutants,
pesticides on food, risk assessment, health effects of chemicals,
occupational health, sun protection, and toxicity assessments.