Fitness & Nutrition

Take charge of your health by eating better and being more physically active. Even small changes will help you look and feel your best! Poor eating habits and too little physical activity can lead to overweight and related health problems.

If you do not see a topic of interest to you, please try the A to Z listing of health conditions.

recommended reading
These articles provide in-depth information and are written to help you make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones.
Healthy Weight

decision points
When dealing with an illness or health problem, you have to make decisions—when to call a doctor, which test to have, and what treatment to use. Decision Points are designed to help you learn about your choices and options, and to prepare you to work with your healthcare provider to make the best decision for your care.
Should I have surgery to treat obesity?
Should I use prescription medications to treat obesity?
tests & procedures

Your doctor may recommend screening or diagnostic tests to evaluate your condition. To learn more about these tests and diagnostic procedures use the section of this site called Medical Tests A to Z.

Mental Health Problems and Mind-Body Wellness
Stress Management
medication center
medication assistance

This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

Medications A-Z

If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

5 A Day for Better Health
American College of Sports Medicine
American Dietetic Association
Food and Nutrition Information Center—Consumer Corner
Harvard School of Public Health—The Nutrition Source
MEDLINEplus—Exercise and Physical Fitness
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Weight-Control Information Network
Women’s Sports Foundation

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.

Learn more about surfing the web:

La buena condición física - [Fitness]
La relación entre la mente y el cuerpo - [The Mind-Body Connection]
Nutrición - [Nutrition]
Un peso saludable - [Healthy Weight]

Last modified on: 30 June 2015

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