Resources for living well
This publication will help you find out what your cholesterol numbers mean and what treatment your doctor may prescribe to help lower your cholesterol level. It includes a tool to estimate the risk for having a heart attack and outlines ways to reduce your risk.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
This guide shows you how to incorporate regular physical activity into your daily life, with encouraging tips and suggested goals for getting started.
This website for kids tells you cool stuff about how your body works, how eating right helps you play better and feel good, and how staying active is lots of fun! En español
Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program that works to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental changes.
Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
This initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, aims to eliminate childhood obesity and create a healthy start for children by empowering parents and caregivers, increasing physical activity, providing healthy food in schools, and improving access to healthy, affordable food in every part of the country.
This interactive learning program helps you plan a healthful diet using nutrition labels while managing calorie intake.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
This curriculum for an after-school health promotion program is designed to teach young people ages 11 to 13 about the complex media world around them and how it can affect their health—especially in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
This tip sheet provides helpful ways to lower the risk of high blood pressure through physical activity.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Insitute (NHLBI)
This national weight management program is designed to help veterans lose weight, keep it off, and improve their health. The materials available on this website can also be used to help non-VA patients manage their weight. En español
U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA)
These three worksheets for young women can help you figure out which types of exercise you'll enjoy most and how to get started, stay motivated, and free up time for fitness.
Center for Young Women's Health at Children's Hospital Boston
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