Online Resources

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Blood Pressure

Understanding blood pressure readings
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp

If you know your current blood pressure, estimate your health risk from high blood pressure.
http://www.heart.org/beatyourrisk/en_US/hbpRiskCalc.html

Tips for controlling high blood pressure
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-20046974

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm

Fitness Age Survey

The fitness age survey allows a prediction of VO2 max by using waist circumference; resting heart rate; frequency and intensity of exercise; age; and sex.  Take the survey to determine your fitness age.
http://www.ntnu.edu/cerg/vo2max

Physical Activity

The Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) provides science-based guidance for individuals age 6 and older to improve their health through physical activity.
http://www.health.gov/PAGuidelines/

How much physical activity do you need?
http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/

How do I calculate my target heart rate?
To maximize the benefit of cardiovascular activity when you exercise you should exercise in your target heart rate zone.  To find out your target heart rate zone go the website below.
http://www.wikihow.com/Calculate-Your-Target-Heart-Rate

Everyday Physical Activity Tips

Here are some tips for incorporating physical activity into your everyday life
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/get-active/getting-active.htm

Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles to Physical ActivityMore often than not individuals struggle with getting started with an exercise program.  Here are some tips for overcoming barriers that may be applicable to you lifestyle.
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/physical_activity/getting_started.html

Nutrition

What is a healthy diet?
If you are looking to improve your diet a healthy diet is about consuming fewer calories, making good food choices and being physically active.  Check out the following link for dietary guidelines for a healthy diet.
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/dietary-guidelines.html

Why is weight management important?
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/weight-management-calories/weight-management.html

My Plate
This interactive website provides many resources related to diet and nutrition including a tip of the day, recipes, counting calories, reading labels and many more.
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Super Tracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity. Find out what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling.
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/supertracker-tools/supertracker.html



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