Prevention & Wellness

Of the leading causes of death in the United States, many can be prevented and treated successfully if found early enough. The likelihood of contracting heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues can be directly impacted by the choices we make every day.

 

Let us introduce you to the healthy lifestyle habits that can positively affect your health and wellness for years to come. A good place to start: Try reducing your stress levels, adopting stress-management techniques, and focusing on your emotional wellness.

Exercise & Fitness

Get the latest physical activity guidelines, exercises for seniors, and more on physical fitness.

 

  • Physical 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!

  • Exercise and Physical Fitness | En Español (MedlinePlus®)Get the basics, health check tools, tutorials, the latest news and more.

  • 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.

Healthy Lifestyle

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

  • What are Overweight and Obesity?en español (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH) Learn about causes, risks, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

  • Healthy 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

  • BeTobaccoFree Find accurate and comprehensive information from federal agencies on the health effects of smoking, quitting, tobacco facts, new prevention campaigns, and more. 

Drinking and Alcohol

  • Make 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, and more.

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, CDC)

  • Explore an alphabetical list of workplace safety topics with links leading to in-depth information.

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.

  • Environmental 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 (BPA)

General information for parents.

  • Toxic Substances Portal (Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry)

  • Get information on over 150 toxic substances and see how they affect our health.

  • 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.

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.

 

  • Dietary 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.

  • Eat HealthyLearn the basics, the benefits, and take action.

  • Nutrition.gov (U.S. Department of Agriculture & HHS)Find easy-to-read information on food and nutrition.