Healthy Living Websites

Relaxation, Exercise, Attitude, Diet, Medical

Highest rated sites =

  • www.epc-health.org – Log in to access the Greene ESC wellness site.  Various resources to help you manage health conditions through a Care Manager and Information Center.  Take the on-line Wellness Assessment.  Work  with a wellness coach to set goals and monitor your progress.  Watch interactive video on Healthy Living topics  or Diseases and Conditions.   Investigate medical conditions, terms, surgical procedures, and medications.  Learn about Food and Nutrition or Fitness and Exercise.  Start a six-week program on various wellness topics.  Excellent resource.  [R, E, A, D, Medical] 

  • www.startwalkingnow.org - American Heart Association – Good resource to help you start a walking program and track your distance.  [R, E]

  • www.PresidentsChallenge.org - Do you ever wonder just how fit you really are? The President’s Challenge Adult Fitness Test can tell you!  Think of it as a grown-up version of our Physical Fitness Test. You’ll complete testing activities, enter your data online, and receive an evaluation.  The site then supports you as you create and follow your fitness plan.  [E]

  • www.metroparks.org - Get out and bike, hike, fish, skate, garden, photograph, climb, horse-ride, paddle, float, picnic, learn,  and more! These are your parks.  Activities year-round. [R, E ]

  • Zombiefit.orghave fun with training for functional fitness.  [E, A]

  • www.nianow.com/homeNia is a sensory-based movement program that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music.  Nia draws from disciplines of the martial arts, yoga, and dance.  Lots of fun and high energy!  [E, D]

  • www.mindtools.com/smpage.html - This site helps you deal with job-related stress.  Provides info on relaxation, meditation, career coaching. [R, A]

  • www.studygs.net/listening.htm - Improve communication through active listening [A]

  • www.cnvc.org - Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence—the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart.  NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviors taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs. People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution.  [A]

  • Darynkagan.com - an inspirational online community that features a daily Web cast of stories that, “Show the World What is Possible.”  [A]

  • www.sparkamerica.com - SparkAmerica is a national campaign to help people get more exercise, eat healthier foods, and enjoy active, healthy lives. Join SparkAmerica for free to earn points by tracking your fitness minutes and other healthy activities, and win prizes!  [E, D]

  • www.mypyramid.gov -  MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan/assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. [D]

  • www.eatbetteramerica.com - Register free for delicious healthified recipes and coupons delivered directly to your inbox. [D]

  • www.americanheart.org - American Heart Association provides general information about health, nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, and smoking cessation.  [R, E, A, D, Medical]

  • www.diabetes.org - Diabetes basics, treatment, diet, fitness tips, and news/research;   [E, D, Medical]

  • www.webmd.com - in-depth information about health conditions, treatment options, medications, nutrition, mental health, and pet health!  [E, A, D, Medical]

  • www.drmirkin.com - A personal collection of exercise tips, nutrition advice and timely information for making good decisions about your health care.  Subscribe to the free e-Zine to receive latest research and reports on fitness, health and nutrition, and take charge of your healthful lifestyle!  [E, A, D]

  • www.mayoclinic.com - More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health.  [R, E, D, Medical]

  • www.livestrong.com - Tools and inspiration for taking charge of your health.  It works for Lance! [R, E, A, D]

  • www.youngernextyear.com - The authors and readers of Younger Next Year educate and support others with research, recommendations, and encouragement to prolong vitality, strength, and joyful living.  Excellent book educates you to actively overcome negative impacts of aging.  Highly recommended.  Separate books for men and women.  [R, E, A, D] 

  • www.yogabasics.com/learn/yoga-101-an-introduction - Help you make sense of history and types of yoga. [R, E, A, D]