Tools for Weight Management

Want to learn more about your health? Explore interactive tools and in-depth articles on hundreds of topics. Click here for helpful articles under the headings of Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Management, General Health, Diabetes, Obesity and much more.

Physical activity:
Did you know that children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (one hour) or more of physical activity each day? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, adults need 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity and muscle strengthening activities at least two times per week. Click here to learn more about physical activity guidelines and fun activities that you can do individually or with your family to lose weight and achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Making smart food choices is not easy in today's fast-food driven world. However, healthy diets help both children and adults work more productively and feel their best. Eating well plays a major role in preventing chronic diseases. It is important to stick to the basics and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, avoid fats, added sugars, and salt and eat in moderation. Click here to learn more about nutrition guidelines and healthy recipes and tools that you can use today to make smart food choices.

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