America on the Move
Avoiding weight gain is not as difficult as you might think. Start by adding just 2,000 extra steps to your daily routine. Choose wise ways to eat just 100 fewer calories each day. Making incremental changes makes it easier to stick to your plan long-term. Click here for free online tools, personalized programs, community support and fun events from America on the Move.
The Stanford Health & Lifestyle Assessment
The Stanford Health and Lifestyle Assessment is designed to give you an idea how your current lifestyle may be affecting your health and well being. The output reports generated when you complete the assessment outline your personal risk for diseases such as type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and provide you with health behavior targets you can set for yourself to reduce your risk and improve your health. Click here to take the assessment.
The American Heart Association’s MyStart! Online Tool
MyStart! Online is a free tool that can help you make positive lifestyle changes through physical activity and better eating. Track your daily physical activity and dietary intake, and get weekly summaries of your progress. Click the button on the right to get started!
Growing Stronger: Strength Training for Older Adults
If you’re interested in feeling stronger, healthier, and more vital, this program is for you. This strength-training program was developed by experts at Tufts University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you’re not physically active now, Growing Stronger will help you make daily activity a regular part of your life by building the essential strength that makes all movement easier and more enjoyable. Click here to get strong!
What’s your Body Mass Index?
When you step onto the bathroom scale, the number you see doesn’t necessarily tell you how healthy you are. Body Mass Index, or BMI, shows at a glance whether extra pounds translate into health risks. Click here to find out your BMI.
Calculate your Waist-to-Hip Ratio
Your waist-to-hip ratio tells you if you’re pear-shaped (which means that fat builds up on your hips), apple-shaped (fat gravitates to your waist and upper torso), or avocado-shaped (somewhere in between). It’s important to know what shape you have because an avocado- or apple-shaped body can put you at risk of certain weight-related health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Click here to find out your shape!