Healthy Weld 2020

Tools for Healthy Habits

Healthy Eating

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The Plate Method:  An easy way to make sure you are eating the right amount of food.

Controlling Fat in Your Diet: Explore information and tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fruits & Veggies: The Produce for Better Health Foundation offers fruit and vegetable recipes, cooking tips and ways to get kids involved in healthy eating habits.

Healthy Dining: Visit this clearinghouse of nutritional information to find some of the healthier options at area restaurants.

Protein: Explore information and tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Supermarket Healthy Foods Shopping Guide: Use this guide while shopping for healthy options in most major supermarkets.

Vitamins and Minerals: Explore information and tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Water: Explore information and tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help determine your daily fluid needs.

Exercise

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Adult Fitness Test: Want to know just how fit you are? Take the President's Challenge adult fitness test which measures fitness, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and body composition.

How Much Exercise Do You Need? Explore information and tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Map My Run:Wonder how many miles you walked, ran or jogged from one point to another? Map My Run figures out the miles you walked, ran or jogged by simply typing in your location, such as an address, from where you start and end.

My Physical Activity Tracker:This tool is part of the CDC Steps to a Healthier You campaign to help keep track of your daily goals and physical activities.

President's Challenge: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services presents the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the President's Challenge, an adult fitness test, links to resources of other government agencies, and articles on popular fitness topics.

Personal and Family Health

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Alcohol Calorie Calculator: Explore information from the National Institutes of Health.

Calorie Counter: How many calories do you need to eat to maintain your current weight? This tool from the American Cancer Society will give you an estimate.

Calories Burned: Find the calories burned in a workout or daily activity with this tool from the American Cancer Society. Numbers are estimated for a 150 lb. person, and will vary depending on weight, body composition, and level of intensity.

Family Health History: Information you provide in this tool from the U.S. Surgeon General creates a drawing of your family tree and a chart of your family health history. Both the chart and the drawing can be printed and shared with your family members or your health-care professional.

High Blood Pressure Quiz: Test your knowledge of high blood pressure at the American Heart Association's website.

My Plan to Eat Better and Move More Checklist Take action to help loose your love handles.

Target Heart Rate: Enter your age to find your target heart rate during exercise using this tool from the American Cancer Society. You'll get the most out of your activities by staying within this range of heartbeats per minute.

Children's Health

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Asthma and Kids: Sometimes asthma can take a child's breath away. It also can make it hard to concentrate and do well in school, or even difficult to get a good night of sleep without waking up and coughing. If you've been told your child has asthma, or if your child has trouble breathing when running or playing hard, take this simple Kids' Asthma Check from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Bam! Body and Mind for Kids 9-13: Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Body Mass Index for Kids and Teens: This calculator from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides BMI and the corresponding BMI-for-age percentile on a BMI-for-age growth chart. Use this calculator for children and teens, aged 2 through 19 years old.

Childhood Immunization Schedule: Get the best protection for your child. Make sure your child is immunized on schedule. For a complete list of recommended immunizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just select your child’s birth date.

Healthy Recipes, Games and Activities for Kids: Provided by the Produce for Better Health Foundation.

Stress-O-Meter for Teens and Kids: Stress can be good, but too much stress is definitely bad. Do you feel just enough stress to keep you on your game, or are you totally wigged-out? Are you as tight as a rubber band? A great big ball of nerves? Click through these 8 questions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get your personal stress profile.

Quit Smoking

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Colorado Quit Line: Tips and resources for those who are trying to quit using tobacco, quitting tools, support systems and success stories. Free membership on the site includes a tailored quitting program, nicotine replacement therapy, a support network and free telephone coaching. This site is provided by the State of Colorado's State Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnership.

Tobacco Free Weld County: Tips and resources to help you quit smoking and chewing tobacco or how to support a loved one who's trying to quit. This site also includes information about cessation classes, the effects of tobacco and secondhand smoke and tools for parents and kids to prevent tobacco use.

Contact Information

Leslie Beckstrom, MS, RD
Healthy Eating Active Living Coordinator
Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment
1555 N. 17th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631
email:lbeckstrom@weldgov.com
phone:(970) 304-6470 x2387