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February Heart Month: First Steps to a Healthier You

January 21, 2012

These Nutrition and Fitness Tips, Web-based Tools and
Helpful Links can Get You on the Road to Better Health


Heywood Health & Wellness Resources 

Health Calculators and Assessments

Find out your ideal weight or even how many calories you need by using our interactive


Healthy Living Calculators: Ideal Body Weight, Body Mass Index, Waist-to-hip Ration, Basal Metabolism, Calorie/Energy Needs, Target Heart Rate, Activity Calculator, Calories Burned, Exercise Guide,


Health Risk Assessors

Know your health risk for conditions including Heart Disease, Stroke Risk, Diabetes, Emotional Health, Fitness Assessment, and Stress Style.


Diet Center

Provides you with all the information you need on diets and healthful eating from therapuetic hospital-prescribed diets to popular diets and healthy eating tips.


Fitness Center

Provides you with information on exercise, guidelines for healthy exercise and the best ways to just get started.


Food and Nutrition Information

Find out about food and nutrition topics, vitamins and supplements and weight loss options.


Heart-healthy Diet

Lower your sodium, fat and cholesterol to reduce your weight and your risk for cardiovascular disease



Find healthy recipes from A-Z in this delicious recipe database. From No-Guilt Guacamole to Bluberry-filled Dutch Pancakes and Dijon-herb Grilled Salmon, you’ll find healthy recipes to keep you on the road to weight loss success.


Heywood Calendar

Visit Often for a Variety of Healthy Community Education Programs


Quit to Win

The Quit to Win smoking cessation program provides proven advice and compassionate support that can help you become tobacco free. Join our weekly Wednesday meetings from 7pm - 8pm in the Hospital Aid Conference Room at Heywood Hospital. 


Bariatric Surgery Patient Support Group

For those who have had Bariatric Surgery and those who are considering it, including Gastric Bypass and Adjustable Gastric Banding for weight loss. No registration needed-just come and join in! The meeting is held on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Heywood Hospital in the Volney Howe Conference Room.  


Other Health and Wellness Resources

From the healthful Tip of the Day to Weight Management & Calories and Physical Activity, the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants you to get healthy.


American Heart Association – Getting Healthy

The Getting Healthy section of the American Heart Association web site has information on nutrition and physical activity, as well as weight loss, stress management and smoking cessation.


The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics –

Realize the importance of good food choices for health.


The President’s Council on Fitness

Fitness, sports and nutrition information. Physical activity facts and links to physical activity and healthy nutrition guidelines.


Let’s Move

America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids



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