Health Fitness Articles

Health Fitness Articles is where you find the most informative articles about weight loss, physical fitness and health.

Culled from vast review of articles online about each subject, here are some articles that I have found interesting and that may help you as well in your effort to maintain good health. I have included comments of what I thought of these articles and which I think are especially beneficial and why.


Weight Loss

Healthy Weight - It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle!

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About balancing calories, preventing weight gain, losing weight, healthy eating, physical activity, and get tips for parents to help prevent childhood obesity.

Essential Information You Need For Any Weight Loss Program...a useful Calorie Chart!

The initial stage of weight loss, aside from knowing your weight, is knowing how many calories you eat daily. It’s necessary to have this information available for daily charting. My objective was to find you a good calorie chart for accurate and easy use.

American Dietetic Association

The World’s Largest Organization of food and nutrition professionals. You can’t get better nutrition information anywhere. Especially interesting, see Public Information, the Public Information Center and the Nutrition for Life, Healthy Weight or other pages In This Section. You can spend a lot of time in this site and gain lots of basic, good news and information to use for your diet and nutrition life plan.

See Disease Management and Prevention on In This Section on the Public Information page.

What are Weight Loss and Obesity?

From the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institute of Health. Learn about causes, risks, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention and see Links for more helpful information.

Aim for a Healthy Weight

From the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. See Key Recommendation, Assessing Your Risk and Controlling Your Weight, for more good information and guidelines.

Calculate Your BMI

From the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and see the other links and information on this page.

Healthy Fiber Foods

This is a site I believe you will find to be both interesting and helpful. It provides essential nutrition information that everyone needs to be aware of... with success tips to reclaim a healthy body using fiber foods to nourish good health and repair oxidation, inflammation and disease. This website exams diet and nutrition plans to associate food choices with health benefits, and to identify self-help choices to improve health, energy, and happiness.

Body Mass Index Calculator Quick and Easy Essential Weight-Loss Program Information

BMI is calculated from our weight and height, and it provides a reliable indicator of the percentage of body fat compared to lean muscle. It is used to screen for weight categories. This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI weight status category.

Thinner Thighs In Thirty Days!

This article will tell you how to achieve this often desirable goal.


Physical Fitness

No matter who says it, exercise is mandatory for better health and is a huge contributor to not only better health but a happier life. These sites make suggestions for guidelines to exercise, how to exercise, initiating an exercise program and other topical headings.

All these websites have the same message - the benefits of exercise are immeasurable and undeniably important.

Start today! Exercise with a friend, walk or run with your dog or start a program by yourself! After you do you will feel the difference of what moving and breathing does for your psyche. Your body will be happier too. Your physical fitness will improve. And it will prevent disease!

There really isn’t any reason not to exercise and the sooner you begin, the happier you will be.

The websites in Health Fitness Articles below will absolutely assist you in determining which exercises are best for you, the reasons why, guide you through a chosen program and assist you in making any decision regarding your exercise program.

Adult Fitness Test

This site is really neat I think - You will certainly be interested in the description of fitness and whether you are, or not, then how to become fit. It is definitely one of the best sites I have seen to offer good information and inspiration toward getting fit.

As far as I am concerned this is the best site on Fitness and all information related to it such as exercise and diet. See this site:

Exercise & Fitness from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

"Your Online Source for Credible Health Information". The site contains Essential Guidelines for Physical Activity according to age group.

See the Physical Activity for Everyone Physical Activity contents:

Adding Physical Activity to Your Life

Measuring Physical Activity Intensity and especially...

Physical Activity and Health.

Super great sites! They are a "Must See"

Diet and Exercise for Health

You will find information on Diet and exercise plus education that can help you become and stay healthy. The site author advises: "Don't live your life so that medical professionals and drugs are needed to fix you once you're broken." Exercise and Physical Fitness

By the US Department of Health and Human Services. Their tag line is “Live well. Learn How”. This site refers you to 5 great articles, among them: •Get Moving Calculator-Exercise/Calories Burned •MyPyramid Tracker - Assess Your Food Intake and Physical Activity and •Physical Activity Selector – all unique and great “finds” for fitness information.

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity

List of Resources. Wow. What I thought was just another website really is wonderfully different and unique. It offers many varied and great exercise guidelines and plans.

Physical Activity Fact Sheets for 14 unique activity exercise programs

Suggested by The American Heart Association to the League of American Bicyclists to the American Cancer Society, and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. They all offer expert guidelines and exercise plans. Amazing!

Exercise and Physical Fitness

I found this page from Medline (NIH) entertaining as well as essentially informative.

Reference links on the page above include a link to a great Booklet “Be Active – Your Way”

A must see, must read. The booklet is from the HHS and it is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It’s a great guide.


Briody Fitness & Health
  • This Personal Fitness Training site was created to provide a content rich resource to those dedicated to excellence in athletic training, strength development, overall fitness and health.
  • Personalized training from youth to adult.
  • Weight management to sports specific training
  • Weekly fitness tips!

On the Medline NIH site above, you can go into all the topic heading pages, they are chocked full of useful information for your exercise and fitness guidelines and inspiration.

Farther down the NIH site, they give many references to great, great sites on the topic of Physical Fitness and Exercise. I strongly urge you to go through them and open the sites, if not all of them, the ones that capture your interest. I am going to refer you to a specific few of these sites just in case you don’t open them yourself. These sites are going to benefit your basic knowledge and hopefully inspire you further to do the very best for yourself that you can.

Fitness Fundamentals: Guidelines for Personal Exercise Programs from The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The article is basic, essential, important. Absolutely a must see!

More News on Exercise and Physical Fitness. This site is the Mother Lode of Exercise News.

Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Must see.

Aerobic exercise: Top 10 reasons to get physical If this article by the Mayo Clinic doesn’t make you hop out of your chair and start exercising, nothing will!

I have read about core muscle workouts lately, they are in the news because of the famous people who do core muscle workouts and special training. Core muscles are the muscles around “your trunk and pelvis”. According to Wikipedia, "The major muscles of the core reside in the area of the belly and the mid and lower back (not the shoulders), and peripherally include the hips, the shoulders and the neck."

Based on this, I can tell you a strong stomach is a sure way to alleviate and eliminate a bad lower back, according to the doctor I saw at a major orthopedic health clinic in LA, who prescribed me stomach exercises and aerobic exercises that strengthened my stomach muscles and eliminated my very bad chronic back problems.

Core exercises: 7 reasons to strengthen your core muscles Read this article to learn more.

Here’s their slide presentation on Core Muscles and how to exercise them. The Mayo Clinic provides a super great website that has interactive slide shows and videos on all kinds of exercises. See also their See Also Exercise topics, they are really great. I could spend all day in these sites, and the Mayo Clinic offers a lot of great information.

Strengthening/Core Strengthening Your Back. Speaking of backs, see this from the North American Spine Society. I can only tell you that it’s been 20 years since I laid in bed for a week at a time from debilitating back pain. If these exercises can help you, they are worth the time to get into doing them.


Three forms of improving your physical fitness are strength training, stretching and walking. They are all great, easy and essential means to dramatically improve your fitness and the way you feel. There are good sites for all three, see if you can find inspiration from them:

Strength training: Get stronger, leaner and healthier by the Mayo Clinic;

Stretching: Focus on flexibility also by the Mayo Clinic, and last -

Walking: A Step in the Right Direction, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Looking for some Free Fitness Nutrition Facts?

Get Valuable information on various fitness nutrition data regarding calories, proteins and carbohydrates found in food. Plus,a guide through a comprehensive comparison of the various body building supplements on the market.

Life's secrets of health are eclectic; and so is this site. You'll find a lot of information, some opinion, a little philosophy, some how-to's, maybe some advice here and there, and, hopefully, some humor; all around a lot of subjects, but that we feel are still related in the whole scheme of things.

NIH site. Please, please, see the articles and sites referred to in the Related Issues section of this NIH site. You will find valuable, beneficial information on:

• Being Active at Any Size (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Aerobic Exercise: How to Warm Up and Cool Down(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Battling Boredom in Your Workout(American Osteopathic Association)

Exercise and Cold Weather: Stay Motivated

• Fit and Safe(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Exercise for Your Bone Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)

• Exercise: When to Check with Your Doctor First(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

• Fitness Programs: 10 Tips for Staying Motivated(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

• Fitting in Fitness: Finding Time for Physical Activity(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

• Hot-Weather Exercise: How to Keep Cool(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

• Physical Activity and Weight Control (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Traveling for Business? Work in a Workout(Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) and

Walking Shoes: Features and Fit That Keep You Moving (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research),

among many others!

That wraps it up for Fitness and Exercise, and Health Fitness Articles. If it is nearly as informative and exciting gaining information by reading the sites I have suggested as it has been reading them myself, I hope you will find the inspiration you need to get you going and fit and keep you fit.

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