Nutrition and Exercise

Focus on eating right and staying fit as part of your overall health care strategy.

Nutrition

Find out how changing your diet can help if you have:

  • Heart disease,
  • Diabetes,
  • Cancer, or
  • High blood pressure.

Log in to the Healthy Lifestyles Program, click on the “Explore Health” tab, then choose the “Articles” link. You’ll be taken to the Library page, where you can click on the “Improving Nutrition” link to bring up a list of topics.

Explore these healthy-eating tips and tools:

  • Find out how many calories you burn in a day.
  • Learn some quick and healthy eating tips.
  • Learn your ideal weight.
  • See how to get started with a weight-loss program.
  • Learn your vitamin ABCs.

Information is also available through the Employee Assistance Program. Click on the “Nutrition & Fitness Center” link in the Life Stages Center section.

Exercise

Exercise is the key to long-term health. Check out these tips for staying active and healthy:

  • Get started with an exercise program.
  • Design a fitness plan to keep you on track.
  • Learn the value of including weight training in your exercise routine.
  • Walk your way to fitness.
  • Stay motivated.

Log in to the Healthy Lifestyles Program, click on the “Explore Health” tab, then choose the “Articles” link. You’ll be taken to the Library page, where you can click on the “General Health” link and then “Getting Active.”

Information is also available through the Employee Assistance Program. Click on the “Nutrition & Fitness Center” link in the Life Stages Center section.

Did You Know?

  • An estimated 64% of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more.
  • The percentage of children and adolescents who are defined as overweight has more than doubled since the early 1970s, with about 15% of children and adolescents now being overweight.