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Eat smart, exercise regularly, and get routine health screenings. Be an active participant in managing your health. Start leading a healthy lifestyle.

Exercise & Fitness

  • Physical Activity for Everyone (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Find physical activity guidelines for children, adults, and seniors. Learn how to add exercise to your life. Learn how to measure the intensity of your workout. View videos. Then get started!
  • Exercise and Physical Fitness | En Español (MedlinePlus®)
    Get the basics, health check tools, tutorials, the latest news and more.
  • Exercise for Older Adults (National Institutes of Health)
    Put safety first before beginning an exercise routine. Read how to do strength, balance, stretching and endurance exercises.

Diet, Nutrition & Eating Right

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans (U.S. Department of Agriculture & HHS)
    Get advice on how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases (2 years to adult).
  • (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
    Learn about the five food groups that are the building blocks for a health diet. Learn more about building a healthy plate.
  • Eat Healthy
    Learn the basics, the benefits, and take action.
  • (U.S. Department of Agriculture & HHS)
    Find easy-to-read information on food and nutrition.

Healthy Lifestyle

Weight Loss & Obesity

Smoking & Tobacco

  • BeTobaccoFree Find accurate and comprehensive information from federal agencies on the health effects of smoking, quitting, tobacco facts, new prevention campaigns, and more. 

Drinking and Alcohol

  • Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child about Alcohol (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
    Get tips on talking to your child or teen about alcohol, how to host a teen party, how to help your child resist peer pressure to drink, warnings signs of a drinking problem, and an action checklist.
  • Alcohol - Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Read about drinking levels, excessive alcohol use, drinking problems, and more.

Injury & Accident Prevention

  • Injury, Violence & Safety (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Read about preventing injury and violence, how to stay safe at home, school and work, safety on-the-go, and safety at play.
  • Safety & Prevention (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC)
    Explore an alphabetical list of workplace safety topics with links leading to in-depth information.


  • Get information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Find resources from federal agencies for the general public and their communities about vaccines across the lifespan. 
  • Traveler's Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Get information on the shots/vaccines, medications, and other measures to prevent illness and injury during international travel (search by country name). 
  • National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) (Health Resources and Services Administration)
    Ensures an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilizes vaccine costs, and provides a forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines.

Health Screenings



The Environment and Your Health

  • Environmental Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Extensive list of links for health issues in your surroundings.
  • Environmental Health and Education (The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health)
    Learn about the effects of the environment on human health and find information on specific environmental health topics.
  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
    General information for parents.
  • Toxic Substances Portal (Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry)
    Get information on over 150 toxic substances and see how they affect our health.
  • Public Health Assessments (Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry)
    Find reports on contaminants in your area.
  • Human Health (Environmental Protection Agency)
    Learn about water, fish, wildlife and swimming advisories, children’s health and school environments, exposure to pollutants, pesticides on food, risk assessment, health effects of chemicals, occupational health, sun protection, and toxicity assessments.

Content last reviewed on February 26, 2015