Resources

Health & Nutrition Resources

Visit the sites below to learn helpful information related to health and nutrition:

Body Mass Index Calculator
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Calorie King
NutritionData
Eat Right

Exercise Resources

Exercise is a vital part of any weight management plan. Read up on the news and latest trends on these sites:

American College of Sports Medicine
American Council on Exercise
Shape Up America

Exercise Tips

Exercise is critical to assisting you in managing your weight. Adjusting your diet will help you achieve your weight goals, but we at Alaska Premier Health believe that there must be a lifestyle change for the weight loss to be permanent. Here are some tips for getting started on the road to a healthier way of life:

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  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Go for a walk during your coffee break or lunch
  • Do housework at a fast pace
  • Work in the garden, shovel snow, or do other yard work
  • Do sit-ups while watching TV
  • Practice good posture
  • Carry groceries instead of using a shopping cart

 

Why should I be active?

  • It helps you live longer
  • It protects you from and/or helps you manage: Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke, High Blood Pressure, Osteoporosis, and Osteoarthritis
  • It improves your self-image
  • It lowers stress
  • It boosts your mood
  • It gives you more energy
  • It helps you move with more grace and confidence
  • It helps you fall asleep at night and sleep well
  • It increases your strength

 

Being active can be fun!