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Here are links to some of our favorite web sites...

Free subscription services that daily cull the scientific and medical literature for the latest studies on diet and fitness, among many other health-related topics. One can search for the latest studies on a particular topic, such as "visceral fat."

Science Daily

Medical News Today

Trusted sources for medical information:

Harvard Health Publications - Subscribe to free articles on a variety of health and fitness subjects or go to the website to search for articles on particular topics; also sells books and pamphlets on health and fitness.

From the US Department of Health & Human Services: health news, online check-ups, links to credible resources and more

The Mayo Clinic - searchable information on a variety of topics

WebMD - searchable information on a variety of topics

Health Calculators and Other Helpful Sites

To calculate your body-mass index ("BMI"), waist-hip ratio, and heart disease risk:

To calculate how many calories you expend walking, go to "weight loss" in the menu bar to find various calculators.

My preferred "healthy eating plate:"

To find walking routes in Kingston - click on the button for Kingston Walks Initiative, a project of the Community Heart Health Coalition of Ulster County, for maps and detailed information about convenient walking opportunities in Kingston. The Coalition also offers free exercise classes using stretch bands for individuals 60 years of age and over.

For priceless insights into the hidden cues that affect our eating patterns, visit the Mindless Eating site.

To "eat like a Cretan," go to the Oldways site for delicious Mediterranean and whole grain recipes.

To see the US Government Fitness Guidelines:

For general nutrition guidelines and for nutrition information on certain foods, visit the US Department of Agriculture site:

Connect to the Cooper Aerobics Center for helpful information on cardiovascular exercise

50 great ways to keep your brain in shape!

Would You Like to Become a Personal Trainer/Wellness Coach/Fitness Design Professional?

Visit the International Sports Sciences Association for information on certification programs.

Visit Dr. Jack Barnathan at New York Strength for workshops and career/business consultations.