Balanced Lifestyle


Balanced Lifestyle

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't just about eating healthy. This section is devoted to physical activity, exercise, and weight management tools and tips.


MyPlate icon MyPlate SuperTracker

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Looking for a way to track your nutritional intake? The MyPlate SuperTracker is a free online tool that lets you record and track your diet, and provides information on diet quality and areas for improvement. It can also help you assess your physical activity!


Physical Activity Guidelines image Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, this guide can help you fit physical activity into your life for your schedule.


BMI calculator graphic Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator and Table

NIH. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

What is BMI? What is your BMI? Find out answers to both of these questions, along with information on how your BMI relates to your overall health.


President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports logo Fitness.gov

DHHS. President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Provides information about the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Includes links to current PCPFS news as well as council and other federal health publications.


NIDDK WIN logo Weight-control Information Network

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

This site provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and even Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.