Meeting your Recommended Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical activity is an integral part of our daily lives.  It helps in the prevention of chronic disease, can assist in strengthening our bones and heart, and even has mental health benefits. Unfortunately, most people do not meet the recommended physical activity guidelines.  According to the health.gov web site, for...

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How to Stay Active This Summer

Do you find your activity level changes with the seasons? Exercise is an important part of weight management and overall health and it’s imperative to maintain an exercise routine year round. Summer heat can be particularly challenging for outdoor exercise. And while you can certainly exercise indoors, most of us...

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Exercise: It’s Medicine and Fun, Too

May is Exercise is Medicine Month, an annual initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine to create awareness of the important role physical activity plays in promoting health and preventing disease. Research finds that exercise helps reduce risk of several chronic conditions including diabetes, cancer, heart disease and obesity....

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Exercising Without Overeating

The time for New Year’s resolutions is drawing near and you may be considering starting a workout routine. Good choice. Regular exercise has a host of benefits including better cardiovascular health, lowered blood glucose levels, mood elevation, and improved muscle strength and endurance. Some say that exercise also helps curb...

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3 Ways to Manage Food and Fitness this...

The difference between good intentions and success frequently comes down to having a plan. With the hectic holidays fast approaching, it’s a smart idea to marry your good intentions to eat well and exercise with a solid plan. Try these three ideas. Stick to a Schedule As much as possible,...

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Let’s Get Physical

Tips for Setting Fitness Goals Work, friends, family. How does anyone find time to exercise? You know you should, but getting motivated can be a problem. However, it's important to find some way to incorporate activity into your busy lifestyle. Researchers have found that moderate daily exercise may reduce your...

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If you've lost a significant amount of weight, increased your exercise or made any significant changes in your lifestyle in regard to eating and exercise, it's time to modify your plan. Simply use the Diet Assessment Calorie Calculator tool to help you find the appropriate calorie level based on the changes you've made in your lifestyle.


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Did you take the stairs to work this morning or play tennis yesterday afternoon? Physical activity (no matter how big or small) burns calories and this calculator tells you that calorie amount. Check out your favorite activity and you may be pleasantly surprised!


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Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the most accurate ways to determine when extra pounds translate into health risks. Use the BMI Calculator to figure your BMI.


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Powered by the USDA National Nutrient Database, the Food Calorie Calculator allows you to choose from thousands of foods and brands, and see nutrition facts such as calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fiber and sugar.


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