Surgeon General’s Report: Sedentary Lifestyle Hazardous to Your...

The Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health has made one thing perfectly clear: a sedentary lifestyle is damaging the health of Americans and bears responsibility for the growing obesity problem in this country. The report's primary message is that Americans can substantially improve their health and quality of life...

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Start Exercising!

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) provides information about safe and effective physical activity. Here are their answers to some frequently asked questions: Will Exercise Help Me Live Longer? Yes. Moderate exercise can help improve digestion and sleep, reduce stress, provide endurance and help manage lower back pain, arthritis and...

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Tips for Setting Your 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 risk of heart disease, cancer,...

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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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