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Tips from the X-Weighted Fitness Team
Use the scientifically credible help that’s already out there to help you come up with healthy meals and exercise plans—for free! The following links have Canadian and American food guides, Body Mass Index charts, recipes, exercise plans, and much more. From the experts at X-Weighted.
Health Canada: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Canada’s Food Guide: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/fg_rainbow-arc_en_ciel_ga_e.html
Canada’s Food Guide for school children: www.nms.on.ca/Elementary/canada.htm
Canadian Association of Dieticians and its Virtual Kitchen: http://www.dieticians.ca
Heart and Stroke Foundation’s nutrition information: http://www.healthcheck.org
American Dietetic Association (contains U.S. Food Pyramid, updated in 2005): www.eatright.org
Canadian Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.ca
Shape Up America: http://www.shapeup.org
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute: www.cflri.ca
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
U.S. National Institutes of Health (weight loss and dieting site that contains interactive menu planner): http://health.nih.gov/result.asp/725/29
University of Alberta’s health information site (contains articles on how to eat well while buying inexpensive foods): www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/healthinfo/nav03.cfm?nav03=27631&nav02=27625&nav01=27614
To see the calorie counts on fast foods: http://www.cspinet.org/new/200208211.html (U.S. Center of Science in Public Interest)
For the National Weight Control Registry, the largest collection of weight loss success stories in the world (90 per cent of these people tried several times to get fit): http://www.nwcr.ws
For more information on how increased fibre can decrease your risk for heart disease, colon cancer, and high blood pressure, check out these non-profit sites:
For up-to-date and comprehensive news articles about fitness and health:
www.macular.org/news/meeifood.html: Cutting snack-food fats improves our chances for avoiding macular degeneration, the leading cause of irreversible blindness.
www.canadian-health-network.ca: A bilingual stockpile of current articles on all aspects of health, sponsored by all of Canada’s major health organizations.
www.medbroadcast.com: A magazine-style compendium of health articles updated frequently, written by Canadian medical professionals.
www.healthandage.com: Health articles from around the world written by medical professionals. Sponsored by the Web-based Health Education Foundation (WHEF), an independent non-profit organization, created by the Novartis Foundation for Gerontology.
http://http://www.hon.ch: Health on the Net Foundation, a non-governmental agency based in Switzerland, compiling news stories from around the world with scores of active, archived links.
Written by: the X-Weighted Fitness Team