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Hot Links: 5 websites for a healthier lifestyle

Grace Bueckendorf, Editor in Chief

Whether you are simply getting ready for the summer, or trying to turn a complete 180 on your eating and exercise habits, we could all use a little advice and help when turning towards a healthier lifestyle.  Look no further; lhsimage.com selects five websites meant to direct you away from the couch and towards a healthier you.

1) http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/
Healthy Kids is geared towards the younger generation, and offers nutritional information, creative ways to get exercise and healthy recipes.

2) http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/GettingHealthy_UCM_001078_SubHomePage.jsp
The American Heart Association devotes its time and effort to preventing heart disease, which is mainly caused by a sedentary lifestyle.  To combat this illness, their Getting Healthy webpage assists users in weight loss, physical activity and eating healthily.

3) http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/MY00431
Mayo Clinic offers information on artificial sweeteners, how to get enough dietary fiber, and how to fit in enough exercise.

4) http://www.sju.edu/int/resources/humanresources/pdf/HealthyLifestyles
This pamphlet is provided by the Independent Blue Cross, and offers information ranging from nutrition to exercise, etc, and is definitely a useful tool in changing your lifestyle.

5) http://demo.hosa.org/sites/default/files/HL12r.pdf
Not only does this pamphlet offer information on healthy lifestyles and how to maintain them, it also gives important information on the risks of maintaining an unhealthy lifestyle.  It’s enough to scare anyone into going to the gym.

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