|Health and Nutrition Links||Stress Management Links|
|Workplace Wellness Links||Getting Fit Links|
Health and Nutrition Links:
- Dietary Guidelines 2014
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides authoritative advice for people two years and older about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases.
- Choose My Plate
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.
- Fruits and Vegetables
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site gives information regarding the benefits of fruits and vegetables as well as tips and recipes to incorporate in your daily life.
- 5 A Day Works
The national 5 A Day for Better Health Program was developed in 1991 by the National Cancer Institute and the Produce for Better Health Foundation. This program works to raise people’s awareness about the need to eat healthy foods, and it supports projects that help people achieve this goal.
- Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)
This updated booklet contains a week’s worth of sample menus and recipes recalculated using 2005 nutrient content data. The "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension" eating plan features plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other foods that are heart healthy and lower in salt/sodium.
Stress Management Links:
- State of Kansas Employees, Health and Wellness Program
The Health and Wellness Program is a special service provided for State of Kansas benefits eligible employees and their dependents at no charge. LIFELINE provides information, short-term counseling, advice, and referrals from licensed professionals who understand the typical stresses we all face day in and day out.
Workplace Wellness Links:
- KSU Occupational Safety (including workplace ergonomics)
Injuries due to improper use of workstations can occur at Kansas State University. The Department of Environmental Health & Safety has trained personnel who can evaluate workstations for proper ergonomic design. For a fee, the staff will make recommendations to requesting departments to correct workstations.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This eTool*, created by the U.S. Department of Labor, illustrates simple, inexpensive principles that will help you create a safe and comfortable computer workstation.
- Cornell University Ergonomics Web
Cornell University Ergonomics Web presents information from research studies and class work by students and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group (CHFERG). CHFERG focuses on ways to enhance usability by improving the ergonomic design of hardware, software, and workplaces, to enhance people's comfort, performance and health
Getting Fit Links:
- Walk Kansas
Launched in January 2011, Everybody walk is a campaign aimed at getting Americans up and moving. Along with our partner network, we are working to spread the message that walking 30 minutes a day, five days a week really can improve your overall health and prevent disease.
- Konza Prairie Hiking Trails
Konza Prairie's hiking trails wind through lowland gallery forest, cross Kings Creek, and climb over ancient limestone ledges into the native tallgrass prairie. Enjoy a moderate walk with occasional steep climbs, uneven footing and narrow pathways. This site has prepared self-guided trail brochures and instructions for bad weather days.
- City of Manhattan: Outdoor Activities
From the great outdoors to spectator sports, you will find something to do in Manhattan. Try an action-packed Wildcat athletic event, participate in amateur sports, or practice your swing on one of the many golf courses in Manhattan. This City of Manhattan website includes information regarding the following activities: golf; hiking & biking; hunting & fishing; K-State athletics; spectator sports and other outdoor activities.
- Physical Activity Fundamentals to Preventing Disease
An Adobe pdf file, prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that states regular physical activity, fitness, and exercise are critically important for the health and well being of people of all ages. Research has demonstrated that virtually all individuals can benefit from regular physical activity, whether they participate in vigorous exercise or some type of moderate health-enhancing physical activity."
- Surgeon General
This report, which is a comprehensive review of the available scientific evidence, is the first report by the Surgeon General on physical activity and health. It is available in its entirety at this site.
- President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is an advisory committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services about physical activity, fitness, and sports in America. This link will take you directly to their publications age.
- Effects of Physical Activity on Health & Disease
This Adobe pdf file examines the relationship of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness to a variety of health problems. The primary focus is on diseases and conditions for which sufficient data exist to evaluate an association with physical activity, the strength of such relationships, and their potential biologic mechanisms.
- K-State Challenge Course
The K-State Challenge Course enhances individual development and teambuilding through experiential learning in a natural environment. A challenge course is an experiential adventure program which offers groups and individuals the opportunity to engage in a series of personal development and team building activities. This site also provides information regarding the benefits, costs, and reservation/cancellation policies.
- State of Kansas' Healthquest
Here you'll find the link to the monthly newsletter provided by the State of Kansas which features information regarding various health issues - from family relationships, to recipes, to safety, to nutrition.
A free online, health website that helps you stay motivated toward good health. Users can sign up to receive a daily e-mail with useful information. SparkPeople's mission is simple: to help millions of people live healthier lives and reach their goals.
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Wellness
This website provides some good tools for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Take a health assesment questionnaire and find information regarding diseases and conditions or take advantage of the health encyclopedia.
- Recreational Services at K-State
Explore options for using the K-State Rec Complex and Natatorium, plus programs, equipment, group fitness sessions, personal trainers, intramural events, Outdoor Rental Center, and the K-State Challenge Course!
- What Are Friends For?
The New York Times article examines the power of friendships and the effects they have on our lives. In the quest for better health, many people turn to doctors, self-help books or herbal supplements. But they overlook a powerful weapon that could help them fight illness and depression, speed recovery, slow aging and prolong life: their friends.