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Tools & Calculators

  • Basic Stretches (PA)
    Flexibility is a key to fitness. Stretch all major muscle groups at least two to three times per week after a 5 to 10-minute warm-up. Stretch just to the point of a gentle tug. If you have back, joint, or other health problems, talk to your doctor first.
  • BMI Calculator (WM)
    The BMI Plus Calculator is an innovative health and weight calculator that gives personal results on 6 different weight and fitness measurements. Whether you're just getting started or have already begun your journey, this calculator will help you understand your body's needs as your body changes for optimal personal success!
  • Breakfast Calculator (WM, PA)
    Get the nutrition you need and still get out the door on time. Click on the choices below to see which breakfasts fill you up – without filling you out.
  • Calorie Counter (WM, PA, NU)
    Estimate how many calories you burn during your workout.
  • Fast Food Choices (WM, NU)
    Face it: There are times when most of us are going to eat fast food. The only question is which kind. Kathleen Zelman, WebMD's own registered dietitian, walks us through what to avoid and what to consider at five popular fast food restaurants. You may be surprised by her choices.
  • Healthy Refrigerator (WM, NU)
    Looking for a recipe for good health and long life? The right foods provide powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to help you ward off serious illness. Click on foods in the WebMD Healthy Refrigerator to see how much you should eat to reap health benefits.
  • My Fats Translator (WM, NU)
    Get customized calorie, fat and dietary recommendations and menu suggestions through the American Heart Association's. Here you can get recommendations designed specifically for you. This easy-to-use tool calculates your personalized daily calorie needs, recommended range for total fats, and limits for bad fats: saturated and trans fats.
  • Nutrition Quiz (WM, NU)
    These days, we know better than to fall prey to food folklore, such as the myths that vitamins provide energy and snacking on chocolate is healthy -- right? Or did you think these two were true? Take this quick quiz to see how much know about eating healthfully.
  • Table of Condiments (WM, NU)
    Its pretty obvious when your tomatoes have turned, but how can you tell if your ketchup's gone bad? Take a tour of the refrigerator to find out just how long your mustard and mayo can stay on the shelf.
  • Target Heart Rate Calculator (WM, PA)
    The safest and most effective pace for your heart to be beating during exercise is at 50-85 percent of its maximum capacity. This calculator provides you with an approximate target range for your heart rate during exercise, based on this recommendation.
Health Management Resources
  • ACE (WM, PA, NU)
    American Council on Exercise, America's authority on exercise.
  • Action for Healthy Kids (WM, PA, NU)
    This nonprofit organization formed specifically to address the epidemic of overweight, undernourished and sedentary youth by focusing on changes at school.
  • Ad Council (SM, ST)
    The Ad Council produces, distributes and promotes thousands of public service campaigns on behalf of non-profit organizations and government agencies in issue areas such as improving the quality of life for children, preventative health, education, community well being, environmental preservation and strengthening families.
  • AllOne Health (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    At AllOne Health, we envision a new health care paradigm where individuals embrace responsibility for their own health and organizations take an active role in supporting them. Employees enjoy better physical and emotional well-being, and employers realize the productivity gains and cost reductions associated with a healthier workforce. Everyone benefits.
  • American Cancer Society, New Hampshire Division (PA, SM, ST)
    The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the non-profit, non-partisan sister advocacy organization of the American Cancer Society. ACS CAN is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major public health problem through voter education and issue campaigns aimed at influencing candidates and lawmakers to support laws and policies that will help people fight cancer.
  • American Heart Assoc./ American Stroke Assoc. (WM, PA, ST)
    The American Heart Assoc./ American Stroke Assoc. is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." Their website provides a wealth of information and resources for heart health.
  • American Lung Association (PA, SM, ST)
    To improve lung health in New Hampshire
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    The website includes Preventative Health Guidelines. Go to and click on health information and
  • AOL Health (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    Your family health manager offers a variety of exercise program, techniques and tips.
  • BAM! Body and Mind (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    You can learn about physical and mental health at this site from the Centers for Disease Control. You'll find fact sheets, activities, and meet the expert profiles.
  • Breathe New Hampshire (PA, SM, ST)
    Breathe New Hampshire is committed to eliminating lung disease and improving the quality of life for those living with lung disease in New Hampshire.
  • Calorie King (WM, NU)
    This site offers an on-line nutrition program designed for weight loss, proper nutrition and the empowerment of food knowledge.
  • CATCH Kids Club (WM, PA, NU)
    (CKC) is an evidenced-based after-school, summer, and community recreation program designed to promote healthy physical activity and eating behaviors in elementary school-age children. Research by the University of Texas showed that CATCH Kids Club can significantly increase moderate to vigorous physical activity in elementary school aged children.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    To lead strategic public health efforts to prevent and control obesity, chronic disease, and other health conditions though regular physical activity and good nutrition.
  • Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise (CPTE Health Group) (PA, ST)
    Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise's mission is to serve our customers by providing innovative and effective rehabilitation and exercise services of the highest quality. We will strengthen our success and long range growth through proactive, cost effective treatment and exercise strategies.
  • Changing The Scene NH (WM, PA, NU)
    UNH Cooperative Extension's Changing the Scene program enlists school personnel (nurses, teachers, administrators, cafeteria staff, wellness teams) to survey and improve the entire school nutrition and physical fitness environment of their schools. Enrolled schools use Changing the Scene resources at no cost.
  • Children's Alliance of NH (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    We believe New Hampshire can be one of the best places anywhere for a child to grow up, a place where every child has value and no child is left behind. The mission of the Children's Alliance is to be a catalyst in making that vision a reality by serving as an independent voice for New Hampshire children in identifying unmet needs and promoting their well-being by advancing creative solutions and building alliances on their behalf.
  • CircusFit (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    A national youth fitness program developed by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. It encourages America's youth to lead healthy, active lifestyles by combining the fun of circus skills with stretching, strength building and aerobic exercise. The website is loaded with information and materials for parents and educators. Kids will find the Fun & Games section keeps them movin' and groovin'.
  • Community Health Institute (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    The Community Health Institute (CHI) is committed to improving the health and well-being of people and communities in Northern New England. We strive to assure optimal conditions to support people in their pursuit of healthier lives. We work with public and private sector clients to build capacity to carry out health and improvement initiatives designed to meet community needs. We are successful when our work has a sustainable impact on individual and community ability to achieve desired health outcomes.
  • Concord Hospital – Center for Health Promotion (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    The Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion is committed to helping all community members make voluntary lifestyle changes to improve their health. Group classes, support programs and one-on-one counseling are designed to educate individuals to make changes that may help prevent disease and injury.
  • Connect for Kids (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    A comprehensive collection of resources to help parents, educators, teens and kids understand and take action on the tough issues surrounding youth obesity.
  • Elliot Hospital – Your Wellness Matters (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    At Elliot, we're committed to providing health and fitness services designed to benefit the mind, body, and spirit. We understand that a pain-free lifestyle, proper nutrition habits, regular exercise, beneficial sleep, and therapeutic spa treatments help to improve and maintain health and wellness.
  • Endowment for Health (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    The Endowment for Health is a tax-exempt foundation that funds efforts to improve the health and well-being of New Hampshire residents, especially those who are most vulnerable and currently underserved. A tax-exempt foundation that funds efforts to improve the health and well being of New Hampshire residents, especially those who are most vulnerable and currently underserved.
  • Fiber One (WM, NU)
    This site offers tools and resources to calculate your daily fiber intake and suggestions of fiber rich foods.
  • Fit WIC (WM, PA, NU)
    Fit WIC is a program to increase the physical activity of preschoolers every day, by providing age-appropriate physical play ideas and activities. It does this by providing parents with ideas and tools to empower them to succeed in this endeavor.
  • Foundation for Healthy Communities (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    We are a statewide organization that works to improve health and health care delivery through partnerships among hospitals, health plans, physicians, home care agencies, public policy makers, and others concerned with health in New Hampshire. We collect and analyze data, conduct applied research, and sponsor education and training for the improvement of health and creation of healthy communities. A nonprofit corporation that exists to improve health and health care, and includes New Hampshire hospitals, health plans, clinicians, home care agencies and public policy leaders.
  • Fruits & Veggies More Matters (WM, NU)
    The next generation of the 5 a Day campaign; visit the CDC's new More Matters website to see how many servings of fruits and vegetables you need each day.
  • Genesis Behavioral Health (ST)
    In 2006, Genesis Behavioral Health celebrates 40 years of service to local residents living with a mental illness. During that time, thousands of people have sought help through our doors. Hundreds of compassionate, competent professionals have spent many thousands of hours helping clients put their lives together again. Scores of community leaders have served on our Board of Directors, insuring that the organization and its leadership is solid and strong. If you can help us continue to serve the mental health needs of the region's citizens, please make a donation to Genesis Behavioral Health today.
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    A step-by-step plan designed to help you quit smoking, plus support throughout the quitting process
  • Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    The Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health's mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle for all NH residents, through an emphasis on physical activity and fitness, by working in cooperation with all sectors of society. The Governor's Council on Physical Activity & Health's vision is that the state and its communities embrace and support a culture that promotes physical activity and physical and health education. All NH residents value and regularly engage in a healthy level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Granite State Fit Kids (WM, PA, NU)
    Keep kids healthy! This group is dedicated to capturing the energy, excitement, and enthusiasm of kids, all while promoting exercise and education.
  • HNH foundation (WM, PA)
    HNH evaluates and promotes the accessibility of health care insurance across the state of New Hampshire.
  • Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Initiative (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    The Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Initiative aims to improve the health and quality of life for New Hampshire residents. Learn about HEAL grants, how to become a HEAL Partner, and other ways to participate in statewide and local HEAL projects.
  • 5210 Healthy NH (WM, PA, NU)
    "5-2-1-0 Healthy NH" is a statewide public education campaign to bring awareness to the daily guidelines for nutrition and physical activity. Its message is simple and clear and represents some of the most important steps families can take to prevent childhood obesity.
  • (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    The HealthierUS initiative is a national effort to improve people's lives, prevent and reduce the costs of disease, and promote community health and wellness. Deciding to live a healthier life is easy; it's the follow-through that's hard. You've already made a good start by coming to to get the right information on how to improve your health habits. On you will learn how to: Make physical activity a part of your day, eat more healthy foods, protect yourself and your family from illness, and avoid risks to your health and the health of your loved ones. Bad habits are not easily broken. Good ones are not easily won. But you can do it!
  • Kids Health (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    There's a lots to do and loads to learn at this site from the Nemours Foundation. You can play games, explore cool animations of how your body works, find out how medicine works, check out a list of weird medical words and find out what they mean, read about how to eat for sports, check out the Food Guide Pyramid, and learn about different ways to get exercise.
  • Makin' It Happen Coalition (PA, SM, ST)
    Makin' it Happen Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth using a unique, challenging, and proven approach to building positive attitudes in youth. We accomplish this by helping the community to see all young people as "at promise, 'not' at risk", teaching and engaging the entire community-families, schools, businesses, congregations, media and others to build assets, fostering community collaboration and service integration and providing meaningful opportunities for youth involvement.
  • Meals Matter (WM, NU)
    This website offers healthy meal planning made simple.
  • (WM, PA, NU)
    One size doesn't fit all. MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Plug in your age, activity level and gender for a pyramid designed just for you. There are resources for children as well.
  • National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    We are a growing collection of organizations and individuals dedicated to developing a plan that will empower all Americans to be physically active every day. With a comprehensive network of resources that continues to expand, we are gaining momentum towards meeting our ultimate goal of increasing physical activity nationwide.
  • NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association) (WM, PA, ST)
    NRPA is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks and recreation opportunities. Founded in 1965 through the merger of 5 national organizations dedicated to the same cause, NRPA has grown over the years - in total membership, in outreach efforts, in building partnerships, and in serving as the voice and defender of parks and recreation.
  • New England Coalition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    A not-for-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as a vehicle for the development and enhancement of disease prevention and health promotion public policies and practices in New England. Explore our site to learn more about NECON activities and contact us if you would like to participate in shaping a healthier New England.
  • NH Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (WM, PA, NU)
    To promote professional standards, quality programs, professional development, legislative support & regional/national affiliation. We encourage healthy lifestyles through health, physical education, recreation and dance programming and by communicating this information to professionals.
  • NH Citizen's Health Initiative (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    Our long-term goal is to create and sustain a public dialogue that will measurably improve the "systems" that finance and provide health care in New Hampshire in order to accomplish two fundamental objectives: Assure a healthy population, create an effective system of care
  • NH Department of Education (PA, ST, NU)
    Clink link to go to the School Health section of the Department of Education. Their programs assist school districts in meeting the health care needs of school-aged children. They also provide consultation on policy and practice related issues around school health services and help school nurses and other local school personnel in planning and organizing programs for delivery of such programs.
  • NH Department of Health & Human Services – Bureau of Prevention Services (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    Nutrition and dietary factors play important roles in health promotion and chronic disease prevention. It is increasingly evident that preventive health measures emphasizing the role of healthier food choices and physical activity are needed to increase health and well-being. Health promotion empowers communities, families, and individuals to develop and maintain maximum health.
  • NH Department of Health and Human Services Nutrition and Health Promotion (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    It is increasingly evident that preventive health measures emphasizing the role of healthier food choices and physical activity are needed to increase health and well-being. Health promotion empowers communities, families, and individuals to develop and maintain maximum health.
  • NH Division of Parks and Recreation (PA)
    New Hampshire State Parks provide a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities, and offer year-round recreation fun for the whole family!
  • NH Healthy Kids (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    New Hampshire Healthy Kids (NHHK) is a non-profit organization providing access to low-cost and free health coverage options for New Hampshire's uninsured children and teens. Healthcare coverage is the biggest factor in whether children receive the preventive and routine healthcare services they need to stay healthy and go to school ready to learn.
  • NH Local Government Center (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    New Hampshire Local Government Center (LGC) is home to the New Hampshire Municipal Association, HealthTrust, Property-Liability Trust and Workers' Compensation Trust. Governed by an active board of directors comprised of local municipal, school, county and employee representatives, LGC provides programs and services that strengthen the ability of New Hampshire schools, municipalities and county governments to serve the public. Legal support, legislative advocacy, training programs and risk management services are a few examples of LGC offerings. LGC also publishes a variety of educational and informational materials.
  • NH Minority Health Coalition (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    To identify underserved populations in the state with barriers to accessing appropriate health care, to advocate for adequate and appropriate services and to educate and empower these populations to be active participants in their own health care.
  • NHRPA (NH Recreation and Park Association) (WM, PA, ST)
    • To unite in one organization, all those employed in or identified with the recreation and park field in New Hampshire
    • To encourage cooperation between public and private agencies in the recreation and park field
    • To disseminate information relating to the recreation and park field
    • To develop and promote principles and standards for the improvement of professional service to the recreation and park field
    • To encourage public awareness, appreciation and support for recreation and parks.
  • NH Public Health Association (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    The mission of the New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA) is to strengthen the public health system to more effectively protect and improve the health and safety of our population.
  • NH Public Television – LiveFit NH (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    LiveFIT NH is a New Hampshire Public Television community engagement project designed to encourage healthy eating and physical activity in children and adults. Recognizing the challenge of maintaining healthy habits, the LiveFIT NH project is focused on increasing awareness of, and helping to reduce the incidence of, childhood obesity, which has become an epidemic in the U.S. Health experts say that obesity causes serious health complications, shortens lifespans and strains our health care system.
  • NH Recreation and Parks Association (WM, PA, NU)
    • To unite in one organization, all those employed in or identified with the recreation and park field in New Hampshire
    • To encourage cooperation between public and private agencies in the recreation and park field
    • To disseminate information relating to the recreation and park field
    • To develop and promote principles and standards for the improvement of professional service to the recreation and park field
    • To encourage public awareness, appreciation and support for recreation and parks.
  • North Country Health Consortium (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    Northern New Hampshire AHEC works in partnerships with community health and human service professionals to provide training, continuing education, and access to information resources for health and human service professionals working with underserved populations in Belknap, Coos, Carroll, and Grafton counties. Northern NH AHEC is a program of the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC), a not-for-profit agency providing a vehicle for collaboration among health and human service providers in Northern NH.
  • Nutrition Cafe (NU)
    Who said you shouldn't play with your food? At this site from the Pacific Science Center and the Washington State Dairy Council, you can be a nutrition sleuth and find the missing nutrient, play the Grab a Grape game and test you food knowledge, or build a menu and see how nutritious it is.
  • Nutrition Explorations (WM, PA, NU)
    This site from the National Dairy Council features nutrition resources for parents and teachers.
  • PATH – Program for Alternative Transportation and Health (PA, NU)
    PATH works to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicle trips in and around the Concord area by promoting alternatives to driving alone. Reduced vehicle trips will improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion, enhance the transportation system, and improve the societal emphasis on personal health and fitness. We also advocate for alternative transportation solutions, and are actively seeking partners in the region's business community.
  • PBS Teachers - Health and Fitness (WM, PA, NU)
    A printable summary of on-air and online Health & Fitness resources from PBS and PBS KIDS.
  • PE Central (WM, PA, ST, NU)
    Designed for physical educators, classroom teachers, and parents. The site provides the latest information about contemporary developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth. Resources on the site include: physical education, health, and classroom lesson ideas; ready-to-print assessments; links to top instructional Sport Web sites; and weekly kids quotes and wellness ideas.
  • Plus Time NH (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    PlusTime NH helps communities throughout NH identify the needs of youth and mobilize local resources to develop and sustain appropriate out-of-school time programs. PlusTime NH also supports existing youth programs through training, consultation and funding.
  • Presidents Council on Physical Fitness & Sports – Adult Fitness Test (WM, PA)
    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. Through its programs and partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors, the Council serves as a catalyst to promote health, physical activity, fitness, and enjoyment for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through participation in physical activity and sports. The twenty Council members are appointed and serve at the pleasure of the President.
  • QuitNet (SM)
    QuitNet is the world's largest and most comprehensive online quit-smoking service; we offer you all the tools and support you need to quit and stay quit. Take our tour and then join today!
  • QuitWorks (SM)
    QuitWorks-NH is a free, evidence-based stop-smoking service developed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with all major health plans in New Hampshire.
  • Ski NH (PA)
    Everything you need to know about skiing in New Hampshire!
  • (WM, PA, NU)
    A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site that offers information in English and Spanish to help get you started to a healthier you. Adults and teens can use its resources, including the activity tracker, recipes and newsletter. Play games and test your brain; teacher resources are included, too.
  • The Alliance for a Healthier Generation (WM, PA, NU)
    A partnership between the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation to fight childhood obesity. Parents, teachers, companies, healthcare professionals, teens and kids all have a part to play in the movement.
  • The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    This site has an ejournal, news and grant alerts, as well as web features on a variety of school health issues.
  • UNH Cooperative Extension (WM, PA, NU)
    Provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy. 4-H, Agriculture Studies, Marines and Fisheries are a few examples of the academic/community relationships that make UNH an invaluable resource to the state.
  • Walk NH (PA)
    Promotes walking for children and adults in New Hampshire. The goal is to engage people of all ages in walking and raise awareness of walking as a part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Watch Your Mouth (NU)
    Learn more about oral health at this site from the Watch Your Mouth Coalition.
  • WebMD (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    Better Information Better Health. The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.
  • Weight Watchers (WM, PA, NU)
    Weight Watchers official website to learn how to lose weight and keep it off. Visit this website to see the different options to participate in a Weight Watchers program.
  • Your Gross and Cool Body (WM, PA, SM, ST, NU)
    The Yuckiest Site on the Internet, a science education site that uses a laugh and learn technique that makes learning fun. Vomit, spit, dandruff, zits, and hiccups. Find out how your body works with Wendall the Worm.
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