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Health Information

Healthfinder.gov is a Federal Government website where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy. When making decisions about your health, it's important to know where to go to get the latest, most reliable information. Healthfinder.gov has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and nonprofit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.

Health Videos

Eat Well to Work Well: Did you know that what you eat could be directly related to your work performance? In this presentation, which is a recording from the People-OnTheGo lunch & learn webinar series, Deanna Moncrief will discuss ways in which poor nutrition saps productivity at work as well as the simple steps for turbo-charging your performance on the job. This video is approximately 20 minutes.




Health on the go (Mobile Apps)

Fooducate
Mapmyrun

iTriage
Workout Trainer
Daily Yoga
Aetna

Health Check

The American Heart Association created an easy-to-use tool which can assist in calculating:

  • daily calorie needs
  • recommended range for total fats
  • limits for bad fats: saturated and trans

Click here to use My Fats Translator

Personal Health Tracker:
Once you calculate your daily caloric need, use the Super Tracker created by the USDA to track your food and physical activity. Goals can be set to help you meet your health goal.

Click here to use Super Tracker


Health Quizzes


Portion Distortion Interactive Quiz

Do you know how food portions have changed over the last 20 years? Take a quiz!
Quiz 1
Quiz 2

Barriers to Being Active Quiz

What keeps you from being physically active? This CDC quiz will help you identify your barriers to physical activity. A score of 5 or above in any category shows that this is an important barrier for you to overcome.
Click here to take quiz



Health Observances

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Blood Pressure- See attachment
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Better sleep - See attachment
UV Safety Awareness - See attachment
National Yoga Month - See attachment
Cataract Awareness - See attachment


Health at Work

Office Posture Tips
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration provides critical information on ways to achieve good working posture at work.
Click here to view proper office posture tips

Office Stretches
Stretching at your work desk has several health benefits including:

  • relieving muscle tension
  • increasing range of motion in the joints
  • increasing blood circulation
  • increasing oxygen intake
  • relieving stress
Click here to View stretching exercises

Office Stretch Videos
Forearm stretches for the workplace
Seated stretches for the workplace
Standing stretches for the workplace
Upper body stretches for the workplace

Stop Diabetes @ Work
Diabetes 101
Healthy Eating
All About Physical Activity

MDC Fitness and Wellness Centers

The Fitness and Wellness Centers at Kendall, North and Wolfson campuses offer:

  • Convenience - Work out before or after work or class, or even on lunch breaks
  • Flexibility - The Wellness Center is open Monday-Saturday and has hours to suit all types of schedules
  • Affordability - We offer unbeatable monthly, term or yearly membership rates

Registering to become a member at one of the MDC Fitness and Wellness Centers is easy and is available here. Registration will grant you access to all 3 MDC Fitness and Wellness Centers; employees from other campuses are welcomed to register.  An MDC ID is required to use the facilities and to participate in wellness-related programs.
*Please note part-time employees will be granted access to all 3 MDC Fitness and Wellness Centers only if membership is paid as an employee as opposed to a student.

Click here to register to the Wellness Center



Healthy Meal Planning

Recipes

Healthy Dinners - Click here for Dinner's Cookbook
Healthy Family Meals - Click here for Family Cookbook
Healthy Vegetarian Recipes - Click here
Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes - Click here
Healthy Diabetic Recipes - Click here


Reading Food Labels


Comprehending food labels is critical to making healthier choices. The American Heart Association has created helpful tips for getting as much health information as possible from the Nutrition Facts label. Click here for tips




Healthy Shopping Tips


The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provide helpful tips for healthy food shopping. Click here for tips





MyPlate


MyPlate was developed by the USDA as an effort to promote healthy eating to consumers. MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image — a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. To learn more view the documents to the right. For more information, visit http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

 

Campus Dining

Nutrition facts are available for Kendall, Homestead and North campuses cafeterias. Click here to view

 

 




Holiday Health and Safety Tips

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide helpful holiday health and safety tips. Click here for tips



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