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Baseline Paper (2000): This paper decribes the background and original design of the CardioVision project. Over time the activities of CardioVision, today known as Healthy Living Rochester, have evolved as new opportunities and needs have been identified.
Blood Pressure Control in Rochester, Minnesota (1999): This study reports that blood pressure control in residents of Olmsted County is relatively low, with only 17% of people with high blood pressure having their blood pressure treated and controlled. While this paper is somewhat dated (1999), it points to a need within Olmsted County, just like the rest of the United States, to improve on treating and controlling high blood pressure.
America's Walking - This PBS television series focuses on fitness, travel and lifestyle, offering information and inspiration for those who want to start a daily walking habit and live a more active life.
Midwest Events - This is a highly regarded resource which provides complete and accurate event information targeting sports and fitness. In addition world class coaching, nutrition, equipment and peak performance advice can be found here. Midwest Events serves the endurance sports and fitness market with unparalleled passion and perspective, and creates community through special events and programs.
Minnesota State Bicycle Advisory Committee - Individually and collectively this group strives to strengthen and encourage community support for bicycling throughout the state. Their activities include continuous and on-going participation with government agencies and allied organizations including in areas of education, public affairs campaigns and political initiatives.
Start Walking Now! - Walk more, eat well, and you will live longer. While this is a simple premise, it is the foundation of the Start! movement. Research has shown that you can gain about two hours of life for every hour of regular vigorous exercise you do.
Rochester Parks and Trails provides city trail maps for Rochester, Minnesota. All trails are paved and provide an opportunity for both recreational and commuting on foot, bicycle, or inline skating. Check out the maps below.
Produce Marketing Association (PMA) - Check out thier website for an abundance of information and recipes that incorporate the bountiful varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs bringing their delicious flavors and healthy benefits into your cooking repertoire. Everything you need to know about produce can be found here!
Conversion Calculator - A useful resource for converting weights and measures.
Diet Detective - Charles Stuart Platkin, the Diet Detective, has made it his life's mission to help people lose weight and get healthy by encouraging them to think before they eat. Check out his great tips and insight.
Eat Five a Day - This initiative seeks to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables to an average of five or more servings a day to improve the health of Americans through a partnership among the health community, government agencies, the fruit and vegetable industry, and other private sectors.
Portion Distortion Quiz - Want to really know what it that portion? Check it out here.
The Healthy Refrigerator - This resource base is supported by the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers (NAMM), in cooperation with the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA), as part of an ongoing effort to educate consumers about diet and heart disease.
Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter - This website contains two articles from the most recent issue of the Tufts's newsletter plus an index of subjects featured from 1995 to the present.
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Resources in Olmsted County
Mayo Nicotine Dependence Center
Mayo Nicotine Research Program
Quit Smoking GuidesU.S. D.H.H.S, National Cancer Institute
Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Today
Centers for Disease Control
American Legacy Foundation
Relearn Life without Cigarettes
American Academy of Family Physicians
Stop Smoking Guide
American Cancer Society
High Blood Pressure Quiz
Your Guide to Lowering Blood Pressure
Physical Activity Numbers
Number of Tobacco Products
The American Heart Association National Center - This organization is a great cource for education and information on fighting heart disease and strokes. Topics include the warning signs of heart disease, nutrition, exercise prevention and research.