Raider Fit Tips

Raider Fit Tips provides you with a great set of resources to be heallthy, eat correctly, and information on general health.

Rec Sports Newsletter

Get the latest info on new special events, OPC trips, fitness classes, & more!


American Council on Exercise
Exercise Library, Workouts, Product Review, Healthy Recipes, Calculators, FitFacts, Research, Ask the Expert

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
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The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.

My Activity Pyramid for Adults
The MyActivity Pyramid for Adults is modeled after the USDA's MyPyramid and is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The handout is designed to help adults ages 18-64 meet the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for active adults.

Runners World
Marathon Challenge, Training, Shoes and Gear, Injury Prevention, Nutrition and Weight Loss, Motivation

The Treadmill Doctor
Treadmill and Elliptical Reviews

American Council of Sports Medicine Fit Society Page
ACSM Fit Society Page® newsletter is a quarterly electronic newsletter written for the general public on a variety of popular health and fitness topics. Expert commentary and features on exercise, nutrition, sports, and health offer tips and techniques for maintaining a physically fit lifestyle.

MapMyFitness or MapMyRide
Plot your running routes/bike rides over mountains (view elevation), through the woods (topo maps), and speeding through the city (street level views) with just a few mouse clicks. Once your run/walk/ cycling map is complete you can quickly view it in 3D, satellite form, or share it with friends.

Food and Fitness
Ready to make some lifestyle changes? WebMd’s Food and Fitness will help you set SMART goals and track food intake as well as physical activity.


American Dietetic Association
ADA provides timely and objective food and nutrition information for consumers, health professionals and ADA members.

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.

American Institute of Cancer Research
The new American Plate Cookbook of recipes

Center for Disease Control Nutrition
CDC nutrition efforts cover a wide spectrum of related topics. Good nutrition is vital to good health, disease prevention and essential for health growth and development of children and adolescents.

Fruits and Veggies Matter
Find out how many fruits and veggies you need daily as well as tips for increasing your variety and intake of them.

Food and Nutrition Information Center
The FNIC site provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.

Healthy Weigh--It’s not a diet, it’s a Lifestyle
The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't about short-term dietary changes. It's about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses. Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you age.

Center for Science in the Public Interest
CSPI has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science. Its award-winning newsletter, Nutrition Action Healthletter, with some 900,000 subscribers in the United States and Canada, is the largest-circulation health newsletter in North America.

General Health

Medline Plus
General health and wellness topics

Better information, better health

Mayo Clinic
More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health.

National Institute of Health 
NIH mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.