EATING FOR LIFE
If you're looking to haul yourself back from the brink of post- festive obesity without suffering the agonies of cycling machines, treadmills and heavy weights, this is one of the best places to head for. The emphasis is firmly on healthy eating as a way of dealing with the aftermath of over-consumption. The site includes a database of calorie counts of various foods, as well as a list of top ten low-fat cooking tips: did you know, for example, that the key to producing a low-fat vinaigrette is to substitute strong tea for some of the oil? However, this web site does recognise that there's more to sensible eating than grilled fish and boiled broccoli. There's a superb section on affordable wines, with plenty of information on the world's wine-growing regions.
In something of a contrast to Eating Well, Thrive Online is aimed at people who take physical fitness a bit more seriously, although thankfully it avoids going too over the top. It takes a fairly rounded view of staying healthy, with information on life insurance and tips on how to stay healthy as you grow older. The site's real strength, however, is on health issues. Categorising them by age and sex, it has an excellent list of check-ups you should have regularly, and self-examination tests. There are also comprehensive sections on dieting, exercise and cooking. It caters particularly well for women, including a first-rate page on how to prepare quick and healthy meals for children after school, as well as advice on eating and drinking
THE BEST OF THE REST www.healthandfitness.com HHH
Americans have a tendency either to ignore gyms or to live in them. This is an overzealous site catering for the latter group.
www.netsweat.com HH A simple site with plenty of advice on sport, exercise and fitness.
One for real trainerheads, this is devoted to distance running, including nutritional, advice and information on injuries.
Another useful but not too over-the-top site dealing with sensible eating and cookery. Especially good on "healthy" cakes and sweets.
www.caloriecontrol.org/ recipes.html HH
Contains a useful database of healthy but realistic recipes.
A fun, healthy nutrition site for children.Reuse content