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Health Promotion 

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  • Women's Fitness - From India and the US (St. Louis), lots of information about exercise and fitness; owned by Olympian Namita Nayyar

Health Promotion Sites

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality "Put Prevention into Practice (PPIP)" Program - Guidelines for preventive care, including screening tests, immunizations, and counseling, based on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations

  • Health Promotion Advocates - Multidisciplinary group advocating for increased emphasis and funding for health promotion

  • Healthy People 2010 Information Access Site

  • Healthy US -  Focus on physical fitness, nutrition, prevention, risky behavior

Holistic Health Sites 

  • BodyPulse.com - Provides health-oriented articles, plus information about nutrition, relationships, spirituality, and much more.

  • Dee-Stress - by Denise Shaw Coryea, M.Ed.,  featuring health and wellness programs for corporate and community audiences.

Nurse Theorists - Health Promotion


   Nola Pender (Health Promotion Model (HPM)

   Cheryl Cox (Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior)

  • Home page at University of Massachusetts, Lowell


Smoking Cessation

Hints for Smoking Cessation


The following suggestions are gleaned from the American Lung Association website and other sources:

  • Remember that a smoker has both a psychological and a chemical (nicotine) addiction.
  • Use multiple techniques when quitting -- try anything that does not compromise your health.
  • Costs of smoking cessation programs vary. Check with your insurance company to see if the cost is covered.
  • Why do you want to quit? Write it down.
  • Set a date to quit but make it a usually low stress day.
  • Make a list of things you can do instead of smoking (taking a walk, chomping on ice chips, playing with your children, anything you can come up with).
  • Ask friends and family to help you by not tempting you and by giving you "space" when you need it.
  • Visualize your very clean lungs.
  • Think of yourself as a nonsmoker!
  • Reward yourself for progress (avoid food, though).
  • If you usually have a cigarette and drink after meals, stop. Get up from the table and clean up, or take a walk, or anything else on your list of things to do instead of smoking.
  • Buddy up with someone who has quit and ask them to lend an ear when you feel you are weakening.
  • Talk to your primary care provider about medications and patches.


(Note: We will feature websites that provide information on relaxation, prevention of disease, and well-being in this section, but no sites selling vitamins, herbs, or the like.)


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