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Health & Wellness

Other Health Sites

These are a few of our favorite links:

Nutrition

Cooking classes in the Lexington area:

Exercise

  • Big Blue CrossFit
  • Free fitness videos ("Spark People" workouts that you can do at home or in the office with little to no equipment.) 
  • Vertex42 - Free downalodable Excel spreadsheets. Check out the exercise logs, food diaries, meal planners, weight loss trackers and more!

Yoga

Walking

  • About.com: Walking (Walking programs for weight loss, printable walking logs and more)
  • AOL Health: Walking (Tips for beginners, walking checklist and more)
  • G-Map (Map your own walking routes and get the distances and calculate how many calories you will burn on the route.)
  • Map My Walk allows you to map the distance of any route in Lexington (or other cities). The site offers a free membership and a paid membership. Mapping a walking route is free.
  • MyStart! Online is an easy way to track your physical activity and nutrition intake.
  • UK Treadmill Desk Workstation Information
  • Walking on Campus Information
  • Trail Shape is a free program of the Kentucky State Parks that will inspire you to discover amazing Kentucky sights while getting fit all at the same time.
  • Vertex42 - Free downalodable Excel spreadsheets. Check out the exercise logs, food diaries, meal planners, weight loss trackers and more!

Self-Care

  • The Mayo Clinic
  • The UK Ovarian Cancer Screening Program provides free annual ultrasound screening in Lexington with outreach screening in Prestonsburg, Elizabethtown, Maysville, Somerset & Paducah. Click here more information and to find out how to make an appointment.
  • The UK HealthCare Pediatric High BMI Diagnostic Clinic serves children between the ages of 2 and 18 years who are overweight or obese with a BMI above the 85th percentile for their age and sex. A referral by a health care provider is required to schedule an appointment.
  • WebMD

Stress

Gratitude

  • Happy Rambles will send you an email each day asking you what you are grateful for. Reply with your list of 3-5 items, and the site will store than in your personal account.
  • Happy Tapper is simple smartphone app that will allow you to write a few things down each day and store them right on your phone. You can also attach pictures and rate your day overall.
  • Live Happy is another well-designed app with a few bells and whistles. Take photos and rate your day.

Relaxation

Simplicity

Health Activism

  • Kentucky Health Facts is sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. The aim of this website, begun as part of the Foundation’s Local Data for Local Action initiative, is to provide ready access to key health data for Kentucky communities. Our hope is that communities will use this data to identify local needs, to motivate change, to guide planning efforts, and to take meaningful, positive action toward improved health. 

*WARNING: Some Web sites to which these materials provide links for the convenience of users are not managed by the University of Kentucky. The University does not review, control, or take responsibility for the contents of those sites.