Helpful Websites

Move More – Active Living Resources

Healthy Maine Walks
Find indoor and outdoor walking routes, plus information about the benefits of being active and key safety tips.

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine
Find bike trails, sign up for group rides, and learn about bike safety.

Maine Trail Finder & Maine Huts & Trails
Listing of trails with maps, descriptions, pictures, and trip reports.

YMCA
Exercise facilities, group classes, and swimming. The YMCA offers services to everyone in the community, regardless of ability to pay.

My Fitness Pal
Food diary, food database, and online community support.

Make Your Day Harder
To fight “Sitting Disease,” this website offers great tips for overcoming barriers to getting active.

Fit Society
American College of Sports Medicine. Quarterly e-newsletter on health and fitness topics.

1 Minute Desk Workout (Apple)
This app provides an hourly reminder to get up and move. Choose from 45 different exercises. Available via mobile app.

7 Minute Workout (Apple | Android)
Get fit with fast, simple workouts. Available via website or mobile app.

Eat Real – Healthy Eating Resources

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Phone: 1-414-482-4620
Nonprofit organization for weight loss support. For a small fee, TOPS encourages members to make small, steady lifestyle changes that provide lasting weight loss and better health.

Weight Watchers of Maine, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-651-6000
Meetings offer information and group support to help people succeed in losing weight.

Eat Well (University of Maine Cooperative Extension)
Free to income eligible adults with children. Staff provide individual and group lessons in homes or community sites. Topics include food budgeting, meal planning, cooking skills and food safety.

Hannaford Healthy Eating
Nutrition advice, healthy recipes, and information about free classes and store demos with Hannaford dietitians.

MyPlate
Provides simple information to build healthier diets. Check out the online tools, like “What’s Cooking,” the Daily Checklists and Portion Distortion.

Nutrition Action
Website and e-newsletter with information on healthy eating and food safety. Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

DASH diet
Information about following the “DASH” (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet.

Recipes for Healthy Living
Great meal plans, recipes, and kitchen tips presented by the American Diabetes Association.

MyNetDiary ( Apple | Android )
Create a food diary and nutrition plan, track activity, and connect with others online. Available via website or mobile app.

Lose It! ( Apple | Android )
Set a daily calorie budget, track food intake and physical activity, and connect with peers for support. Available via website or mobile app.

Fooducate ( Apple | Android )
Scan product barcodes for a nutrition grade, learn about ingredients, track diet and activity, and share with peers online. Available via website or mobile app.

Accessing & Affording Healthy Food

Maine SNAP-Ed & Food Supplement Program
Provides assistance to help low income households buy the food they need for good health. Also offers education to help community members shop, cook, and eat healthy on a budget.

WIC
For pregnant women, new moms, and children up to age 5. WIC provides health and nutrition information, breastfeeding support, and checks to purchase healthy foods. Benefits are based on income.

Maine Harvest Bucks
Shoppers using SNAP get extra money toward their purchase at participating farmers’ markets, farms, and stores selling local produce.

Farmers' Markets
Find dates, times, and locations, plus information on markets that accept SNAP or participate in Maine Harvest Bucks.

Senior Farm Share
Provides $50 worth of fresh local produce to income-qualified Maine seniors (60+).

Local Food Pantries
Find locations and operating times.

Community Meal Sites
Find locations and serving times for free nutritious meals. Some meals have restrictions (for example, 55+ only).

Drink Water – Healthy Hydration Resources

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Basic water and nutrition information, why water is so important for our bodies

American Heart Association’s Cooking Articles
Rethink Your Drink; Reducing Sugary Drinks in Your Diet

American Heart Association
12 tried and true water infusion recipes

 

Rest Up – Sleep & Relaxation Resources

National Sleep Foundation & Sleep.org
With two websites to explore, find more about healthy sleep habits, sleep disorders, and sleep science.

General Wellness Resources

2-1-1
Phone: 2-1-1
A statewide service with information on over 8,000 different community resources.

SeniorsPlus
Phone: 1-800-427-1241
Health and wellness services for seniors (typically 60+) such as Meals on Wheels, LunchPlus Cafés, and yoga and balance classes.

Spectrum Generations
Phone: 1-800-639-1553
An organization dedicated to helping seniors and disabled adults age in place, with an emphasis on life-long learning, health, education, and community engagement for social well-being.

MMC Weight & Wellness Program
Phone: 207-661-6064
Weight loss surgery center where patients are supported with health coaching, mindfulness, support groups, and specialized treatment plans.

CDC Healthy Weight
A collection of resources for achieving or maintaining a healthy weight, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Aim for A Healthy Weight
A collection of resources for achieving or maintaining a healthy weight, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

VA MOVE
Available to the general public, this Veterans Administration program offers handouts and a mobile app that walks users through 19 weeks of lessons around weight, physical activity, and nutrition. Veterans may also access group sessions and telephone lifestyle coaching.

Dr. Mike Evans on YouTube
Brief, entertaining videos about a variety of wellness topics, such as the benefits of exercise, how to eat better, and why water is the best drink for your health.

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