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Move it to improve it: Exercise for your health

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Physical Activity, Online Resources

Regular exercise can improve your overall health and reduce your risk for chronic conditions. You need 2 types of physical activity in order to better your health, aerobic and muscle strengthening. Aerobic exercise or “cardio” can be activities such as jogging, bike riding, water aerobics, or pushing a lawn mower. Muscle-strengthening exercises...

UAB Walking Trails

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Online Resources

UAB Walking Trails are available throughout the medical and academic campus as a path for faculty and staff to live healthy and exercise regularly.  Employees now have half-mile and mile-long indoor and outdoor walking trails for use at lunch or other times. The UAB Medicine trails are named for the UAB core values: Own It, Always Care, Do Right and Work...

Be active: Bike!

Bicycle riding is a fun and easy way to get exercise in our city. Many roads have plenty of room for cyclists and cars to co-exist safely. Every day, Birmingham is becoming more accessible for people who want to ride. Not only are bicycles great for staying physically active, they also provide an alternative means of transportation. Imagine going on...

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

UAB Windows into Wellness

"From recipes to exercise tips to motivational messages, Windows into Wellness, the UAB Wellness blog, provides inspiration for healthy living 5 days a week. 'The goal of the blog is to share the many ways we can make our lives and those around us better,” says UAB Wellness Director Lauren Whitt, PhD. “One of the missions of the UAB Wellness program...

Health InfoNet of Alabama

Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free, award-winning health information service of the medical and public libraries throughout the state. Services include assistance with locating targeted, reliable, up to date health information, educational presentations on finding and evaluating health information online, and a database of health services throughout the...

Kimberly’s Story: How her small steps changed her life

I said, Oh my goodness, that’s me! Kimberly Geisler vividly remembers staring at her picture in disbelief. There was no denying the truth.  Years of sitting on the couch were catching up with her.  Kimberly was tipping the scale at 225 pounds.  With a family history of diabetes and weight issues, she knew it was time to take action, but...

Small steps to a healthier you!

The beginning of a new year is a great starting point to get on a path to a healthier you! “A healthful lifestyle is easier than you might think. The path to good health isn't the same for everyone and yours may change over time. Take small steps that are right for you, one at a time. Every step adds up, so you’ll reach your health goals before you know...

Birmingham Health Care Medical Plaza

Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive and preventive medical care. Please call 205-212-5600 to set up an appointment.

Insulindependence Birmingham Chapter

The Insulindependence (IN) Birmingham Chapter is led by IN Captain Mason Cross. IN events are community fitness gatherings led by IN chapter leaders. The goal is to create fun and interactive environments that inspire participants to stay fit with help from their peers. Whether a person is living with  diabetes,or simply wants to be involved, our...

ENCOURAGE Program

ENCOURAGE is  a program to improve diabetes managment. They have diabetes education materials related to healthy eating and safe exercising in the form of DVDs. DVDs can be provided to you by mail or online  via YouTube. Please contact us for more information.

Planet D

Planet D is the America Diabetes Association's interactive and informational website for children and adolescents living with diabetes. You'll find great information on diabetes and how to manage diabetes on a daily basis.

Diabetes Day

Bring awareness of the seriousness of diabetes to your congregation, co-workers, or employees. The goals of Diabetes Day are to: increase awareness that diabetes is a serious disease; identify risk factors; and to inform the parishioners about the resources available through the American Diabetes Association. Contact your local American Diabetes Association...

Diabetes 24/7

Diabetes 24/7 is a personal health record that allows you to manage your diabetes and share valuable health information with others on your health care team. This application integrates with Microsoft's HealthVault, which allows you to securely import data from your doctor, pharmacy or laboratory and share the data with anyone you choose, such as your...

Living With Type 2 Diabetes – ADA

The American Diabetes Association's website is an invaluable site for up-to-date information on living with diabetes and provides tools for improved management of diabetes.  

KidsHealth Website

KidsHealth.org is a website with information about health, growth, and life for parents, teens, and kids! Check it out today.

F.A.C.E. Diabetes

Welcome to F.A.C.E. Diabetes. It's website focused on empowering the people we care about most—family, friends and the larger community. Developed by Lilly Diabetes, the goal of the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative is to help African Americans living with type 2 diabetes take positive steps forward. Please visit F.A.C.E. Diabetes for more information.

West End Health Center

The West End Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Central Health Center

The Central Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Bessemer Health Center

The Bessemer Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Eastern Health Center

The Eastern Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

BHC’s North Birmingham Health Center

Birmingham Health Care (BHC) has several clinics that provide both urgent and primary care. In addition to caring for adults, family practice clinicians and pediatric staff provide on-going care to children from newborn to young adulthood. The North Birmingham Health Center serves patients Monday to Friday. Please contact the clinic for more information or...

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System collaborates with many partners to help people and communities improve their quality of life and economic well-being. We accomplish this mission by providing educational opportunities and information grounded in research-based science. Diabetes activities are diverse -- from cooking classes - to programs on...

Tips for a healthier new year!

1. Avoid overeating at mealtimes! If you are going to a party, a birthday celebration, a Christmas party or another type of gathering, eat something healthy and light like cold cereal with fat-free milk or a piece of fruit before leaving home. This will help you to not feel as hungry and reduce the times you head to the table for more food. 2. Don’t...

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Birmingham Health Care Medical Plaza

Medical Services provided at Birmingham Health Care (BHC) include urgent and primary care. BHC provides comprehensive and preventive medical care. Please call 205-212-5600 to set up an appointment.

KidsHealth Website

KidsHealth.org is a website with information about health, growth, and life for parents, teens, and kids! Check it out today.

West End Health Center

The West End Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Central Health Center

The Central Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Bessemer Health Center

The Bessemer Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

Eastern Health Center

The Eastern Health Center is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F (except on Holidays) and accept patients with the following health coverage: Medicaid, AllKids, Blue Cross and Medicare. However, JCDH does not accept patients who are enrolled in other insurance programs including patients enrolled in an HMO or with TriCare, except for patients wishing to...

BHC’s North Birmingham Health Center

Birmingham Health Care (BHC) has several clinics that provide both urgent and primary care. In addition to caring for adults, family practice clinicians and pediatric staff provide on-going care to children from newborn to young adulthood. The North Birmingham Health Center serves patients Monday to Friday. Please contact the clinic for more information or...

Insulindependence Birmingham Chapter

The Insulindependence (IN) Birmingham Chapter is led by IN Captain Mason Cross. IN events are community fitness gatherings led by IN chapter leaders. The goal is to create fun and interactive environments that inspire participants to stay fit with help from their peers. Whether a person is living with  diabetes,or simply wants to be involved, our...

Online and Other Unscheduled Resources:

Move it to improve it: Exercise for your health

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Physical Activity, Online Resources

Regular exercise can improve your overall health and reduce your risk for chronic conditions. You need 2 types of physical activity in order to better your health, aerobic and muscle strengthening. Aerobic exercise or “cardio” can be activities such as jogging, bike riding, water aerobics, or pushing a lawn mower. Muscle-strengthening exercises...

UAB Walking Trails

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Southside, Physical Activity, Online Resources

UAB Walking Trails are available throughout the medical and academic campus as a path for faculty and staff to live healthy and exercise regularly.  Employees now have half-mile and mile-long indoor and outdoor walking trails for use at lunch or other times. The UAB Medicine trails are named for the UAB core values: Own It, Always Care, Do Right and Work...

Be active: Bike!

Bicycle riding is a fun and easy way to get exercise in our city. Many roads have plenty of room for cyclists and cars to co-exist safely. Every day, Birmingham is becoming more accessible for people who want to ride. Not only are bicycles great for staying physically active, they also provide an alternative means of transportation. Imagine going on...

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

UAB Windows into Wellness

"From recipes to exercise tips to motivational messages, Windows into Wellness, the UAB Wellness blog, provides inspiration for healthy living 5 days a week. 'The goal of the blog is to share the many ways we can make our lives and those around us better,” says UAB Wellness Director Lauren Whitt, PhD. “One of the missions of the UAB Wellness program...

Health InfoNet of Alabama

Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free, award-winning health information service of the medical and public libraries throughout the state. Services include assistance with locating targeted, reliable, up to date health information, educational presentations on finding and evaluating health information online, and a database of health services throughout the...

Kimberly’s Story: How her small steps changed her life

I said, Oh my goodness, that’s me! Kimberly Geisler vividly remembers staring at her picture in disbelief. There was no denying the truth.  Years of sitting on the couch were catching up with her.  Kimberly was tipping the scale at 225 pounds.  With a family history of diabetes and weight issues, she knew it was time to take action, but...

Small steps to a healthier you!

The beginning of a new year is a great starting point to get on a path to a healthier you! “A healthful lifestyle is easier than you might think. The path to good health isn't the same for everyone and yours may change over time. Take small steps that are right for you, one at a time. Every step adds up, so you’ll reach your health goals before you know...

ENCOURAGE Program

ENCOURAGE is  a program to improve diabetes managment. They have diabetes education materials related to healthy eating and safe exercising in the form of DVDs. DVDs can be provided to you by mail or online  via YouTube. Please contact us for more information.

Planet D

Planet D is the America Diabetes Association's interactive and informational website for children and adolescents living with diabetes. You'll find great information on diabetes and how to manage diabetes on a daily basis.

Diabetes Day

Bring awareness of the seriousness of diabetes to your congregation, co-workers, or employees. The goals of Diabetes Day are to: increase awareness that diabetes is a serious disease; identify risk factors; and to inform the parishioners about the resources available through the American Diabetes Association. Contact your local American Diabetes Association...

Diabetes 24/7

Diabetes 24/7 is a personal health record that allows you to manage your diabetes and share valuable health information with others on your health care team. This application integrates with Microsoft's HealthVault, which allows you to securely import data from your doctor, pharmacy or laboratory and share the data with anyone you choose, such as your...

Living With Type 2 Diabetes – ADA

The American Diabetes Association's website is an invaluable site for up-to-date information on living with diabetes and provides tools for improved management of diabetes.  

F.A.C.E. Diabetes

Welcome to F.A.C.E. Diabetes. It's website focused on empowering the people we care about most—family, friends and the larger community. Developed by Lilly Diabetes, the goal of the F.A.C.E. Diabetes initiative is to help African Americans living with type 2 diabetes take positive steps forward. Please visit F.A.C.E. Diabetes for more information.

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System collaborates with many partners to help people and communities improve their quality of life and economic well-being. We accomplish this mission by providing educational opportunities and information grounded in research-based science. Diabetes activities are diverse -- from cooking classes - to programs on...

Tips for a healthier new year!

1. Avoid overeating at mealtimes! If you are going to a party, a birthday celebration, a Christmas party or another type of gathering, eat something healthy and light like cold cereal with fat-free milk or a piece of fruit before leaving home. This will help you to not feel as hungry and reduce the times you head to the table for more food. 2. Don’t...

Living With Type 2 Diabetes – ADA

The American Diabetes Association's website is an invaluable site for up-to-date information on living with diabetes and provides tools for improved management of diabetes.  

Insulindependence Birmingham Chapter

The Insulindependence (IN) Birmingham Chapter is led by IN Captain Mason Cross. IN events are community fitness gatherings led by IN chapter leaders. The goal is to create fun and interactive environments that inspire participants to stay fit with help from their peers. Whether a person is living with  diabetes,or simply wants to be involved, our...

Kimberly’s Story: How her small steps changed her life

I said, Oh my goodness, that’s me! Kimberly Geisler vividly remembers staring at her picture in disbelief. There was no denying the truth.  Years of sitting on the couch were catching up with her.  Kimberly was tipping the scale at 225 pounds.  With a family history of diabetes and weight issues, she knew it was time to take action, but...