Holding Yourself Accountable
Tracking your health is crucial. You increase your chances of being successful if you document your behavior and progress. Maintaining a log of how you feel can also be a great motivator – pay attention to your diet and activity levels on the days that you feel happier, more energized, and sleep better.
Here are some fun and useful trackers, assessments, and calculators to help you stay on track and measure your healthy progress.
Tests to evaluate your fitness, body composition, diet, health status, and strength:
Track Your Progress
Map My Fitness
Enjoy challenges, training plans, map routes, log your food and exercise, and gain support through online social groups.
My Fitness Pal
“Diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals.”
So You Think Your App Is All That?
Compare apps for weight management, gluten-free diets, and diabetes, to see if you are tracking your health with the best solution.
Fun for Kids
“America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids.” Ideas for kids to be active and develop smart eating habits.
Take the Fuel Up To Play 60 pledge!
Track your healthy habits, get involved in challenges, encourage your friends through the message system, or apply to become a Student Ambassador.
An Exercise Guide for Kids
It is very important to get exercise every day of your life to help make and keep your body strong. Discover why!
Printable Exercise Cards
Use these Backyardigans printable cards to create a fun fitness routine to do with your preschooler.
Health Tools & Tips for Adults
Choose My Plate
Find out the importance of weight management, calories, and physical activity. Discover healthy eating tips and use the SuperTracker to track your eating habits, physical activity, and establish goals for your health.
Are you a Winona YMCA member? Take advantage of the free fitness evaluation. Find out your body composition, cardiovascular abilities, flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance. Get recommendations on how to achieve your fitness goals, and assess your progress at a follow-up appointment. Call to make an appointment or get more information: (507) 454-1520.
Discover the Livestrong calorie tracker, brain training games, recipes, challenges, support groups, forums, and an app to help you quit smoking.
Exercise for Heart Health
Learn how to take measures to protect yourself from heart disease, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the leading cause of death in the United States.
Take the RealAge survey to determine the health age of your body, and get tailored action plans to help you “get healthier and grow younger”
Blue Zones developed the Vitality Compass survey to calculate your biological age, overall life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, and customized recommendations based on your current lifestyle.
Personal health tools include online checkups to find out if you are at risk for a disease or condition, physical activity and diet goals tracker, health widgets for customized recommendations, and health calculators such as Body Mass Index, calorie intake, and target heart rate.