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Health Resources

Calculators:

Body Mass Index Calculator

Calorie Burn Calculator

Cost of Smoking Calculator

End of  Life Resources:

An Overview on Advanced Directives

Click Here for information from the NC DHHS on Medical Care Decisions and Advance Directives.

Health Information:

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both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of our nation.

Medication Information

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Health Tools:

Diabetes Screening

Click here for a screening on Diabetes by the American Diabetes Association.

Health Tracking

SuperTracker can help you plan, analyze, and track your diet and physical activity.

Quit Smoking

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Local Resources:

Exercise Opportunities for Everyone

1.    Pedometers can be purchased at department stores and pharmacies. An app is also available on Androids and IPhones.  10,000 steps = 5 miles!

2.    Enjoy walking in safe, climate controlled for free at Golden East Crossing Mall. Hours are 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. Contact information 252-977-6464

3.    Outside walks can be enjoyed in your neighborhood or nearby parks. Some locations are: Sunset Park, Tar River trail, City Lake, Martin Luther King Park, just to name a few. Contact Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation at 252-972-1151.

4.    Water Aerobics are offered for a fee at several locations as well.  Rocky Mount YMCA, contact information, 252-972-9622, Rocky Mount YMCA Senior Center, 252-972-1561, Wilson YMCA outdoor pool, contact information, 252-297-9622, Wilson City Parks and Recreation indoor pool, contact information, 252-399-2269  or 252-399-2277, Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, contact information, 252-641-8240, and Roanoke Rapids City Parks and Recreation, contact information, 252-533-2850.

5.    Local gyms offer fitness equipment, classes and personal training for a fee. Rocky Mount YMCA contact information, 252-972-9622 or Senior Center, 252-972-1561, Booker T Washington, contact information, 252-467-4925, Fit for Life, contact information, 252-985-0006, Health First Rehab and Fitness Center, contact information, 252-962-3468, and Curves, contact information, 252-443-3799.

6.    Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs during the summer, such as Swimming pools, Walking clubs, Zumba, and Senior programs, contact information, 252-972-1151.

7.    Line dancing, aerobics, fitness room, free weights, and more are offered at Nash County Senior Center, contact information, 252-459-7681.  (must be a Nash County resident and over 60 years of age)

8.    You can also purchase Fitness videos several ways, online in department stores, such as Target and Wal-Mart. Jodi Stolove’s “ Chair Dancing” no-impact video,  Leslie Sansone’s “ Walking in Place”, $9.95-$19.95. You can also order TESA (Training & Encouraging Senior Activity) video, $19.95 1-800-213-7193.

9.    EBC Youth, Family and Fitness Center, $5.00 a month for church member and $15.00 a month for non-member, contact information, 252-446-2378.

Self Management Tools:

Blood Glucose Log

Click Here to access the American Diabetes Association's Blood Glucose Log

Blood Pressure Log

Click Here to access the American Heart Association's Blood Pressure Log.

Exercise Log

Click Here to access the Center for Disease Control's Exercise Log

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