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NUTRITION
American Heart Association Healthy Recipes Good nutrition is one way to reduce your risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Making these healthy but tasty dishes at home can help you control your cholesterol levels, blood pressure or diabetes. We've created these recipes to help you prepare meals that not only taste great, but are good for you.
Farmerís Markets in West Virginia  Find a Farmers Market in West Virginia
Heart Healthy Recipes and DASH Diet Research has shown that following a healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower an already elevated blood pressure.

For an overall eating plan, consider the DASH eating plan. "DASH" stands for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one anotherís anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
WalkItUp! The six-week WalkItUp! campaign kicked off this past Spring 2008. The campaign was highly visible with media messages, development of walking clubs, physical activity assessment, events, presentations and educational opportunities while identifying and addressing barriers to physical activity
West Virginia Parks and ForestsHikes and Walks Hikes, walks, road and bike races, and birding opportunities are scheduled throughout the year at West Virginia State Parks and Forests.
YMCAs in West Virginia  Find YMCAs in West Virginia
TOBACCO
CAMC Health System Tobacco Cessation Program  Tobacco Cessation Program
Nicotine Anonymous Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives.
West Virginia Tobacco Quitline If you use tobacco and are thinking about quitting, congratulations! You are on your way to making a decision that will immediately improve your health. Did you know that 20 minutes after you quit smoking, your heart rate and blood pressure drops? And that within 3 months, your circulation and lung function improves? If you use tobacco, quitting is the single most beneficial thing you can do for your health.
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Future Generations WV New Connecting Communities: Free high-speed internet. Free public computer labs. Learn basic computer skills. Manage finances online. File government documents. Apply for jobs. Start or improve a small business . Available at your local Fire and EMS stations at 60 locations in 37 counties.
Libraries in West Virginia Click on a county to view a list of libraries in that area or search by keyword, city, or zip in the form below
Local Community Resources in West Virginia 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services, disaster information and volunteer opportunities. 2-1-1 brings together existing information and referral providers and crisis services into one coordinated system
Transportation Providers Directory The best source to locate transportation providers in West Virginia is the 2010 Transportation Providers Directory.
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
 
The information offered is tailored to those who are seeking to locate programs and services for themselves or their loved ones and also for professionals who may be looking for up-to-date information relating to the field of aging.
West Virginia Caregivers Online resource created to provide support, assistance and services to West Virginia caregivers and their families.
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources The DHHR administers programs that benefit the citizens of West Virginia.

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