If you are like most people who are into health and fitness, you've spent lots of time on the internet searching for information. But which of the billions of links, portals, and blogs can you trust? Well after many hours of surfing ourselves, we've come up of a list of the most reliable, comprehensive and useful websites about health, fitness, exercise and more. Here are the very best.
Fitness and Exercise
club-phoenix.com - Club Phoenix Fitness is Langford's best fitness facility featuring a large variety of exercise equipment and free weights, group fitness classes, personal training services and weight loss programs.
mapmyrun.com - MapMyRun.com users are able to visualize their health and fitness training progress through the use of maps, workout logs, fitness calculators/tools, and user-led community groups.
www.crd.bc.ca - View or download a map of regional parks and trails in the Capital Regional District, Victoria, British Columbia.
velonews.com - Cycling news and bicycle racing results from North America, Europe and more. The current site offers the broadest range of content yet -- same-day race coverage, news, features, rider bios, rankings, and user forums.
triathloncanada.com - Triathlon Canada’s mission is to provide excellence in leadership, structure and education for the growth and development of the sport. Triathlon Canada is dedicated to the principles of enabling every Canadian to participate in Duathlon and Triathlon throughout their lifetime, for fun, fitness and/or achievement.
airportgyms.com - The most comprehensive and fastest growing community on the Internet for the FREE listings of airport gyms, airport exercise clubs, and airport fitness centers available in and around select popular US and Canadian airports today.
bodyblueprint.com - Body Blueprint has been training fitness professionals in Canada and internationally since 1986. Body Blueprint Fitness offers Fitness Theory, Personal Training, Group Fitness and continuing education workshops both on-line and in-class. All our workshops are approved with the BCRPA, the Ontario Fitness Council, OFC and some with CanFitPro.
Nutrition and Weight Loss
popeyescanada.com - Popeye's Supplements Canada is Canada's largest sports nutrition retailer devoted solely to sports nutritional supplements with over 70 locations coast to coast. Click here for Popeye's Supplements Victoria's current store flyer.
fitday.com - FitDay is a free online diet and weight-loss journal. The FitDay journal allows you to track your diet and activities with no guess work. This lets you take control of your diet and fitness and achieve your fitness goals.
HealthLinkBC.ca - Provides 24-hour, confidential non emergency health information and advice. Registered nurses are available to speak to you 24-hours a day; pharmacists are available from 5pm-9am every day, and dietitians from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. You will be asked for your Personal Health Number, but you will NOT be denied service if you don’t provide it. You can ask nurses any questions regarding health topics or procedures, identify symptoms, and get help deciding when you need to see a health professional. Translation services are available.
consumerlab.com - In addition to making you the local GNC's most informed customer, this site's independent study results are your best protection when venturing into the loosely regulated realm of supplements and sports nutrition. Since 1999, over 2100 products have been tested and the results have been published online to help consumers and healthcare professionals evaluate health, wellness, and nutrition products.
Medical / Health
cancer.ca - The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
heartandstroke.ca - The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.
bccdc.org - BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority that focuses on preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.
webmd.com - If you want information about a specific condition, illness or injury, you'll find it here. Their databases cover everything that can go wrong with the human body and they have an extensive section on prescription drugs.
mayoclinic.com - This site is owned by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, and the information is provided by doctors, scientists, nurses and other professionals. Get specific info about diseases, conditions, illnesses, injuries and health.
quackwatch.org - Aims to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct with a primary focus on advising the public on unproven or ineffective alternative medicine remedies.
www.hc-sc.gc.ca - Healthy Living - Main Page - Health Canada. Information, news and resources to support a healthy lifestyle; content for specific demographic groups (e.g. children, women, seniors); topical content (e.g. substance use and abuse, reproduction, injury prevention)
quitnet.com - A full-service Friendster for cigarette addicts. Set up a profile, then start getting support from successful quitters for free.
lululemon.com - lululemon athletica is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company with over 80 locations in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. Their clothes are designed for yoga, dancing, running, and many other activities.
runningroom.com - North America’s largest specialty Running & Walking Retailer of sporting goods, apparel and footwear, operating 92 corporately owned stores from coast to coast. They also offer an incredible number of services that offer clinics such as Walking, Learn to Run, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Training, Personal Best, and For Women Only Running Clinics.
aloyd.com - Over the past decade, Aloyd Fitness has established itself as the premier provider of fitness equipment on Vancouver Island.
hdosport.com - Created by athletes for athletes, this is the place to check out the best high-performance stuff on the market...mp3-player swim goggles, lightweight GPS devices, impact-reducing bike pants. If you're ever going to find a single gizmo that tells you the calories you're burning, your altitude, speed to .0001 of a second, and the score of the football game, it'll be here first.
drgreene.com - Alan Greene, M.D.,F.A.A.P provides thorough answers to pediatric health questions. Topics on childrens health include organics, ear infections, eating, nutrition, potty training, ADHD, bed-wetting and sleeping.
getprepared.ca - Prepare your family so you can be self-sufficient for 72 hours in case of a major emergency.
sexualityandu.ca - www.sexualityandu.ca is committed to providing you credible and up-to-date information and education on sexual health. This web site is made possible with the guidance and collaboration of a team of distinguished Canadian medical organizations, and is administered by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.