On the Net
New Year's resolutions with Web connections
December 30, 1996
Web posted at: 5:30 p.m. EST
From Correspondent Brian Nelson
ATLANTA (CNN) -- Keeping at least three of the New Year's
most common resolutions may not be quite so difficult, thanks
to some electronic help, via the World Wide Web.
Lose weight now, here's how
Want to lose weight? Try Shape Up America, Dr. C. Everett Koop's effort
to help people get into shape and live a healthier lifestyle.
The site's Body Mass Index can determine if you're
overweight, and risking your health. The site also includes
links to other electronic publications with tips getting and
staying in shape.
Sunk in the mire of debt?
If the weight of debt is your worry, the Consumer Credit
Counseling Service offers help. Its Web site has money management and
financial planning advice for every member of the family --
as well as counseling on what makes a realistic budget.
The Loan Calculator will help determine the feasibility of
your financial plans.
And there's also the "don't miss" quiz that can tell you if
you're misusing your credit cards.
Kick the habit
And for those who smoke, there may well be as many
helpful Web sites as brands of cigarettes. NicNet from the University of
Arizona is a comprehensive resource center for tobacco and
And there's a library section with literature on the Web of
related health and legal issues, and updates on the latest
tobacco research from the university and around the world.
See previous On the Net reviews.
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