Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier
WebMD

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine
WebMD

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion
    WebMD

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community
    WebMD

    Community

    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

fitness_19527486.jpg

"It wasn't that I was sick or anything. But I didn't have the energy I used to, and I was starting to worry about my future health."

That worry is what led Shellie, 39, to take a good, long look at her daily habits. "Staying in shape takes time," she said, "and time is what I just don't have as a single mom with a full-time job."

An office manager with an 8-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son, Shellie was at an unhealthy weight. And her blood pressure and cholesterol numbers were starting to creep up. That concerned her, because her mother has type 2 diabetes and her father died of a heart attack when he was just 48.

"I realized that I had put myself on the back burner for too long and it was time for me to make time for myself, even if it was just a few minutes a day," she said. "I wrote myself a note and taped it to my bathroom mirror. It said, 'I will take a 10-minute walk during my morning coffee break every day this week.'"

The next week, another note went up on the mirror. This one said, "I will take a 10-minute walk during my morning break AND my afternoon break every day this week." Those two walks added up to 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week, and she was delighted to find that they did NOT take any extra time out of her day.

One of her coworkers, Tara, started walking with Shellie during their breaks. "Tara wore a pedometer that kept track of how many steps she took. She had this contest with herself to see how many steps she could record during a regular work day. I wanted one of those gadgets!" Shellie said.

She got herself a pedometer and clipped it on every morning. At work she looked for every opportunity to get up and walk around. "I'd walk over to someone's desk instead of e-mailing or phoning them. Once in a while I'd walk up the stairs to the second floor just for no reason. It was actually fun to check my pedometer and see the numbers."

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Heart Rate Calculator

Ensure you're exercising hard enough to get a good workout, but not strain your heart.

While you are exercising, you should count between...

-
Beats
PER
Seconds

Heart Rate Calculator

Ensure you're exercising hard enough to get a good workout, but not strain your heart.

While you are exercising, you should count between...

-
Beats
PER
Seconds