The City of Hurst began its community-wide wellness initiative, Healthy Hurst, in 2007 at the Hurst Recreation Center. Participants joined Hurst Mayor, Richard Ward, for a one-mile walk.
Afterward, participants registered for the Healthy Hurst program, toured the Recreation Center, took part in fitness equipment orientations, observed demonstrations of the Healthy Hurst website, and had wellness and nutrition questions answered by the City’s Employee Wellness Coordinator.
Our Healthy Hurst website will assist participants with increasing their personal level of health, wellness, and fitness. The information contained in these links will assist you with meal plans, nutrition information, fitness programs, and a wealth of wellness and health information: Nutrition, Health, Fitness, Just For Kids.
Healthy Hurst isn’t just about physical activity. It’s about mental, physical, and social health. Whether visiting a park, working out at the Hurst Recreation Center, or attending one our many city events, you actively being a part of Healthy Hurst.
Be sure to look for our multiple Healthy Hurst sponsored events, throughout the year. These events include the Eight to Great Challenge, Kids Triathlon, Dash ‘N Splash 1 mile & 5K run, and Walktober.
Get Fit! Change Your Sedentary Lifestyle!
The Hurst Recreation Center offers a wide variety of classes that can provide participants the opportunity to change their sedentary lifestyle to get fit, and stay active. For adults, here is just a sample of some of the classes that are available at the Hurst Recreation Center: Exercise, Aerobics, Hip Hop Dance, Spinning, Running Club, Judo, Martial Arts, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Belly Dancing. Additionally, Adult Dance Classes are held at the Brookside Center. For children, the following classes are also offered: Basketball, Soccer, Sports, Dance, Ballet, Tap, Judo, Martial Arts, and Gymnastics.
Where We Live
The current edition of the City of Hurst’s Where We Live magazine has information on all of the classes listed above.
Health and Wellness Resources
These 35 online Wellness destinations highlight government and nonprofit resources where citizens can turn for reliable and un-biased health information.
Get your free online diet journal and start tracking your foods, exercises, weight loss, and goals.
This site promotes and enhances the health of consumers. By focusing on healthy eating and active living in the most credible and enjoyable ways.
This is the world’s largest social network of food and entertaining enthusiasts. The Seattle-based site has served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions, practical cooking tips, and food advice.
- Taste of Home - Healthy Cooking Magazine
This site is the leading multi-platform provider of food, cooking and entertaining content, connecting home cooks with deeply engaging media that express the joy, comfort and community of food made with love.
- Fast Food Fact Finder
This web-site is full of great nutrition information from some fast foods restaurants. You can learn more than you ever wanted to know about calories and fat!
ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.
- Shopping List Tool
This web-site allows you to create your next healthy shopping list and make buying for health much simpler.
- Recipes and Healthy Cooking Guide
This web-site is a great place to find healthy recipes, learn how to modify your favorite recipes or create weekly menus.
- ChooseMyPlate.gov Food Groups
The USDA ChooseMyPlate website provides information on the five food groups that are essential for a healthy diet.
American Dietetic Association, provides the latest food and nutrition information.
- Recipes - Heart Healthy
Sponsored by the American Heart Association. An interactive cookbook with heart healthy recipes that allows you to choose meals from different categories to find just what you want!
- USDA Nutrient Database
Type in a specific food item and this website will provide you with all of the nutrients for the item including calories, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible
- American Heart Association
Information about heart disease, cholesterol, and heart-healthy recipes.
- National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Information about heart disease.
- The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Information about diabetes.
- American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association, information and recipes available. Información in Español
- American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society, information for patients, family, friends and survivors.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is the nation's premiere health promotion, prevention and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health. Its goals are to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.
- NIH Health Information
Provides information from the National Institutes of Health on Child and Teen Health, Men's Health, Minority Health, Women's Health, Senior Health and Wellness and Lifestyle.
Kidnetic.com is a great resource for raising a healthy child and offers a special section just for parents. Check out the Bright Papers and Frequently Asked Questions to get the facts about children and physical activity, healthy eating and self-esteem.
- SuperKids - Dole
Dole Food Company is a founding member of the national “5 A Day For Better Health” Program. Dole is a recognized leader in children’s nutrition education and programs that encourage children and their families to eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
- Body and Mind
BAM (Body and Mind) focuses on important topics like stress and physical fitness for ages 9-13. Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The U.S. Government's official web portal for kids of all ages. The site includes education videos, games, health and safety, and more.
Provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. KidsHealth has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents — each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources.
- President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
This is the health, physical activity, fitness and sports information website of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
- American Council on Exercise®
The American Council on Exercise® is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity.
This Canadian group's mission is to provide the World with healthy fitness tips and information, 100% free.
- BMI Calculator
This site allows you to calculate your body mass index and determine if you are at a healthy weight. Body mass index is based on weight and height.
- Ideal Weight Calculator
This web-site gives you an idea of your ideal weight for your height. This is just an estimation.
- Exercise Guide
This web-site is a virtual personal trainer giving you tips and ideas for working out different parts of the body.
- Stretch Guide
This web-site is a virtual personal trainer giving you tips on work-site stretches and exercises you can do at your desk.
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700 Mary Drive
Hurst, TX 76053