Healthy Forms Offers Waist Hip Ratio and other Health Calculators

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New site lets consumers check vital health stats and provides the latest health information and tips for improving diet and fitness.

ISL Consulting today launched the new health website http://www.HealthyForms.com to bring health tools to the fingertips of savvy health consumers. It features a Waist-Hip, Heart Rate and Body Fat calculators to help users better understand their body’s measurements and offers helpful advice and suggestions. The Waist-Hip calculator takes advantage of recent research which indicates this ratio to be an important predictor of health risks, more accurate than the ubiquitous body mass index (BMI) calculators on the Internet. The site also features information on eating nutritious and well-balanced meals plus tips on dieting, exercise and overall fitness. A regularly updated news section pulls together important, consumer-relevant health information that is also available through RSS feed at http://www.healthyforms.com/health-news/atom.xml.

"HealthyForms.com offers tools to help people better understand what their bodies are telling them about their health," said Amy Brotman, Senior Producer at ISL and leader of the team that developed the site. "We think our easy to use tools and well-explained information will be a great resource for women and men everywhere," she added.

A section on physical activity offers a plan to get people started down the path to regular exercise. It offers a number of tips and benefits to help prod consumers towards taking real steps towards what is almost everyone’s most desired - but in reality least acted upon goal in life - improving their overall health . The new site hopes to be a one stop shop for consumers interested in improving their overall health-from the latest up-to-the-minute health news and research to how these new finding can be incorporated into consumer's diet and exercise regimen. The site also features links to other helpful and related health sites. A number of future enhancements are planned, including a health tracker, more calculators, and possible poll and user feedback features.

"There are many health sites out there," said Lauren Larson, the ISL Producer who oversees HealthyForms.com on a daily basis, "but few of them are truly user friendly and properly take advantage of new web tools like Flash. We want to change all that."

ISL Consulting is an award-winning web design and development firm that has worked for many of the world's leading health publishers including Wolters Kluwer, Yahoo! Health, Thomson Healthcare and others. Recently one of its physician-focused client health sites, ControlHypertension.org built for Thomson Healthcare, won two E-Healthcare Leadership Awards. ISL used its ten years of experience in creating content and applications for professional and consumer healthcare websites in building HealthyForms.com.

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