Physical Activity Information & Fact Sheets

U.S. Physical Activity Statistics
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)Leading … to Promote Health & Wellness (PDF)
California Park and Recreation Society

The Obesity Epidemic – How States Can Trim the ‘Fat’
National Governors Association

The President’s Challenge: Physical Activity and Fitness Award Program
The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Better Bicycling Fact Sheets
League of American Bicyclists

Exercise and Weight Control
The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Promoting Physical Activity Through Trails
Centers for Disease Control

Obesity Facts
American Heart Association

American Cancer Society Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines

American Cancer Society

Physical Activity and the Older Adult: Resources for People Working with Older Adults

Minnesota Department of Health

Physical Activity and Adults
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Physical Activity and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physical Activity and Older Adults
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Surgeon General’s Report: Adults
President’s Council on Physical Fitness

Surgeon General’s Report: Older Adults
President’s Council on Physical Fitness

Physical Activity and Academics

New Study Proves Physically Fit Kids Perform Better Academically

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

 

Fitness Boosts Brainpower

California Teachers Association

 

Healthy Students Perform Better In School

National School Boards Association

 

Healthy Kids Learn Better

Oregon School Boards Association

Tools and Techniques  

Model School Wellness Policies
National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA)

You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging
US Department Of Health and Human Services (NCPPA is a National Partner)

Taking Steps to Promote Walkable Communities
Active Community Environments

101Health Tips
The Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA)

Fitness Fundamentals
The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Calculate Your Exercise Heart Rate Range
American College of Sports Medicine

Calculate Your Body Mass Index
Intelihealth

Check Your Physical Activity and Heart Disease I.Q.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

‘Energy Calculator’ Can Help Kids Balance Diet, Exercise
Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine

Physical Activity Calorie Usage Chart
American Heart Association

Chronic Conditions, Diseases and Disabilities  
Moderate Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Colds
American College of Sports Medicine

AIDS:  Exercising with AIDS
American Council on Exercise

Asthma: Asthma and Physical Activity in School
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Asthma:  Exercise-Induced Asthma Facts
National Jewish Medical and Research Center  

Arthritis:  Exercise and Arthritis
American Council on Exercise

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Physical Activity
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

Disabilities (General):  Physical Activity Guidelines for People with Disabilities
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

Fibromyalgia:  Exercising with Fibromyalgia
American Council on Exercise

Lung Disease:  Exercise and Keep Active
American Lung Association

Multiple Sclerosis:  Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

Obesity:  Active at Any Size
National Institute for Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases

Spinal Cord Injuries:  Staying Active After a Spinal Cord Injury
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

Stroke:  Recover from a Stroke
American Council on Exercise

Child and Teen Health

BAM!  Body and Mind
This interactive CDC website is designed to give kids, 9–13 years old, the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. 
Centers for Disease Control

Economic Burden of Obesity in Youths Aged 6 to 17 Years: 1979–1999
PEDIATRICS Vol. 109 No. 5 May 2002, pp. e81

Physical Activity and Adolescents
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Powerful Bones, Powerful Girls
The National Bone Health Campaign

Surgeon General’s Report: Adolescents
President’s Council on Physical Fitness

TeensHealth.org
The Nemours Foundation

Women’s Health
Pregnancy:  Recommendations for Exercise During Pregnancy
WebMD

Surgeon General’s Report: Women
President’s Council on Physical Fitness

Men’s Health
Hey, Man: Want to Cut Your Risk of Prostate Cancer?
WebMD

Weight training: More than a hard body
Mayo Clinic  

 

Older Americans

American Association of Retired Persons

American Geriatrics Society

Active Aging Partnership

The National Council on the Aging
The National Institute on Aging

American Society on Aging

Worksite Health
Introducing Walk and Roll: A Guide to Active Transportation to, from and at the Workplace
The Active Living and Environment Program

Exercise at Your Desk
InteliHealth

Stay Fit on the Road
American Council on Exercise

Certification
Accredited Athletic Training Education Programs
National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Accreditation Standards for Park Recreation Programs
National Recreation & Park Association

Becoming a Certified Park and Recreation Professional
National Recreation & Park Association

Becoming a Certified Fitness/Athletic Trainer
American Council on Exercise

Careers in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science
American College of Sports Medicine

List of Accredited Park Recreation Programs
National Recreation & Park Association

Careers in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science
American College of Sports Medicine

What is Health Education?  What is a “CHES”?
Society for Public Health Education 

Community Design
American Planning Association
American Public Transportation Association
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Centers for Disease Control:  Active Community Environments
Center for Livable Communities
Center for Neighborhood Technology-Strategies for Livable Communities
Federal Highway Administration
National Center for Bicycling and Walking
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Safe Communities Service Center
Partnership for a Walkable America
Project for Public Spaces
Smart Growth Network
Urban Land Institute
Victoria Transport Policy Institute:  Online TDM Encyclopedia
Walkable Communities, Inc.

Other Resources
Chronic Disease Prevention Database
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
The Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP) databases were developed to provide access to information on chronic disease prevention and health promotion to health professionals responsible for supporting, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating chronic disease prevention and risk reduction efforts.

www.activelivingleadership.org
Active Living Leadership- Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

Bulletin of Graduate Programs Now Available Online
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

State-Based Physical Activity Program Directory
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

50 Million by 2010:  The Fitness Industry’s Plan for Growth
International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association

American Journal of Health Promotion

Circulation
American Heart Association

Health and Fitness Journal
American College of Sports Medicine

Human Kinetics

Medline

P.E. Central:  The Premier Website for Health and Physical Education Teachers

Active Living Network

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