Physical Activity Resources
There are many organizations that offer credible and practical resources on physical activity. Use these resources for ideas on how to incorporate activity into your daily life.
From the National Institute on Aging, learn the benefits of exercise for older adults, how to get started, exercises to try, and how to stay active.
Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign, from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life.
HealthFinder has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you reliable health information.
The Federal Government issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in 2008. These guidelines describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.
The CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity provides physical activity strategies and resources for state and local programs to make healthy living easier for all Americans.
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement, from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children ages 8 to 13 maintain a healthy weight.
The Youth Compendium of Physical Activities provides a list of 196 common activities in which youth participate and the estimated energy cost associated with each activity. Launched by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research in collaboration with CDC, NIH, USDA, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Disability.gov is the federal government website for people with disabilities, their families, friends and the organizations that serve them. The site connects you to important information about disability benefits, health care and housing programs, as well as tools and resources for students making the transition from high school to college or work.