Physical Activity

Tools and Resources for Individual Education

Select a section:

  1. Populations

Age

Older Adults

The First Step to Active Health
http://firststeptoactivehealth.com
This website provides an evidence-based, progressive activity program designed to improve health and functional ability, to promote independence, and to help prevent chronic disease and disability in adults over age 50.

Children and Adolescents

GoGirlGo!
http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/en/home/programs/gogirlgo
Go Girl World is an interactive site for girls who participate in sports to communicate with each other and advocate for women in sports. Features include a message board, an action center, an advice column, and more.
     
Kids Health - Staying Healthy
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/
This section of the Kids Health website provides a series of articles information and tips to kids to help them stay fit.

Gender

Fit for Two – Tips for Pregnancy
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/two.htm
Fit for Two is a publication that provides information for pregnant women to help them stay fit. Nutrition information as well as facts about physical activity during pregnancy is included.

girlshealth.gov
http://www.girlshealth.gov/
This site provides information about being physically active.

GoGirlGo!
http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/en/home/programs/gogirlgo
Go Girl World is an interactive site for girls who participate in sports to communicate with each other and advocate for women in sports. Features include a message board, an action center, an advice column, and more.
     
Weight-control Information Network (WIN) 'Sisters Together Move More, Eat Better Program'
http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/SisPrmGuide2.pdf
The (WIN ) website provides up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.

Disabilities

Disabled Sports USA – Tai Chi
http://www.disabledsportsusa.org/resources/adaptive-sports/
This section of the Disabled Sports USA site includes instructions on how to perform modified Tai Chi for individuals with disabilities.
     
Illness and Disability
http://www.girlshealth.gov/
This site provides information for girls who have illnesses or disabilities and physical activity that they can participate in.

The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
http://www.ncpad.org/
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability provides resources and tools for individuals with disabilities who are interested in physical activity.

I Can Do It, You Can Do It
http://www.hhs.gov/od/physicalfitness.html
I Can Do It, You Can Do It is a physical activity program to improve the health of children with disabilities.

  1. Settings

    Worksite-based

    Center for Disease Control 'A Personal Empowerment Plan'
    http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/pep.htm
    The Personal Empowerment Plan is a 12-week self-directed, worksite program to promote healthy eating and moderate physical activity. The program materials include workbooks targeting employees based on their readiness to change.

  2. Other Tools/Resources

    Fit for Two – Tips for Pregnancy
    http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/two.htm
    Fit for Two is a publication that provides information for pregnant women to help them stay fit. Nutrition information as well as facts about physical activity during pregnancy is included.

    Kids Health - Staying Healthy
    http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/
    This section of the Kids Health website provides a series of articles information and tips to kids to help them stay fit.

    Disabled Sports USA – Tai Chi
    http://www.disabledsportsusa.org/resources/adaptive-sports/
    This section of the Disabled Sports USA site includes instructions on how to perform modified Tai Chi for individuals with disabilities.

    The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
    http://www.ncpad.org/
    The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability provides resources and tools for individuals with disabilities who are interested in physical activity.

    Shape Up America '10,000 Step Program'
    http://www.shapeup.org/resources/10ksteps.html
    The Shape-Up America website is dedicated to providing information on being physically active and eating healthy to both consumers and health professionals.


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