and Fitness Research Links
Plus Health Information from the National Library of
Find news and press releases from the National Institutes
of Health, and general information and overviews on specific
topics, including research, nutrition, directories, journals
and newsletters, organizations, statistics,and new information
on exercise and fitness for all age groups.
Explore information resources on these topics and more:
exercise for seniors, prevention of heart diseases, mental
health, nutrition, preventing disease and staying healthy,
sports fitness, and sports injuries.
College of Sports Medicine
The college publishes several journals that report recent
research and new developments on physical fitness and the
health benefits of active living. The current contents of
these journals can be browsed online. Here are links to
two journals from ACSM.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Journal
The official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine,
features original investigations, clinical studies, and
comprehensive reviews on current topics in sports medicine
and exercise science. Original articles report on new educational
developments as well as sound physical fitness practices.
Readers can enhance their basic understanding about the
role of physical activity in human health and function.
& Fitness Journal
Articles in this journal are useful to fitness instructors,
personal trainers, exercise leaders, program managers and
other front-line health and fitness professionals. Its mission
is to promote and distribute accurate, unbiased, and authoritative
information on health and fitness. The journal covers all
aspects of exercise science and nutrition research.
Aging Partnership (AAP)
The American College of Sports Medicine, in partnership
with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the National
Institute of Aging (NIA), the American Association of Retired
Persons (AARP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), and the American Geriatric Society (AGS), has developed
the Active Aging Partnership (AAP). The mission of the AAP
is to advocate the need for physical activity in older adults
and to promote the benefits of physical activity for enhanced
quality of life. To find out more about this partnership,
click on this link:
statistics on the health and status of U.S. citizens?
How often do people in the U.S. exercise, and what are their
favorite forms of exercise? Explore these sites:
from Healthy People 2010
This site tracks the success of the Healthy People 2010
objectives developed to improve the health of Americans
by the year 2010, including the 10 leading health indicators,
major data sources, DATA2010 from the The National Center
for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. The data are updated quarterly.
Kaiser Family Foundation's State Health Facts Online
This site contains the latest state-level data on demographics,
health, and health policy, including health coverage, access,
financing, and state legislation. Visitors can compare data
for all the states on topics including Health Status (look
here for statistics on obesity)Health Costs Women's Health,
Minority Health, and more.
Activity and Good Nutrition: Essential Elements to Prevent
Chronic Diseases and Obesity At A Glance.
CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and
Health Promotion. Learn about CDC research to strengthen
knowledge of the role of physical activity and nutrition
in health. Link to the pdf file: