The ACSM promotes research, education, and applications of sports medicine
and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness,
health, and quality of life. Information on conferences, research grants,
memberships, ACSM certifications, and other topics is presented.
The Health and Fitness Journal is for the scientist and practitioner.
Information on the current issue, upcoming articles, and important new product
developments as well as trends in the health and fitness industry are all
provided at this site. Subscriber, and author instruction links can be found
here as well.
The mission of the CDC is to promote health and quality of life by preventing
and controlling disease, injury, and disability. The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, is an agency
of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Americans can substantially improve their health and quality of life
by including moderate amounts of physical activity in their daily lives.
Health benefits from physical activity are achievable for most Americans.
This site contains an executive summary, as well as a downloadable PDF of
the entire report.
This site has information on health and wellness lifestyles. The site
contains articles on cooking and nutrition, training, mental fitness, sports
medicine and more. Also, there are many interactive components including
an activity calorie calculator, fitness library, and fitness forum with
Even though this is a commercial site promoting a prescription diet
medication there is relevant and practical information relating to weight
loss. Included in this site is a BMI calculator that follows-up with a written
information relating to personal BMI results.
An interactive calorie calculator that figures energy expenditure during
activities based on body weight and duration of activity. Caloric expenditure
is listed for 158 activities in a variety of categories, including gym,
sport, outdoor, daily life, and occupational activities.