Health Facts Plus: Exercise and Physical Fitness

Health Facts Plus: Exercise and Physical Fitness

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Moderate Exercise Can Improve Women''s Cholesterol (12/26/2006, Reuters Health)

Being Active May Ward Off Prostate Cancer Death (12/25/2006, Reuters Health)

Diabetes Control Maintained with Exercise Training (12/18/2006, Reuters Health)

More News on Exercise and Physical Fitness

From the National Institutes of Health

Guide to Physical Activity (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) Tips to Help You Get Active (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

Exercise: 7 Benefits of Regular Physical Activity (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Exercise: A Healthy Habit to Start and Keep (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish Fitness Fundamentals: Guidelines for Personal Exercise Programs (President''s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports) Physical Activity for Everyone: Energize Your Life! (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion) Also available in Spanish Physical Activity in Your Daily Life (American Heart Association) Why Should I Be Physically Active? (American Heart Association) - Links to PDF

Slide Show: Core Exercises Strengthen Abs and Other Core Muscles (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Slide Show: Core Exercises with a Fitness Ball (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Slide Show: Gear Up to Fitness with Alternative Bicycles (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Slide Show: Stretches You Can Do in Your Office (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Slide Show: Take the Plunge with Aquatic Exercise (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Slide Show: Weight Training Exercises for Major Muscle Groups (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Exercise Counts: How Many Calories Will Your Activity Burn? (American Cancer Society) Fitness Quiz: Test Your Fitness Awareness (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Steps to a Healthier You (Dept. of Agriculture) Target Heart Rate Calculator (American Cancer Society)

10 Tips to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for You (President''s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports) Dehydration (Nemours Foundation) Also available in Spanish Eating and Exercise: Time It Right to Maximize Your Workout (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) How Can I Keep Track of Exercise and Eating? (American Heart Association) - Links to PDF

Aerobic Exercise: What 30 Minutes a Day Can Do for Your Body (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Core Exercises: Beyond Your Average Abs Routine (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Flexibility Exercises (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Running (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Strength Training: Get Stronger, Leaner and Healthier (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Stretching: Focus on Flexibility (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Trails for Health (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion) Walking: A Step in the Right Direction (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Also available in Spanish Weight-Training and Weight-Lifting Safety (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also available in Spanish

Active at Any Size (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Adjust to Your Workout: Why Warming Up and Cooling Down Help Keep You on the Go (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Aerobics & Your Feet (American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, American Podiatric Medical Association) Avoiding the Muscle Hustle: Tips for Buying Exercise Equipment (Federal Trade Commission) Also available in Spanish Exercise and Cold Weather: Stay Motivated, Fit and Safe (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Exercise Headaches (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Exercise: Calories Burned in 1 Hour of Exercise (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Exercise: When to Check with Your Doctor First (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Exercising for a Healthy Heart (Patient Education Institute) - Requires Flash Player Also available in Spanish Fitness on a Budget: Low-Cost Ideas for Shaping Up (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Fitness Programs: Staying Motivated (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Fitting in Fitness: Finding Time for Physical Activity (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Physical Activity and Weight Control (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) Product Purchase Recommendations (American College of Sports Medicine) Selecting a Fitness Facility: Match Your Needs to Ensure Success (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Summer Exercise: How to Keep Cool in Hot Weather (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Traveling for Business? Work in a Workout (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Walking Shoes: Features and Fit Can Keep You on the Move (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

ACSM Fit Society Page (American College of Sports Medicine)

Exercise Builds Bone Mass in Postmenopausal Women Whether or Not They Use Hormone Therapy (11/01/2003, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) Obesity as Compared with Physical Activity in Predicting Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women (01/31/2006, American Heart Association)

Physical Activity Terms (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)

American College of Sports Medicine ProFinder (American College of Sports Medicine) State-Based Physical Activity Program Directory (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Also available in Spanish President''s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Weight-Control Information Network (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

FASTATS: Exercise/Physical Activity (National Center for Health Statistics) U.S. Physical Activity Statistics: 2003 State Summary Data (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)

Female Athletic Triad (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Fitness & Bone Health for Women: The Skeletal Risk of Overtraining (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) Physical Activity (National Women''s Health Information Center) Physical Activity (Exercise) (National Women''s Health Information Center)

Stay Active and Feel Better (Healthy Roads Media) - Multi-language site

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View slideshow on:Exercising for a Healthy Heart

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National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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Date last updated: 27 December 2006 Topic last reviewed: 18 October 2006