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Fitness and Sports Nutrition

A variety of fitness and sports nutrition topics and resources from organizations and institutes that specialize in sports medicine and exercise science research.

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Information on exercise for larger people, focusing on exercise safety and health benefits. Also in PDF|3.24 MB.

DHHS. CDC. National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Topics provide information about the importance of physical activity and how to make it an enjoyable part of life.

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Systematic reviews of physical activity interventions to improve health and prevent disease in communities. Includes campaigns and informational approaches, behavioral and social approaches and environmental and policy approaches.

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Visit for information on muscular strength, endurance and flexibility activities throughout the lifecycle and across gender and ethnicity. Read about issues and trends, disparities, and barriers to access.

DHHS, President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Links to organizations that offer credible and practical resources on physical activity. These resources are for communicating how to incorporate activity into daily life.