Useful Resources

There are many organizations that offer credible and practical resources on physical activity. Use these resources for ideas on how to incorporate activity into your daily life.

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults
From the National Institute on Aging, learn the benefits of exercise for older adults, how to get started, exercises to try, and how to stay active.
Go4Life
Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign, from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life.
HealthFinder
HealthFinder has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you reliable health information.
Let's Move!
Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity in a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. The website offers tips for families, community leaders, schools, mayors and local leaders, chefs, and health care providers on what they can do to end childhood obesity.
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The Federal Government issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in 2008. These guidelines describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.
President's Challenge Exit Disclaimer
The President's Challenge Physical Activity, Nutrition and Fitness Awards program is the long-standing program PCFSN administered through a co-sponsorship agreement with the Amateur Athletic Union. The President's Challenge helps people of all ages and abilities improve their fitness, physical activity, and nutrition habits through a suite of recognition programs to help Americans of all ages live healthier lives.
State-Based Physical Activity Program Directory
The state-based directory provides information about physical activity programs involving state departments of health.
We Can!
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement, from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children ages 8 to 13 maintain a healthy weight.
Disability.gov
Disability.gov is the federal government website for people with disabilities, their families, friends and the organizations that serve them. The site connects you to important information about disability benefits, health care and housing programs, as well as tools and resources for students making the transition from high school to college or work.

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