Many individual and community physical activity programs
have been developed. The following resources provide free or low cost materials and
guidebooks for personal use, and for worksite wellness and community programs.
Be a Player, Get Up and Play an Hour a Day - Physical Activity Media form HealthierUS.gov
The Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research
Bicycle Federation Pedestrian Issues
Wellness Councils of America
National Center on Physical Activity
features NCPADs Research Citation Database, which contains references
for journal articles, newsletters, book excerpts, and hyperlinks to websites as well as NCPADs
Fact Sheets and Bibliographies on topics relating to specific activities and
disabilities. NCPADs website also provides a national resource directories of facilities,
programs, and events concerned with physical activity and disability.
National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA)
National Association for
Sport and Physical Education
Choose To Move, is a fun, free and flexible
physical activity program developed for women. It lasts 12 weeks and is designed to help participants
gradually increase their physical activity levels to 30 minutes on most days of the weeka level
shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Please share with friends, family and clients
that may have access to the internet.
Community Preventive Services Recommendations regarding physical
activity. The Guide to Community Preventive Services evaluates evidence on the effectiveness of
population-based interventions that have been used in communities to increase physical activity. Each
recommendation is based on the strength of the evidence of effectiveness found during systematic reviews.
Decision makers should consider these evidence-based recommendations and local needs, goals, and
constraints when choosing appropriate interventions.