Resources

Find other helpful sites here to provide you with great wellness information and tools to reach optimal health.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov
Collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.

World Health Organization (WHO) www.who.int
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

American Heart Association (AHA) www.heart.org
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

National Institute for Health (NIH) www.nih.gov
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN)  www.fitness.gov
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is a committee of up to 25 volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secertary of Health and Human Services about opportunities to develop accessible, affordable and sustainable physical activity, fitness, sports and nutrition programs for all Americans regardless of age, background, or ability.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) www.acsm.org
ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 45,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

Medical Fitness Association www.medicalfitness.org
The Medical Fitness Association, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1991 to assist medically integrated health and fitness centers achieve their full potential. The Association is a professional membership organization whose mission is to ascertain and respond to the needs of medically integrated centers throughout the world. As a resource to the medical fitness industry, Medical Fitness Association is 100% focused on medical fitness, and is the first association to have focused on hospital fitness and wellness. Medical fitness is our #1 mission–and our only mission.

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) www.nsca-lift.org
As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, the NSCA supports and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly known as American Dietetic Association) www.eatright.org
TheAcademyofNutritionand Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.

Myplate www.choosemyplate.gov
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives: Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.

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