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American Physical Therapy Association
Exercise tips for the young at heart. For consumers; this site gives tips on warm up and stretching for various activities including walking, jogging, gardening, golf and travel; graphics included.
Book of Body Maintenance and Repair. For consumers; fitness guide, exercise book, and health care manual updated with revised drawings;
tells everything you ought to know about keeping your body in peak physical condition.
Best Practices in Physical Activity. For professionals; first brief in a series; developing, implementing and sustaining community-based programs for older adults; NCOA.
CDC reports on strength training among adults aged 65 years and older. For consumers and professionals. American College of Sports Medicine recommends training two or more days a week as part of a comprehensive physical activity program.
Exercise for Older Adults . For consumers; exercises for lower body range of motion, to increase flexibility in the ankle joint; Geriatrics.
Programs, Initiatives, and Publications. For professionals,
provides information on several Federal Programs.
An online newsletter about food, nutrition and food safety
for consumers. University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
in Lancaster County. In the April 2004 issue: "Increase Your
Calorie Salary" for some creative ways to build more walking
into daily activities, using as motivation "Use Your Feet
More So You Can Eat More!".
People 2010. Challenges, barriers, and strategies
for meeting the Healthy People 2010objectives for physical
activity and fitness.
People 2010 Area 22. For professionals, provides physical
activity data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS),
CDC, and NCHS.
Inventory of Qualitative Research. For professionals; info on qualitative studies in nutrition and physical activity; CDC.
NIH Senior Health. For professionals and consumers, a website includes a wealth of information on physical activity for the older adult. National Institute on Aging.
Physical Activity & Fitness Progress Review. (2004). For professionals, a power point presentation gives up to date information on the physical activity and fitness progress for adults in the US. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Physical Inactivity Cost Calculator. For professionals; tool for calculating financial cost of physically inactive people in your community, citiy, state or business; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Small Steps to Better Health. For professionals and consumers, the website provides information on ways to integrate better eating and activity habits into one's life one by one. Health and Human Services.
Women's Fitness Planner. For consumers, this information helps women determine if they are getting enough physical activity to optimize health. It is based on a behavior change model with messages tailored to the user's current level of activity and gives suggestions on how to improve, if necessary.
2nd Edition, Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic
Diseases and Disabilities
(2003). For professionals and consumers, this book
includes eight new conditions and features updated information,
current research, and the latest scientific developments emphasizing
on chronic diseases. Nutrition
Counseling Education Services. (877) 623-7266.
Heart Association Guide for improving cardiovascular health
at the community level: (2003). For professionals,
this Guide provides a statement for public health
practitioners, healthcare providers, and health policy makers
from the American Heart Association expert panel on population
and prevention science. Circulation.
(2003). For professionals and consumers, this video
helps older adults improve physical function and the ability
to perform the activities of daily living. Wellness Reproductions
& Publishing, LLC. (800) 669-9208.
Your Physical Activity & Heart Disease I.Q. For
consumers, a 2-page true-false quiz covers exercise myths
and information on ways to improve heart health. NHLBI. (301)
and Your Heart: A Guide to Physical Activity. For
consumers, this pamphlet provides practical guidelines for
starting and staying on your own exercise program. NHLBI.
Exercises & Movement For Frail People (2003).
For professionals, this kit is an exercise program
designed specifically for frail people. Wellness Reproductions
& Publishing, LLC. (800) 669-9208.
For professionals and consumers, this website provides
information and tips on physical fitness, nutrition, prevention
and how to make healthy choices. U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services. (877) 696-6775.
People to Be Active (2003).
For professionals and consumers, this book describes
proven methods for helping people change from inactive to
active living. Nutrition
Counseling Education Services. (877) 623-7266.
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability.
professionals and consumers, this website
the health benefits that can be gained from participating
in regular physical activity.
Active for Life Handbook
(2002). For professionals and consumers, this handbook
instructs how to work at least 30 minutes of physical activity
into your daily routine, tailoring your activities to fit
your needs and lifestyle. AARP.
Counsil of California
Description: Women's Fitness Planner-Being
physically active is one of the best ways to stay healthy.
The Women's Fitness Planner will help you determine
if you are getting enough activity to optimize your health.
Contact: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Video from the National Institute on Aging
Description: Older people who hibernate during
chilly months could lose stamina, strength, and flexibility.
The NIH’s home exercise program helps you stay fit while you
stay warm. This video is based on medical research and
“road tested” by scores of older Americans. The exercise
program emphasizes endurance exercises, strength exercises,
flexibility, and balance exercises. To view an on-line
clip of the exercise video go to http://www.maillist.org/exercise
Contact: National Institute on Aging
NIAIC, Dept. BR
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
Cost: Exercise book & video: $7.00
SeniorStyle. For consumers, this set of videotapes
are designed to help senior adults succeed at an exercise
program. The videos feature both seated and standing exercises
done to original, upbeat music. Wellness
Reproductions & Publishing, LLC. (800) 669-9208.
and Fat: The Science and the Practice (2001)
Description: This is an audiotape from
the October 21 session from the American Dietetic Association's
2001 Food & Nutrition Conference & Exhibition in St.
Contact: Sound Images, Inc.
7388 S. Revere Parkway Suite 806
Englewood, CO 80112-3996
Phone: 303-649-1811; Fax 303-790-4230
Cost: $ 11.00 for 1 audiotape, $18.00 for 2
Forever Senior Exercise. For professionals, this video
provides a well-rounded, medically appropriate exercise program
for older adults. Fitness Forever. (800) 985-5185.
Description: This is an on-line fitness and
Contact: 4160 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010, U.S.A.
Phone: 323- 964-4800
First Workout with Weight for Older Adults (2002)
Description: A medically approved strength
training exercise video. Designed to improve strength,
flexibility, balance and arthritic conditions. Item #WTA72478.
Contact: Wellness Reproductions & Publishing,
135 Dupont Street P.O Box 760
Plainview, NY 11803-0760
Phone: 800-669-9208 (toll-free)
Physical Activity: A Report on Recommendations of the Task
Force on Community Preventative Services
Description: This report includes recommendations
on two informational approaches, three behavioral and social
approaches, and one intervention to increase physical activity
by using environmental and policy approaches, and how to apply
the interventions locally.
Contact: Center for Disease Control
than Movement (November 2000)
Description: This video displays real-life
activity sessions, along with insights and tips from the author's
own experience, which provide invaluable training in group
therapeutic recreation. Learn simple methods and techniques
to: raise participant involvement and enjoyment; break the
ice in new groups; adapt activities to all ability levels;
set the desired mood and tone. Ideal for anyone who wants
to add multifaceted activities to his or her program. Video
is 30 minutes.
Contact: Health Professionals Press
PO Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
Than Movement for Fit to Frail Older Adults (2002)
Description: This book provides
professionals with creative activities for the body, mind
and spirit to encourage movement among older adults of varying
abilities. Professionals in adult care centers, hospital programs,
senior centers, nursing homes, and other group settings will
benefit from these easy-to-lead activities. Valuable guidelines
are provided for helping clients to sharpen perceptual skills,
reawaken senses and increase social action, rediscover creativity
and share oral stories, master relaxation and stress management
techniques, improve balance, flexibility and strength, enhance
joint articulation and range of motion. Item #WTA72388.
Contact: Wellness Reproductions & Publishing,
135 Dupont Street
P.O Box 760
Plainview, NY 11803-0760
Phone: 800-669-9208 (toll-free)
Montana Toward a Fit Future ~ Start today for a healthy weight
Description: Eat Right Montana (ERM), a coalition
promoting healthful eating and active lifestyles, is pleased
to announce the fourth year of its award-winning Healthy Families
media campaign with the theme: Moving Montana Toward
a Fit Future ~ Start today for a healthy
weight. During 2002, free monthly packets
-- available in electronic format only-- will focus on
a healthy weight from a developmental perspective. Each month
will feature advice on moving toward a healthy weight (with
delicious nutrition and fun fitness) for different age groups.
Contact: Mary A. Musil, MS, RD
President, Montana Dietetic Association
Helena, MT 59624
Center on Physical Activity and Disabilities
Audience: Professionals and Consumers
Description: This website is full of
information related to physical activity and disabilities,
in various formats. Resources include: Slide show presentation,
Research articles, Fact sheets, Discussion groups and many
Contact: National Center on Physical Activity
and Health For Older Americans: Food, Fitness, and Fun from
50 Forward (1998)
from 50 Forward: An Exercise Manual for Older Adults
Description: This manual, based on current
research in the field, provides advice and guidance to those
doing the exercises and those leading the exercises. Especially
geared to persons over 50. Illustrated.
Cost: $ 8.95 ADA members, $ 10.50 nonmembers.
Bands for Resistance Training (1998)
Description: Easy to use, easy to carry.
These bands provide the link between Fitness from 50
Forward and successful fitness activities.
Cost: $ 5.95 ADA members, $ 6.95 nonmembers.
Contact: The American Dietetic Association
216 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60606-6995
Phone: 800-877-1600 ext. 5000
Activity and Good Nutrition: Essential Elements to Prevent
Chronic Diseases and Obesity (2002). For
professionals and consumers, this report addresses
the importance of physical activity and good nutrition to
prevent the risks of chronic diseases and obesity. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (770) 488-5820.
For professionals and consumers, this video is a hospital-based
program featuring exercises that will enhance and maintain
the good health and fitness of seniors.
Reproductions & Publishing, LLC. (800) 669-9208.
Together: Move More, Eat Better (2001)
Audience: Consumers and Professionals
Description: This national program encourages
black women to maintain a healthy weight by becoming more
physically active and eating healthier foods. Sisters Together
began as a pilot community awareness program in Boston between
1995-1998. On-line materials are available for the program.
Contact: The National Institute of Diabetes
and Digestive Diseases
Physical Activity Flyer
Description: The Senior Nutrition Activity Program
features in this patient education flyer guide for
physical activity, simple and valuable information about walking,
exercise and arthritis, exercise your brain, balance, exercise
for visually impaired people, and flexibility and fitness.
Contact: Janet Gold
Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita
Activity Pyramid for People Over 60 (1998)
Description: *This brochure is based
on the best-selling Activity Pyramid. This lively, colorful
3 panel brochure outlines the importance of specific physical
activities to promote successful aging. Along with increasing
general physical activity, it also emphasizes aerobic, flexibility
and strength exercises.
Full-sized version of the Activity Pyramid for People Over
These powerful teaching tools outline the importance of specific
physical activities to promote successful aging. Both the
slide and transparency are full color.
Contact: Park Nicollet Health Resource
Cost: $0.40, Brochure (Minimum order 50)
Arts/Fitness Quality of Life Activities Program CB Clements,
Ed.D (April 1998)
Description: This program does it all
- art, dance, drama, and fitness activities - and is still
flexible enough to be used in any setting: nursing facility,
senior center, adult day care center, or group home. Included
are: tips for facilitators, adaptations for varying abilities,
activity supply lists, and seasonal/holiday activities. Nearly
150 activities are presented in a 12-month calendar.
Contact: Health Professionals Press
PO Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
Role of Exercise in Weight Management
Description: This video stresses the importance
of exercise in a successful weight management program; makes
viewers aware of latest advice on benefits of activity even
when fitness target levels are not reached; advice on how
to integrate activity and exercise. Videotape length: 20 minutes.
Item #190. Available in Spanish.
Contact: National Health Video
11312 Santa Monica Blvd. #5
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Cost: $89.00 + shipping/handling
To Your Health! Food and Activity Tips for Older Adults
Description: This is an information program
for healthy adults 55 years and older who are active, independent,
and who shop for food. It promotes knowledge and awareness
of the relationships among healthful food choices, staying
active and well-being. It communicates these key messages
to older adults: Good nutrition combined with regular physical
activity can help you live well longer, Eating well and staying
active can help reduce health risks, and You can benefit from
eating well and staying active at any age. This guide provides
program planners with easy-to-implement materials and resources
to help adults recognize their changing nutritional needs
and to choose accordingly. This guide can be used by program
planners in Senior centers, Retirement communities, Public
health agencies, Wellness Centers, Businesses,volunteer agencies,
Contact: Food Marketing Institute
800 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006-2701
Cost: To Your Health! Supermarket Program:
$25.00 (used by supermarket operators)
To Your Health! Community Program: $25.00 (used by program
To Your Health! Eat Well: $20.00 per 100
To Your Health! Stay Active: $175.00 per 1000
and Physical Activity Website (CDC) <www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/>
Center on Physical Activity and Disability <http://www.ncpad.org/dbssrchhlp.htm>