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The following WWW sites have been chosen for use as resources relating to the subject matter covered in this learning chapter. Because the WWW is a dynamic, fast changing resource, there may be additional sites not listed here, which may contain useful information, images, lab exercises, etc. If you choose to use additional sites make certain that they are authored by professional, knowledgeable entities. The WWW can be a source of bad, as well as good information. Clicking on sites advertised within the primary site may lead to information promoted by businesses for marketing purposes and may be misleading. You are not required to use sites that charge fees. Please inform your instructor of problems with any of the sites.

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Shape Up America: http://www.shapeup.org
This site, by Ex-U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Coop, is really neat. It has just the right amount of information to be easily used and some great fitness assessments you can complete yourself to have the site interpret for you. This is a must site to hit!

Fitness Partner Connection Jumpsite: http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/
A huge fitness site with a searchable library, links to other sites, and a caloric expenditure calculator. A good place to start a search on fitness-related topics.

Georgia State University Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Website:  http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwfit/
This site contains research-based information on fitness: aerobic, strength, and flexibility training, exercise adherence, nutrition and body composition, and advice for special populations. Another must site to visit if you are developing your own fitness program.

Wellness Interactive Network: http://www.stayhealthy.com
A good place to start an information search because it links to so many other good sites--allowing the student an overview of the many additional sites available for inspection. This comprehensive wellness site includes links to all aspects of health and wellness. It contains a good health risk assessment questionnaire, a searchable database for drug/medical information, electronic newsletters, and information concerning electronic mailing lists and newsgroups.

Sympatico: http://www.ns.sympatico.ca/healthyway
Includes articles about health/fitness, book reviews, and links to other nutrition, fitness, and wellness sites.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM): http://www.acsm.org
The worlds most well-respected sports medicine organization. Position statements dealing with exercise are authoritative and often utilized by other organizations. Site contains organizational, educational and professional certification information.

American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD): http://www.aahperd.org
Authoritative source in U.S., especially public school-related fitness issues. Site contains organizational, educational and professional certification information.

International Association of Fitness Professionals (IDEA):
This site contains educational and professional development information for fitness professionals.

American Council on Exercise (ACE): http://www.acefitness.org
Provides educational and certification information for fitness professionals.

Wellness Web: http://www.wellweb.com
Substantive reports on
dozens of health issues as well as links to other sites related to health.

Lifeline Health Page: http://www.lifelines.com
Produced by Lifeline, this new-wave site contains information on healthy lifestyle choices, an online version of the Healthstyle Newsletter, and the Lifeline Library (featuring brief, health-related articles).

BCPL's Net Guide to Health Resources:  http://www.bcpl.lib.md.us/centers/health.html
A good place to start searching for information and activities. This site contains a large number of links to other wellness/health resources such as web sites, books, etc.

Medsite.com: http://www.medsite.com
A large search engine of health/medical topics. Well indexed.