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.
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
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
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.
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
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).
Guide to Health Resources: