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Department of Public Health
Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health Program
3530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel: (213) 351-7887
Fax: (213) 351-0759
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News, Updates, Resources, and Links

In The News

  • Exercise and Fat Video

  • [11/12/09, Health Day]
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  • Cancer and Exercise Video

  • [11/09/09, Health Day]
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  • Passive Work Means Less Activity Off the Job, Too

  • [11/06/09, Reuters Health]


  • Fitness Fads After 45

  • [10/26/09, Reuters Health]


  • Brisk Walk Can Help Leave Common Cold Behind

  • [10/25/09, Healthday]


    Source from: MedlinePLUS
    For more articles, please visit: MedlinePLUS

    Downloadable Forms

    Children

  • CDC Physical Activity Level Examples


  • This sheet provides examples of moderate aerobic activity routines and vigorous aerobic activity routines.

  • Champions for Change: Physical Activity For Your Health, Your Neighborhood, Your Life


  • Is this guide to help increase physical activity in you, your community, and your family.

  • The Shape of Yoga


  • This is a nutrition and physical activity booklet for families. Shape of Yoga is a fun way for you and your family to exercise and learn about healthy food choices. This booklet is a simple way for you to teach others how to perform basic yoga.



    Adults
  • Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults


  • Created by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, this guide will help you incorporate physical activity into your life—your way. It can help you decide the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.

  • Report of the Surgeon General: Physical Activity and Health


  • Provides key messages, facts, and data about physical activity in adults

  • CDC Physical Activity Level Examples


  • This sheet provides examples of moderate aerobic activity routines and vigorous aerobic activity routines.

  • Champions for Change: Physical Activity For Your Health, Your Neighborhood, Your Life


  • Is this guide to help increase physical activity in you, your community, and your family.



    Older Adults
  • Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults


  • Created by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, this guide will help you incorporate physical activity into your life—your way. It can help you decide the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.

  • Report of the Surgeon General: Physical Activity and Health
    Provides key messages, facts, and data about physical activity in adults.

  • CDC Physical Activity Level Examples


  • This sheet provides examples of moderate aerobic activity routines and vigorous aerobic activity routines.

  • Los Angeles County Office of Senior Health


  • Find the latest news, information, and resources for older adults.

  • Champions for Change: Physical Activity For Your Health, Your Neighborhood, Your Life


  • Is this guide to help increase physical activity in you, your community, and your family.

  • AHRQ: Trends in Health Care Expenditures for the Elderly Age 65 and over: 2006 versus 1996


  • This statistical brief compares summary statistics on health care expenditures and expenditure distributions by type of service and source of payment for the elderly (age 65 and over) in 2006 relative to the elderly in 1996.



    Schools
  • Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People


  • Developed by CDC in collaboration with experts from other federal agencies, state agencies, universities, national organizations, and professional associations, these guidelines identify strategies most likely to be effective in helping young people adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

  • Asthma and Physical Activity in the Schools


  • The NIH and NHLIB created this document to help classroom teachers, physical education teachers, and coaches help their students participate fully and safely in sports and physical activities.

  • Bright Futures: Physical Activity


  • Bright Futures-At the University of Georgetown- provides this resource for developmental guidelines on physical activity for the periods of infancy through adolescence.

  • CDC Physical Activity Level Examples


  • This sheet provides examples of moderate aerobic activity routines and vigorous aerobic activity routines.

  • Champions for Change: Physical Activity For Your Health, Your Neighborhood, Your Life


  • Is this guide to help increase physical activity in you, your community, and your family.





    Faith Based Organizations
  • Health-e-AME: A Faith-based Physical Activity Initiative for African Americans in South Carolina


  • This is a research article about a faith-based physical activity intervention carried out in South Carolina.

  • Review of Literature for Group Dynamics and Faith Based Physical Activity Programs


  • This journal article reviews the literature on physical activity and health promotion in church settings.

  • Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People


  • Developed by CDC in collaboration with experts from other federal agencies, state agencies, universities, national organizations, and professional associations, these guidelines identify strategies most likely to be effective in helping young people adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

  • Asthma and Physical Activity in the Schools


  • The NIH and NHLIB created this document to help classroom teachers, physical education teachers, and coaches help their students participate fully and safely in sports and physical activities.

  • Bright Futures: Physical Activity


  • Bright Futures-At the University of Georgetown- provides this resource for developmental guidelines on physical activity for the periods of infancy through adolescence.

  • CDC Physical Activity Level Examples


  • This sheet provides examples of moderate aerobic activity routines and vigorous aerobic activity routines.

  • Champions for Change: Physical Activity For Your Health, Your Neighborhood, Your Life


  • Is this guide to help increase physical activity in you, your community, and your family.




    Health Professionals
  • Physical Activity and Health: A Report of the Surgeon General Executive Summary


  • Developed by CDC, this report is a comprehensive review of the available scientific evidence about the relationship between physical activity and health status.

  • Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People


  • Developed by CDC in collaboration with experts from other federal agencies, state agencies, universities, national organizations, and professional associations, these guidelines identify strategies most likely to be effective in helping young people adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

  • Asthma and Physical Activity in the Schools


  • The NIH and NHLIB created this document to help classroom teachers, physical education teachers, and coaches help their students participate fully and safely in sports and physical activities.

  • Bright Futures: Physical Activity


  • Bright Futures-At the University of Georgetown- provides this resource for developmental guidelines on physical activity for the periods of infancy through adolescence.

  • CDC Physical Activity Level Examples


  • This sheet provides examples of moderate aerobic activity routines and vigorous aerobic activity routines.

  • Champions for Change: Physical Activity For Your Health, Your Neighborhood, Your Life


  • Use this guide to help increase physical activity in you, your community, and your family.






    Tools

  • CDC BMI Calculator


  • This calculator provides BMI and the corresponding BMI weight status category. Use this calculator for adults, 20 years old and older.

  • Physical Activity Calorie Calculator


  • The Calorie Control Council developed this calculator to help you see how many calories you expend doing your favorite exercise or activity.

  • MyPyramid.gov: Inside the Physical Activity Pyramid



  • Click on this link to see how many calories you burn for different activities.

  • Make Your Calories Count


  • Developed by the FDA, Make Your Calories Count is an interactive learning program that provides consumers with information to help plan a healthful diet while managing calorie intake. The exercises will help consumers use the food label to make decisions about which food choice is right for them.

  • Make Your Calories Count


  • Developed by the FDA, Make Your Calories Count is an interactive learning program that provides consumers with information to help plan a healthful diet while managing calorie intake. The exercises will help consumers use the food label to make decisions about which food choice is right for them. The program is available as an interactive Training Module for download. PDFs and transcripts for printing and accessibility are also available.

  • Portion Disortion


  • Developed by the DHHS, NIH, and NHLBI, this interactive learning module helps you compare today's portion sizes with those from 20 years ago. Be amazed at how much portions have changed!

  • Girl's Health Body Mass Index Calculator


  • For girls ages 10-16: find out what your Body Mass Index is and what it means.


    For Schools & Faith Based Organizations
  • Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)


  • This CDC resource will help school districts conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of written physical education curricula, based upon national physical education standards.

  • The New California After School Program Quality Self-Assessment Tool


  • The California After School Network in collaboration with other agencies and organizations developed this tool to help after-school programs self-assess their program and make plans for program improvement, including in areas related to physical activity and nutrition.

  • Healthy Schools Product Navigator


  • The Alliance for a Healthier Generations (a collaboration between the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation) developed this free tool help schools create a shopping list of foods from companies that have agreed to produce and sell products to schools that meet the Alliance’s healthy snack guidelines.

  • Make Your Calories Count


  • Developed by the FDA, Make Your Calories Count is an interactive learning program that provides consumers with information to help plan a healthful diet while managing calorie intake. The exercises will help consumers use the food label to make decisions about which food choice is right for them. The program is available as an interactive Training Module for download. PDFs and transcripts for printing and accessibility are also available.

  • Portion Disortion


  • Developed by the DHHS, NIH, and NHLBI, this interactive learning module helps you compare today's portion sizes with those from 20 years ago. Be amazed at how much portions have changed!

  • Food Standards Calculator


  • Available for both middle and high school students, this tool was developed by California Project Lean to help schools determine if an individual food item would meet the food standards for calories, fat, saturated fat, and sugar established by California’s legislation (SB 12).

  • Policy and Advocacy Tools


  • The California Project Lean developed these tools to help schools improve their school nutrition and physical activity environment.

  • Kids Quiz


  • Test your student's knowledge about nutrition, fitness, health, physical education, sports, and other topics and trivia. Features include: answering a question each day with the chance for both the students and the teacher at the school to win weekly prizes in a drawing.


    Publications

  • Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Report:2008
    For health professionals and researchers, this report provides a comprehensive set of specific physical activity recommendations.


  • 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
    The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides science-based guidance to help Americans aged 6 and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity.


  • Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created this guide for persons aged 18 to 64 years.


  • California After School Physical Activity Guidelines
    The California Department of Education (CDE) and the California After School Resource Center (CASRC) developed these ten California After School Physical Activity (CASPA) Guidelines and corresponding tips, tools, and resources to enable every after school program to provide its students with the highest quality physical activity possible.


  • Guidelines for School and Community Programs to Promote Lifelong Physical Activity Among Young People
    Developed by CDC in collaboration with experts from other federal agencies, state agencies, universities, national organizations, and professional associations, these guidelines identify strategies most likely to be effective in helping young people adopt and maintain a physically active lifestyle.


  • Promoting Better Health for Young People Through Physical Activity and Sports: A Report to the President
    This report, Promoting Better Health for Young People Through Physical Activity and Sports, from the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education, and released by the White House, outlines ten strategies to promote health and reduce obesity through lifelong participation in enjoyable and safe physical activity and sports. Included is a bibliography and appendices of helpful materials.
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