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If you have a chronic medical condition please consult a physician before starting any exercise program.
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Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Cardiovascular Health Program
Division of Chronic Disease and
Injury Prevention
695 S. Vermont Ave., 14th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 351-7887
Fax: (213) 637-4879
pacvh@ph.lacounty.gov

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National Resources

National Resources


  • The Community Guide


  • This CDC website provides a systematic reviews of interventions in the following areas: Campaigns and informational approaches, Behavioral and social approaches, and Environmental and policy approaches.

  • Walk by Faith Promoting Healthy Congregations Assessment (PHC)
    This website was developed for Michigan faith-based organizations to assess themselves on how well they are doing at supporting healthier lifestyles among their congregations, increase their awareness of the types of steps congregations can take to promote better health among their members, and identify and further define actions congregations can take that will make a difference. However, it can be used to get ideas for your own congregation.

  • Physical Activity At School


  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed this website to help strengthen physical activity environments at schools and reduce childhood obesity. Research briefs, guides, reports, and tools, and toolkits are available.

  • President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports: For Groups


  • The President's Challenge is a program that encourages all Americans to make being active part of their everyday lives. This website provides a variety of information, resources and tools for organizations get their members physically active.

  • Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Older 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.

  • American Council on Exercise Get Fit! Health and Fitness Information


  • This website provides information a variety of fitness information, fitness videos, and other resources.

    California Resources

     


  • California Project Lean


  • California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) (CPL) is a joint program of the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute focusing on youth empowerment, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions. The website provides you with a wealth of resources, evaluations, articles and materials for promoting healthy eating and physical activity.

  • California Healthy Kids Resource Center


  • The California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC) maintains a comprehensive collection of reviewed health education materials for use by teachers, administrators, university faculty, LEA staff and other professionals who work with preschool through 12th grade students in school settings and after-school programs.

  • Children's Power Play Campaign Resources


  • The Network for a Healthy California offers tools and resources from their Children's Power Play! Campaign develops to help educate, motivate, and empower 9- to 11-year-old children to eat fruits and vegetables and be physically active. The materials are research-based, educator-friendly, and appealing to children.

    LA County Resources



  • LA County Be Active Resource Directory


  • Listed in this directory is information on nutrition and physical activity resources located throughout Los Angeles County. In addition, a wide variety of internet resources are included.

  • County of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation


  • Find information about the Department of Parks and Recreation.

  • Park Finder Locator Page


  • Find a park near you using this Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation locator page and click on the link to access "Play for Life" videos on YouTube.

  • Los Angeles County Nutrition Program


  • Check out this comprehensive website offering information on eating right and staying healthy. Find cookbooks, healthy eating guides, important healthy information, and a variety of other resources.

  • Champions for Change


  • The LA County Nutrition Program offers resources from the Network for a Healthy California Champions for Changephysical activity campaign.


    Downloadable Forms


  • 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.




    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


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

  • 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!

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