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Health, fitness, and nutrition resources

  • American Council on Exercise
    4851 Paramount Drive
    San Diego, California 92123
    (800) 825-3636
    The American Council on Exercise (ACE) provides a search engine on their website that can help you locate a certified exercise professional in your area.
  • American College of Sports Medicine
    P.O. Box 1440
    Indianapolis, IN 46206
    The American College of Sports Medicine is an organization that conducts research in the field of exercise science.
  • American Dietetics Association (ADA)
    216 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL 60606-6995
    (800) 366-1655
    The American Dietetic Association’s website features comprehensive nutrition information for the public, including a database of dieticians in your area.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)
    4770 Buford Hwy, NE
    Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
  • Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA)
    Comprehensive information about nutrition, physical activity, and numerous other health related topics.
  • Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition (CPAN)
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
    711 Washington Street, Suite 1320
    Boston, MA 02111
    Comprehensive information about nutrition, physical activity, and numerous other health related topics.
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
    1640 L St, Suite G
    Lincoln, NE 68508
    (888) 746-2378
    An organization where you can locate certified fitness professional in your geographical area.
  • Fifty-Plus Fitness Association
    P.O.Box 20230
    Stanford, CT 94309
    A national organization whose sole mission is to promote physical activity for older adults.

Musculoskeletal health resources

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    P.O. Box 1998
    Des Plaines, IL 60017
    (800) 824-BONES
    The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons is an organization that provides information for the public about orthopedic conditions and injury prevents. You can also use their website to search for an orthopedic surgeon in your area.
  • Arthritis Foundation
    PO Box 7669
    Atlanta, GA 30357-0669
    (800) 283-7800
    Comprehensive information for preventing and treating arthritis.
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation
    1150 17th St. N.W., Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20036
    (202) 223-2226
    Comprehensive information for preventing and treating osteoporosis.


  • Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Agina. Public Information Office. National Institutes of Health. Publication No. NIH 99-4258.
  • Biomarkers: The 10 Determinants of Aging You Can Control, by William Evans, PhD and Irwin Rosenberg, MD with Jaqueline Thompson (Simon & Schulster, 1991)
  • Strength Training Past 50, by Wayne Wescott, PhD (Human Kinetics, 1997)
  • Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis, Miriam Nelson, Kristin Baker, and Ronenn Roubenoff with Lawrence Lindner (Putnam, 2002)
  • The Wellness Guide to Lifelong Fitness, by Timothy P. White, PhD and the editors of the University of California at Berkley Wellness Letter (REBUS, distributed by Random House, 1993)
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