Physical activity

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Tips for Kids With Type 2 Diabetes: Be Active 12/17/07

This fact sheet provides information about staying active for children with diabetes.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Why is being active so important?
  • What types of activity are good to do?
  • What should you do before exercising?
  • How much exercise do you need to do?
  • How can your family and friends help?
  • What if you don’t like to exercise?
  • Take charge of your diabetes.
  • What are some things parents can do...
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005: Key Recommendations for the General Population 12/17/07

This tool summarizes the key recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, which provide authoritative advice about how good dietary habits can promote health and reduce the risk for major chronic diseases in people 2 years and older.

This document addresses the following topics:

  • Adequate nutrients within calorie needs
  • Weight management
  • Physical activity
  • Food groups to encourage
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates...
Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) 12/17/07

The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) can assist personnel in State and regional education agencies, school districts, and schools to assess how closely their written curricula (locally developed or commercially prepared) align with national standards, guidelines, and best practices for high-quality physical education programs.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • Instructions
  • Preliminary curriculum considerations
    • Curriculum...
MyPyramid--Getting Started 12/17/07

This tool provides information to help consumers navigate through the new MyPyramid food guidance system, an interactive tool that helps Americans make healthy food choices and be active every day.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • MyPyramid symbol – Explains the messages in the MyPyramid symbol
  • MyPyramid’s basic messages – Gives consumers MyPyramid’s basic messages about healthy eating and physical activity
  • MyPyramid Plan – Helps consumers find the...
Physical Activity Evaluation Handbook 12/17/07

This 73-page handbook provides tools that State and local agencies and community-based organizations can use to evaluate physical activity programs. These tools are designed to help users demonstrate program outcomes and continuously improve physical activity promotion programs.

This handbook includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Six steps for evaluating physical activity programs
    • Engage stakeholders
    • Describe or plan the program
    • Focus...
National Blueprint: Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults Age 50 and Older 12/17/07

This 21-page tool was developed to guide organizations, associations, and agencies in planning strategies to help people age 50 and older increase their physical activity.

This tool includes the following sections:

  • Executive summary
  • Section one
    • Background
    • Vision and guiding principles
    • A snapshot of America’s aging population
    • Types and benefits of physical activity
    • Demographic shifts
    • Chronic illness and the aging...
Healthy Weight: Resources for Families, Resources for Parents 12/17/07

This fact sheet presents several resources for eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, and being physically active, for the whole family and for children and adolescents.

This fact sheet includes the following sections:

  • Healthy eating
    • The best nutrition Web sites
    • Understanding portion sizes
    • Healthy restaurant choices
    • Menu planning for home-cooked meals and snacks
    • Free or low-cost...
Eat Better & Move More: A Guidebook for Community Programs 12/17/07

This 36-page guidebook, part of the You Can! Steps to Healthier Aging Campaign, will help community organizations increase the number of older people who stay active and healthy by implementing a simple 12-week nutrition and walking program.

The guidebook addresses the following topics:

  • Setting up your program
  • Week 1:
    • Eat better for health
    • Orientation and enrollment
  • Week 2:
    • Move more for health
    • Orientation to step...
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity: State-based Physical Activity Program Directory 12/17/07

This Web site provides information about physical activity programs involving State departments of health. The site can be used to research programs, gather ideas, and share information.

This site includes the following sections:

  • Search by State for ongoing programs involving State departments of health (choose to display inventory of programs or profile of State department of health)
  • Search by keyword (search by program setting, target population, primary program...
Check Your Physical Activity & Heart Disease I.Q. 12/17/07
This interactive quiz allows users to test their knowledge about physical activity and heart disease. Each answer offers additional tips to help the user become more physically active.

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