This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only. Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities. Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
This is the specific ACS site for Eat Healthy and Get Active, which provides consumer-oriented information, resources, tools, and recipes.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
The College publishes consumer pamphlets and professional materials on exercise and diet that address the needs of women at all life stages, including during pregnancy.
Annual Women’s Health Care
American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)
Use the search window to locate documents on a specific topic or visit policy and resources sections to find guidelines.
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Get Fit
ACE sets standards for fitness professionals and fitness products and programs. Get Fit contains a variety of tools to help users plan their road to fitness, including detailed exercises and sample recipes.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
ACSM Position Stands
This ACSM-MSSE site is the gateway to ACSM guidelines.
Select PDF Library at the ACSM Learning Portal to view PDFs of various sports medicine documents.
American Heart Association (AHA)
Exercise and Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
American Medical Association (AMA) AMA Healthier Life Steps™
This AMA program offers tools to support a physician-patient partnership that promotes physical activity, healthy eating, smoking cessation, and reduced risky drinking.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Nutrition Resources for Health Professionals
Weight Management Research to Practice Series
This series summarizes emerging research in obesity for health care professionals
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO)
This is the CDC DNPAO gateway to information on Nutrition & Physical Activity.
Physical Activity Guidelines, including during and after pregnancy, are found through this link.
healthfinder is the DHHS-coordinated site for consumer health information. Use the general search window to search on specific terms or select topics from alphabetic lists.
healthfinder Exercise and Physical Fitness
Let’s Move is based upon recommendations from the federal task force on childhood obesity to encourage a healthy diet and exercise program for all American children.
MedlinePlus: Exercise and Physical Fitness
National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF)
The purpose of NAHF is to improve the quality of life for Americans through the promotion of physical fitness, sports, and healthy lifestyles.
Through this site participants are encouraged to develop and follow a personalized exercise program.
Adult Fitness Test
President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)
Exercise in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
These federal guidelines describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans. The website includes a toolkit, activity planning brochure for adults, and links to other federal resources on healthy living.
US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Behavioral Counseling to Promote Physical Activity
US Task Force on Community Preventive Services
Recommendations to increase physical activity in communities
Use the search screen to find specific topics or browse featured items
Women's Health Initiative Cohort Study (may require login or payment)
Recreational Physical Activity and the Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
World Health Organization
Please also refer to the WEBTREAT on Diet, Weight Management, and Obesity for related links.
pvh last revised 3/15/2013