Recommended Resources 


We believe these websites may be beneficial as you seek to learn more about physcial activity. These resources are user-friendly and are evidence-based. We are confident they will provide important information to help you and your family develop and maintain an active lifestyle. 







Active Living Research translates and disseminates evidence to advocates, policy-makers and practitioners aimed at preventing childhood obesity and promoting active communities.  On this site, you can find information about how physically active people are and how environments like where we work, the schools our children attend, and the homes we live in default us into sitting for long periods of time. We like this site because it provides information not only about physical inactivity, but includes research papers and easy-to- read policiy briefs aimed at helping people move more. 





In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the first ever, national physical activity guidelines. These science-based guidelines are designed to help Americans ages 6 and older maintain or improve their health through regular physical activity. 






 In 2013, the Institute of Medicine released, Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School. This report examines the status of physical activity and physical education in schools, how physical activity and fitness affect health outcomes, and strategies to help schools get kids to be more active.