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Consumer Health: Exercise and Fitness

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Selected Collection of Websites

American Heart Association: Fitness

The website provides featured articles with recommendations for physical activity in adults and children, educational brochures and pamphlets, and a variety of videos capturing exercises and workouts. The Streaming Series is featuring yoga, strength and cardio workouts, dance parties and more.

Canadian Physical Activity and 24-Hour Movement Guidelines

The website is featuring the latest updates and resources for the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep to provide guidance on the optimal amount of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep – and the best combination of these behaviours – for Canadians of all ages.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Activity

The CDC’s website provides a broad range of educational materials to raise awareness of possibilities and reasons to be physically active and to adopt a healthier life routine. 

Go for Life

This website developed by the National Institute of Aging has a good collection of featured articles and educational materials demonstrating how exercise and physical activities help people to stay healthy as they age.

Health Canada: Physical Activity

Health Canada’s Tips to Get Active for children, youth, adults and older adults, as well as other resources designed to help individuals make wise choices about physical activity to improve health and well-being.

Medline Plus: Exercise and Physical Fitness

A broad range of valuable information on exercise and physical fitness and related issues, including patient pamphlets, health check tools, guidelines, videos and tutorials, and more.

NHS: Exercise

The website offers tips for getting active the cheap and easy way by describing a variety of fun gym-free activities to improve individual health and fitness.

NIH: NHLBI: Health Information for the Public-Lose Weight

The website by the National Heart, Lung and Blood institute provides key recommendations on weight control and weight loss, as well as healthy weight tools and resources for parents, families and health professionals.

NIH:NHLBI: Health Education-We Can! Get Active

We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.

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Exercise Apps

Active 10 App

Public Health England

30 Day Fitness

Workout challenge and exercise

C25K Trainer

Couch Potato to running 5K

Sworkit Fitness & Workout App

Exercise for women, men, and kids

Strava: Run, Ride, Swim

Track activity & map routes

Daily Yoga: Workout and Fitness

Weight loss, relief, meditate

Nike Training Club

Home workouts & fitness plans


The ultimate app for runners


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