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Fitness & Nutrition 

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Disclaimer: Information available at these Web sites was not generated by The Newark Public Library and is not warranted by the Library to be accurate, authoritative or factual. The content of networked information accessed at these sites is not endorsed by The Library, which offers this list for study and current awareness purposes and urges professional diagnosis and treatment for all health concerns.




ACE Exercise Library


From the American Council on Exercise, "create your own workout depending on the amount of time you have and the equipment available to you." 


American Body Building: Articles


Fundamental workouts for the various muscle groups, suggestions for building mass, safety tips, nutrition, and more.


Diet Plans & Programs: The Advantages & Disadvantages



The Diet Detective


A wealth of information on diets, nutrition, and fitness.


Ketogenic Diet


This diet is high in fat protein with no carbohydrates. The high fat causes fast fat burning.


Let's Move


"The Let’s Move! campaign, started by First Lady Michelle Obama, has an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight." Offers information about eating healthy and getting active.  


MedlinePlus: Exercise and Physical Fitness


A directory of fitness resources. Locate articles, a glossary, tutorials, health check tools, and more.


Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans


"The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is designed to provide information and guidance on the types and amounts of physical activity that provide substantial health benefits for Americans aged 6 years and older. The main idea behind the Guidelines is that regular physical activity over months and years can produce long-term health benefits."


Wu Style Animated Tai Chi Page


Animated drawings guide the student though positions and movements.


Yoga for Beginners


Philosophy, benefits, styles, breathing, postures, meditation, and more.




Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Information on everything from the place of nutritional supplements to chocolate in the diet. 


BMI - Body Mass Index


Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, users can calculate their body mass index. 


Calorie Calculator


From the Mayo Clinic, users can calculate the number of calories are needed daily to maintain your weight.


Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet


From the National Institute of Health, an A-Z list of dietary supplement fact sheets.


CDC Guidelines


Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention Strategies


Nutrient Database


The U.S. Department of Agriculture provides this tool for discovering the nutritional value of some six thousand foods.




Provides government information on food and nutrition.


Prevention Magazine


Weight control and wholesome eating, with additional articles about exercise. 


Recipes for Health


Posts about healthy eating, recipes for healthy meals, and questions and answers.


USDA National Agricultural Library


Information on meal planning, nutritional supplements, food safety, dietary guidelines, recipes for healthy kids, and more.



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