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  » Men's health  »  Publications and Organizations

The following resources can help you stay on top of what you need to know about fitness and nutrition:

Publications

  1.   Aim For A Healthy Weight! - NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative - These guidelines from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute present a new approach for the assessment of overweight and obesity and establish principles of safe and effective weight loss. Calculate your obesity risk online. If you need to lose weight or need help to maintain your current weight, there are items to help you get started, including recipes, shopping tips, and advice on choosing an exercise program.
  2.   Avoiding the Muscle Hustle: Tips for Buying Exercise Equipment Campaign - This publication is a short guide to help consumers choose wisely when shopping for fitness equipment.
  3. Enhancing Male Body Image (Copyright © NEDA) - This fact sheet contains information on strategies for prevention and early intervention of male eating disorders. This fact sheet also includes a section about enhancing male body image.
  4.   Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging - This 80-page illustrated booklet provides healthy older people with scientifically accurate recommendations about exercise.
  5.   Men Shoot for 9 for Better Health - Men need to eat more fruit and vegetables, but they're eating less — and they're lagging behind women in several other significant ways. This Internet site is an extension of the "5 a Day" campaign designed to get men to eat 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. The site explains why 9 servings are so important for men's health and gives men helpful examples for how to change their habits.
  6.   Physical Activity and Weight Control - This publication contains information on the relationship between regular exercise and good health. It also includes tips to start a safe and successful physical activity program.
  7.   The President's Challenge - You're it. Get fit! - The President's Challenge is a program designed to help you get fit. No matter what your fitness level, the President's Challenge can help you improve it. This site offers guidelines and interactive tools for Americans of all ages to help improve fitness. Learn how to create an active lifestyle. Keep a log of your physical activity. And use on-line fitness calculators to determine your progress.

Organizations

  Food and Nutrition Information Center, NAL, USDA

  Healthy Lifestyles & Disease Prevention Campaign

  Nutrition.Gov

  President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, OPHS, OS, HHS

  Weight Control Information Network, NIDDK, NIH, HHS