Physical Activity Resources
Fact sheets and materials
- Physical Activity in Youth (PDF)
- The Let's Go for a Walk assessment guide (PDF)
- Active Transportation Planning tool (PDF)
- Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Minnesota: Addressing Root Causes of Obesity (PDF) Findings from the 2007 Minnesota Physical Activity Survey and the 2008 Minnesota Healthy Eating Survey, May 2010
National and local resources
The National Physical Activity Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the American population. The plan is the product of a private-public sector collaborative. Hundreds of organizations are working together to change our communities in ways that will enable every American to be sufficiently physically active.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a wealth of information on physical activity. You will find information on the CDC website about the importance of physical activity, recommendations and guidelines, measuring physical activity intensity, physical activity terms and other great resources.
The Guide to Community Preventive Services identifies interventions that have been proven effective through a rigorous review of existing scientific literature.
Leadership for Healthy Communities is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation designed to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating and access to healthy foods.
The National Physical Activity Society represents the physical activity interests of the public health community. Its purpose is to provide coordination and leadership to strengthen capacity in establishing and promoting evidence-based physical activity practice within and throughout public health agencies.