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Health and Fitness: Home

This LibGuide provides resources for the promotion of fitness and health.

Fitness Benefits

  • Prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke (the three leading health-related causes of death)
  • Control weight
  • Make your muscles stronger
  • Reduce fat
  • Promote strong bone, muscle, and joint development
  • Condition heart and lungs
  • Build overall strength and endurance
  • Improve sleep
  • Decrease potential of becoming depressed
  • Increase your energy and self-esteem
  • Relieve stress
  • Increase your chances of living longer

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

DRI Calculator


 Use this DRI calculator from the USDA Food & Nutrition Information Center to "calculate daily nutrient recommendations for dietary planning based on the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)". 

About Health and Fitness



Image credit: Wellness Corporate Solutions


 Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death. Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean muscle, reduces fat, promotes strong bone, muscle and joint development, and decreases the risk of obesity (Let's Move, online).

Central Community College's Wellness Program