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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 provides long-term health benefits for everyone! By being active, you will burn calories that you store from eating throughout the day and—it can be as easy as walking the dog or as rigorous as running a marathon. Providing opportunities for children to be active early on puts them on a path to better physical and mental health. It's never too late to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Central Community College's Wellness Program