Eating for Exercise and Sports

Physical Activity

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Read about why physical activity is important, how much you need, tips for increasing the amount you get, and more.

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN)

DHHS. President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

See ways the PCFSN encourages people to be active and eat healthy. Includes links to current news as well as council and other federal health publications.

MedlinePlus: Sports Fitness

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Read general information about fitness and staying healthy. Also in Spanish.

MedlinePlus: Nutrition and Athletic Performance

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Read about how nutrition plays an important role in athletic performance.

Adding Physical Activity to Your Life

DHHS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you're thinking, "How can I meet the guidelines each week?" don't worry. You'll be surprised by the variety of activities you have to choose from.

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults (PDF | 1.1MB)

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Fit physical activity into your life your way with this guide that helps you decide on the number of days, types of activities, and times that fit your schedule.

Nutrition for the Athlete

Colorado State University Extension

Read about how athletes achieve peak performance by training and eating a balanced diet including a variety of foods in this printable fact sheet.