The following list contains links to local and national physical activity and health-related sites.

  • University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute
    The University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute serves as the umbrella organization under which diabetes prevention, education, treatment, and research are coordinated at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh.

  • US Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
    This site provides information on the Federal Government”s first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
    This site provides information from the CDC’s DNPAO on physical activity for the family, workplace, and community.

  • President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition
    This site provides information to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities on how they can lead an active, healthy lifestyle.

  • National Cancer Institute: SAS Programs for Analyzing NHANES 2003-2004 Accelerometer Data
    These SAS Programs created by National Cancer Institute can perform selected data edits and create per-day and per-person summary variables from NHANES 2003-2004 accelerometer data. The programs are written specifically for the Actigraph AM7164 monitor. Users can modify these programs to apply alternate definitions of valid data, monitor wear periods, or activity bouts Additional instructions and documents are available to assist users to convert data downloaded from ActiGraph accelerometers to the data layout used in NHANES so that the data preparation programs can be used on those data as well. Please note that intermediate level SAS programming skills are needed to modify the provided code and that only limited technical support is available from NCI.

  • National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research
    The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) brings together four of the nation's leading research funders – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – to address the problem of childhood obesity in America.

  • Diabetes Prevention Support Center
    The Diabetes Prevention Support Center (DPSC) of the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute (UPDI) was established in 2005 with the primary goal of preventing diabetes and improving cardiovascular health.

  • Compendium of Physical Activities
    This site is designed to provide the updated 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities and additional resources. The 2011 update identifies and updates MET codes that have published evidence to support the values. In addition, new codes have been added to reflect the growing body of knowledge and popular activities.

  • American College of Sports Medicine
    The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. ACSM promotes and integrates scientific research, education and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.

  • American Heart Association - Physical Activity page
    The American Heart Association (AHA) Physical Activity page provides information on the AHA's Guidelines for Physical Activity, tips for becoming active, and resources for promoting active lifestyles.

  • American Diabetes Association - Food & Fitness Page
    The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Food and Fitness page provides information on recipes and meal planning as well as ideas for exercise, fitness management, and weight loss.

  • Sedentary Behaviour Research Network
    The Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) is an organization that provides information to researchers and health professionals interested on the health impact of sedentary behavior. The SBRN's mission is to connect sedentary behavior researchers and health professional working in all fields of study, and to disseminate research to the academic community and to the public at large.