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Consumer Health Information

Health Resources for the Public


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Exercise and Fitness Resources


The Arthritis Foundation: 12 Benefits of Walking

This site provides videos, information, workouts and routines that are beneficial and arthritis friendly.

Be Active Your Way: A Guide

A booklet with guidelines for exercising, keeping track of your fitness, staying motivated, and how physical activity can change your life. The Exercise Habit

American Academy of Family Physicians provides this resource on making exercise a habit.  This page includes how to check your heart rate and the various types of exercise and what they target.


From the National Institute on Aging, this resource provides information on the types of exercise, fitness safety, and motivation to keep you going!

Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Look for the Activities Guide and Class Catalog usually put out seasonally.  There are programs for every age group all around Houston, and there is a wide selection of activities!

MedlinePlus: Excercise and Physical Fitness

This site provides lots of information, tips, activity guides, and specifics on physical fitness.

Runner's World: Running Tips

This commercial website provides plenty of information on running, tips, trails, and proper form.  A good site for all things running related.  Remember to consult your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

Senior Fitness

This resource provides various exercise programs for seniors to keep up an active lifestyle.  From walking to resistance strength training, there is a program just for you.

Silver Sneakers

Also for seniors, available through many Medicare Advantage Plans.  Numerous participating fitness locations and online videos with exercise programs specifically for those 65 and older.