Here you will find a variety of fact sheets concerning arthritis. There are general fact sheets for the different types of arthritis, medication use, healthy living and pain control. Some notable ones are:
This link takes you to over 50 informative articles written for practitioners, parents, teachers, facility designers, policy-makers and researchers about physical activity and leisure for people with disabilities.
This link includes information on various topics, including the following:
pdf file, 1 page Published: May 2009 GeoOrigin: National
The Lifestyle Tips columns offer encouragement and practical suggestions for integrating physical activity into the workplace. They provide helpful, motivational and easy-to-read information.
A great handout for any employee.
The World Health Organization (WHO) urges member states to celebrate "Move for Health" day each year to promote physical activity as essential for health and well-being. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for chronic, noncommunicable diseases which cause 60% of global death and 47% of the burden of disease. This web site provides information sheets dealing with physical activity that relate to benefits, policy, youth, women, and older people. Links to other related WHO strategies are provided.
Want to learn more about a particular disability, condition or disease? Here you will find easy-to-read, quick information on many different conditions and diseases that affect many Canadians. Great for yourself or for your clients or patients to read.
This factsheet shows results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. From height and weight measurements, it is estimated that 65% if American adults are either overweight or obese. A factsheet and charts showing age-adjusted prevalance of overweight and obesity among US adults are also included.
pdf file, 2 pages Published: Mar 2005 GeoOrigin: International
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States have prepared fact sheets on benefits of physical activity and American statistics on overweight and physical activity participation rates.
The 2004 Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in Balance is a report on the initial assessment of the nature, extent and consequences of childhood obesity. The findings and recommendations are described in the report.
You will also find a follow-up study and specific reports addressing the roles of schools, communities, media and industry.
At the bottom of the screen, you will find a series of fact sheets on these topics as well!
To maintain a healthy weight for life, you need to be active and eat well. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is one way to measure overweight and obesity. This factsheet from the US Surgeon General tells you how to use the BMI chart to determine your BMI.