• American Heart Association:
  • President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition: Ideas and resources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
  • National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability:


  • Davis, M., Eshelman, E. R., McKay, M. (2008). The relaxation and stress reduction workbook. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. Chapter 20, pages 329–353 provides information about different types of exercise, dealing with barriers to exercise, making your own plan, and online resources.
  • Sharfarman, S. (1997). Awareness heals: The Feldenkrais Method for dynamic health. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Contains gentle awareness through movement exercises for flexibility, easier movement, and pain reduction.
  • Ratey, John. J. (2008). Spark: The revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company
  • Reynolds, Gretchen. (2012). The first 20 minutes: Surprising science reveals how we can exercise better, train smarter, live longer. New York, NY: Hudson Street Books.
  • Broad, William. J. (2012): The Science of Yoga: The risks and the rewards. New York, NY: Simon and Shuster.