International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association
Tracks memberships to health clubs and provides other consumer research. It also can connect you with experts on health/lifestyle.
American Council on Exercise
One of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world. ACE currently has more than 40,000 certified fitness professionals in 107 countries. Has research, experts, information on faulty exercise products and scams.
Washington Post Health Page
Stories on trends in the industry.
Yahoo! Men's Health Directory
Dozens of relevant links.
BBC Men's Health
A British site full of interesting stats and studies.
National Women's Health Information Center
Many studies and stats; good for sourcing.
Julie's Health Club
Julie Deardorff's Chicago Tribune fitness column.
Journal of the American Medical Association: Women's Health Center
Studies, research and key statistics.
A women's health and fitness section of NBC site.
Information on women's health topics, including news, discussion and health services.
Helps you create a healthy, sensible meal plan.
Helps you create a health profile based on your height, weight, etc.
Alternative Health News Online
Links to news on many topics, including diet and nutrition.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
A government site that investigates alternative healthcare practitioners.
Tools for Wellness
A product site for alternative medicine, but it does have some background helpful to the media.
CDC Obesity Map
Interactive map tracks obesity trends in the United States from 1985 to present.
Ranks more than 2,500 neighborhoods in the largest U.S. cities on their "walkability." Type in an address, and the site uses resources such as Google Maps to calculate the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. The site recently scored and ranked U.S. cities. It's a helpful tool with the recent increase in gas prices.
League of American Bicyclists
Bike advocacy site features safety, biking groups, legislation around the country on bicyclists' rights.
America Bikes Coalition
Advocates rights and safety for bicyclists.
A non-profit organization that works to increase youth sports participation and fitness by getting sports equipment into the hands of the disadvantaged. The group has many statistics on youth sports participation at many levels.