The American College of Sports Medicine website is a great go-to source for information regarding recent exercise and fitness findings as well as information to help revitalize your exercise routines. The ACSM holds two research journals and one clinical journal which are also accessible through the site. The site's blog contains articles on popular health and fitness topics and is a wealth of information in and of itself. The site's events calendar lists upcoming events for health summits and fitness expos which could be useful for lay people and clients as well as health professionals to stay up to date on trends which may be of concern to their clients. Lastly, the ACSM is a great resource for continuing education in the health and fitness field including becoming certified in a variety of health and fitness genres.
The American College of Sports Medicine. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.acsm.org/public-information/acsm-blog/acsm-blog
The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine is a site that I have followed for years after seeing one of their print journals in a doctor's office. The site provides evidence-based recommendations on nutritional support during treatment of disease as well as disease prevention. The site caters to both health professionals as well as lay people with resources for both. Featured items on the site include, plant-based recipe ideas, breaking medical news, and specific resources for various health conditions. Educational literature on plant-based nutrition is also available for free download. This is a great site to direct clients to for furthering their education on the benefits of a plant-based diet for disease prevention and overall health and wellness.
The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.pcrm.orghttp://www.pcrm.org
The Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine website, which is the web version of the peer-reviewed journal by the same name, contains discussions of current research as well as a resource directory and a conference and events calendar which covers topics such as cancer, dietary supplements, environmental health, integrative medicine and countless other health and wellness subjects.
The conference and events calendar is especially useful for finding continuing education opportunities on recent scientific evolutions and discussions within the health and wellness field. Being able to access these events is a great way to network with other health and wellness practitioners from across a variety of specializations.
The Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine site also provides options for being listed as a health and wellness practitioner in their materials. Being associated with this site and the journal can also provide credibility to one's practice. The American Association of Integrative Medicine, the American Holistic Medical Association, and the American Holistic Nurses Association all have endorsed this organization as their official journal (Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 2015).
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.alternative-therapies.com/index.cfm