Saturday, May 22, 2010

Not quite just for fun

Video games are getting a stamp of approval from the American Heart Association.  USA Today reports that Nintendo and AHA are working together to promote active play video games such as Wii Fit and Wii Sports Resort.  These games allow active play indoors and are suggested as a part of a healthy physical activity program.

AHA has put up a joint web site with Nintendo that explains in greater detail what this partnership will mean.  It gives helpful information about how to build a program of physical activity to live a healthy lifestyle.

Here in the library we just got in a shiny new book that fits the theme of physical activity.  Anatomy of Exercize includes detailed information about how different muscles move during specific activites.  The illustrations are in color and are highly detailed.  It can be found on the shelf with the call number: GV 461 M36 2008.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Good news for visual learners!

If you really need to see information to understand it the National Library of Medicine is sending out help just for you.  This may be exactly the help you need to get through those summer courses.
MedlinePlus now includes a collection of animated anatomy videos as part of the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. These 78 new videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them. To see a complete list of the videos, please visit the new English and Spanish anatomy videos pages. You can also find links to the videos in encyclopedia articles and MedlinePlus health topic pages.
Forwarded from NLM.