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Fitness Resources

January 26, 1998|SHARI ROAN and CAROL KRUCOFF

For additional information on fitness and nutrition:

* PLEASE (Promoting Lifelong Education About Self-Esteem), 91 S. Main St., West Hartford, CT 06107.

* "Afraid to Eat: Children and Teens in Weight Crisis" (Healthy Weight Journal, 1997, $17.95). To order, call (701) 567-2646, or fax (701) 567-2602. Visa and MasterCard accepted.

* National Assn. to Advance Fat Acceptance, P.O. Box 188620, Sacramento, CA 95818; (916) 558-6880.

* "Great Shape: The First Fitness Guide for Large Women," by Pat Lyons and Debby Burgard (Bull Publishing, 1990).

* Radiance: The Magazine for Large Women, P.O. Box 30246, Oakland, CA 94604; (510) 482-0680. $20 a year / four issues. Web site:

* "The Black Health Library Guide to Obesity," by Dr. Mavis Thompson, with Kirk A. Johnson (Henry Holt, 1993).

* "Idrea--The Larger Women's Workout," 47-minute video, $19.95 plus $4.50 shipping and handling from Collage Video, (800) 433-6769.

* "Yoga for Round Bodies I & II." Each 90-minute video includes three 30-minute yoga sessions. $29.95 each, plus $1.75 shipping and handling, from PLUS Publications, (800) 793-0666.

* The American Obesity Assn., P.O. Box 7114, Madison, WI 53707.

* The American Dietetic Assn.'s Consumer Nutrition Hotline: recorded messages for information and referrals. Call weekdays, (800) 366-1655. For free brochures, send a business-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope to ADA's National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics, "Weight Control," 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60606. Web site:

* The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, P.O. Box 1440, Indianapolis, IN 46206. Web site:

* American Council on Exercise, a nonprofit group, sets certification standards for exercise professionals and runs a consumer fitness hotline offering referrals to ACE-certified personal trainers. Web site:

* Melpomene Institute for Women's Health Research, a nonprofit organization named for the first female marathon runner, specializes in health issues affecting physically active women. Web site:

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