Health and Wellness

Resources from the SCC Library

Understanding Fitness: How Exercise Fuels Health and Fights Disease

RA 781 .U53 2008


"We've all heard the mantra, exercise for good health. In fact, exercise, or lack of it, may be the most important factor in avoiding, or surviving and recovering from, the top three killers across developed countries―heart disease, cancer, and stroke. But few of us understand exactly how different forms of exercise work―physiologically speaking―to keep us healthy and prevent or treat disease. Here, two nationally known exercise experts lead a stellar team explaining, in reader-friendly terms, what exercise does to our bodies and how it spurs beneficial biological actions." --from publisher

Nutrition Today magazine is now available online!

Nutrition Today can now be read online using Shawnee's Nursing Journals and eBooks from Ovid database! To access Nutrition Today:


1. Go to the online resources link on the Shawnee Community College Library page, found here. If you are on campus, proceed to the next step; if you are not on campus, log in to access the databases. For the current semester's username and password, contact your instructor or email Tracey or Christina at the library from your Shawnee email account.


2. Click on Nursing Journals and eBooks from Ovid.


3. Under the "Select Resource(s) to Search" box, click the box next to "SCC Full Text Journals@Ovid." Click the blue "OK" button to proceed.


4. On the blue bar at the top, click "Journals" to see a list of journal titles you can view online. At the bottom of the list is Nutrition Today. Click on it to see the current issue; browse back issues using the Journal Issue List filter on the left side of the screen.


Here's a link to Nutrition Today!

Compiled by Christina Faith, January 2016.