Exercise for Seniors
Exercise is beneficial to people of all ages, but is particularly important for older adults. Regular exercise can help prevent or delay a variety of health problems associated with aging, including arthritis, diabetes and heart trouble.
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Downloadable Tools and Tips:
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Click the links below to access resource websites to find out more about exercise for seniors.
10 Tips for Reaching Physical Activity Goals
Everydaychoices.org offers practical advice for combating inactivity and securing one’s wellbeing through increased physical activity.
Senior Fitness Exercises Video Series
eHow teaches senior health and fitness exercises for stability, mobility, flexibility, and strength for legs, arms and abs in this free online video series.
Exercise and Fitness for Senior Citizens
An assortment of articles available on SeniorJournal.com offers tips and useful advice to help encourage seniors to improve overall physical fitness, and do it safely.
Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide
The National Institute on Aging offers this downloadable book aimed at getting seniors up and moving more so they can enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle.
Exercise for Older Adults
The NIH SeniorHealth Web site provides an informative guide to assist seniors with starting any sort of physical activity program, complete with safety tips, FAQs, exercise stories, videos and more.
Fitness Facts, Tips & Handouts
The American Senior Fitness Association provides selected short articles containing important fitness and health information for seniors who are beginning or expanding an exercise program.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
This site contains information on the benefits of exercise.
Information on getting started with an exercise program, tips on how to safely exercise, and types of exercises appropriate for the elderly population.