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Exercise

  • Arthritis Advice
    Get arthritis help—find definitions of types of arthritis (rheumatoid, gout, osteoarthritis) and treatments like NSAIDs or DMARDs that can help.
  • Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging
    Get moving! This 120-page guide describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity for older people. Learn how to set exercise goals and stick to them. Includes sample exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and a list of resources.
  • Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life
    Learn about types of exercise, such as for strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility, and discover the benefits of physical activity.
  • Exercise and Physical Activity: Alzheimer's Caregiving Tips
    Get tips for starting a simple, safe exercise program at home. This tip sheet is available as a PDF and an eBook. You can also find information about exercise and physical activity in Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging.
  • Go4Life "Be active every day!" swimmer poster
    Just what your fitness center, senior center, or doctor's office ordered! This 18" x 26" full-color poster reminds older adults about the benefits of exercise and provides information about NIA's Go4Life website. Copies of this free poster may be ordered as part of the Go4Life exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults. The poster shows a large photo of a swimmer and smaller photos illustrating the four types of exercise—endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.
  • Go4Life "Curl up with a good book!" bookmark
    NIA offers single copies and bulk quantities of this free bookmark as part of its Go4Life exercise and physical activity campaign. Quantities may be ordered by senior centers, healthcare providers, fitness centers, and other organizations.
  • Go4Life "READ to stay informed. MOVE to stay healthy!" bookmark
    NIA offers single copies and bulk quantities of this free bookmark as part of its Go4Life exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults. Quantities may be ordered by senior centers, healthcare providers, fitness centers, and other organizations. The colorful, 3” x 8” bookmark tells readers about the campaign and the Go4Life website. It also briefly describes of NIA’s Go4Life exercise and physical activity campaign.
  • Cover of Go4Life DVD Go4Life DVD—Everyday Exercises from the National Institute on Aging
    Improve strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance with the Go4Life Everyday Exercises from the National Institute on Aging video. Designed for older adults, this DVD features strength, balance, and flexibility exercises that can be done at home, at work, at the gym—almost anywhere.
  • Go4Life “Be active every day!” bicyclist poster
    Just what your fitness center, senior center, or doctor’s office ordered! This 18” x 26” full-color poster reminds older adults about the benefits of exercise and provides information about NIA’s Go4Life website.
  • Go4Life “Be active every day!” dancers poster
    Just what your fitness center, senior center, or doctor’s office ordered! This 18” x 26” full-color poster reminds older adults about the benefits of exercise and provides information about NIA’s Go4Life website.

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