Heath and Aging

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Resources

National Institute on Aging
For more information about exercise and physical activity, visit NIHSeniorHealth, the senior-friendly website from the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. You can read exercise stories featuring older adults and the diverse activities they enjoy. The website is easy to use. You can make the text bigger and the contrast better. Visit www.NIHSeniorHealth.gov.

For more information on health and aging, contact:

National Institute on Aging Information Center
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
800-222-2225 (toll free)
800-222-4225 (TTY/toll free)
www.nia.nih.gov
www.nia.nih.gov/Go4Life

Many groups have information about physical activity and exercise for older adults. The following list of resources will help you get started.

Administration on Aging
Washington, DC 20201
202-619-0724
www.aoa.gov

American Academy of Family Physicians
P.O. Box 11210
Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-1210
800-274-2237 (toll free)
www.familydoctor.org
Exercise & Seniors

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
6300 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-4262
847-823-7186
www.aaos.org
Seniors and Exercise
Exercise for Persons 60 Years and Older

American College of Sports Medicine
P.O. Box 1440
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1440
317-637-9200
www.acsm.org

American Council on Exercise
4851 Paramount Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
888-825-3636 (toll free)
www.acefitness.org

American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
800-999-2782 (toll free)
www.apta.org
For the Young at Heart: Exercise Tips for Seniors

American Podiatric Medical Association
9312 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-1621
301-581-9200
www.apma.org
2009 Walking Guide
Walking Tips for Seniors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
800-232-4636 (toll free)
www.cdc.gov
Growing Stronger: Strength Training for Older Adults!
How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
800-MEDICARE (toll free)
www.medicare.gov

Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Information Center
National Agricultural Library

10301 Baltimore Avenue
Room 105
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
301-504-5414
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
www.ChooseMyPlate.gov
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
Office of Safety

1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-8029
http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/ped_bike
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Mail Code 1107A
Room 2512 Ariel Rios North
Washington, DC 20460
202-564-2188
www.epa.gov/aging
Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging

Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20580
877-382-4357 (toll free)
www.ftc.gov
Avoiding the Muscle Hustle: Tips for Buying Exercise Equipment

Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
5100 Paint Branch Parkway
HFS-009
College Park, MD 20740-3835
888-723-3366 (toll free)
www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CFSAN

International Council on Active Aging
3307 Trutch Street
Vancouver, BC V6L-2T3
Canada866-335-9777 (toll free)
www.icaa.cc

National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Boulevard, Room 300
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
800-4-CANCER (toll free)
www.cancer.gov
Physical Activity and Cancer Fact Sheet

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
P.O. Box 7923
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
888-644-6226 (toll free)
www.nccam.nih.gov
Tai Chi for Health Purposes

National Commission for Certifying Agencies
2025 M Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
202-367-1165
www.credentialingexcellence.org/p/cm/ld/fid=86

National Council on Aging
1901 L Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
202-479-1200
www.ncoa.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Health Information Center
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
301-592-8573
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Portion Distortion Quiz
Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
877-226-4267 (toll free)
www.niams.nih.gov
Exercise for Your Bone Health
Living with Arthritis

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

1 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3560
800-860-8747 (toll free)
www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov
What I Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes
Diabetes HealthSense: Resources for Living Well

National Library of Medicine
MedlinePlus

8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
www.medlineplus.gov
Search "Health Topics" for exercise and fitness information.

Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health*

6100 Executive Boulevard
Room 3B01, MSC 7517
Bethesda, MD 20892-7517
301-435-2920
www.ods.od.nih.gov
Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
1101 Wootton Parkway
Suite LL100
Rockville, MD 20852
240-453-8280
www.odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults

President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Tower Building, Suite 560
1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852
240-276-9567
www.fitness.gov

Weight-Control Information Network
1 WIN Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3665
877-946-4627 (toll free)
www.win.niddk.nih.gov
Active At Any Size
Young at Heart: Tips for Older Adults Fit and Fabulous as You Mature
Walking… A Step in the Right Direction

YMCA
101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
800-872-9622 (toll free)
www.ymca.net

YWCA USA
2025 M Street NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20036
202-467-0801
www.ywca.org

Publication Date: May 2011
Page Last Updated: September 30, 2013