Heath and Aging

It's Never Too Late to Start Exercising

The Importance of Exercise

Regular exercise and physical activity are important to the physical and mental health of almost everyone, including older adults. Being physically active can help you continue to do the things you enjoy and stay independent as you age. Regular physical activity over long periods of time can produce long-term health benefits. That's why health experts say that older adults should be active every day to maintain their health.

This fotonovela is part of Go4Life, a national campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. To find out more about how Go4Life can help you be more active, visit our website at www.nia.nih.gov/Go4Life.

Publication Date: September 2011
Page Last Updated: March 21, 2014