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Healthy Aging

  • Global Health and Aging
    This 32-page report from the National Institute on Aging and the World Health Organization looks at global trends in aging and health, with an emphasis on trends in aging, disability, and family structure and what they may indicate for the future.
  • Grow Older in Good Health bookmark
    This free 3” x 8” bookmark encourages older adults and family members to visit the NIA website or contact the NIA Information Center for information about a wide variety of health and aging topics.
  • Healthy Aging: Lessons from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging
    Based on findings from the first 50 years of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging and other NIA research, this 28-page booklet addresses how aging research has changed over time and shares some of what has been learned about aging well.
  • Healthy Eating After 50
    Learn how to make smart food choices. Read about healthy eating plans and get tips about how much to eat, reading nutrition labels, food safety, cutting costs, and more.
  • SAGE publication cover shot Shades of Gray: A Cross-Country Study of Health and Well-Being of the Older Populations in SAGE Countries, 2007-2010
    This U.S. Census Bureau report based on data from the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) examines health status and access to health care among older populations in six low- to middle-income countries—China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa.
  • What's Your Aging IQ?
    This 24-page booklet invites readers to check out how much they know about aging. A series of engaging mini-stories is accompanied by test questions. Fill in the answer sheet or take the quiz online. What you discover may surprise you!
  • Workout to Go: A Sample Exercise Routine from the National Institute on Aging at NIH
    Find sample workout exercises to keep up your physical activities and to help with strength, balance, and flexibility as you get older. A handy guide that includes step-by-step instructions and photos, to use at home or on the go.