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Go4Life exercise campaign logoExercise and physical activity are an important part of healthy aging. They can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions affecting older adults. To help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life, NIA created the Go4Life campaign. Go4Life offers free, evidence-based resources for older adults in one convenient place.

 

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4 Types of Exercise

Try all 4 types of exercise - endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility!

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Endurance Exercises

Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate.

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Strength Exercises

Even very small changes in muscle strength can make a real difference in function.

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Balance Exercises

Balance exercises can help prevent falls and avoid the disability that may result from falling.

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Flexibility Exercises

Flexibility, or stretching, exercises give you more freedom of movement.

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Go4Life Videos

Follow along as a personal trainer helps older adults exercise.

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Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life

Learn how exercise and physical activity can help you stay independent as you age.

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Get Motivated to Exercise

Time, money, and energy are common barriers to exercise. Overcome these barriers!

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Stay Safe While Exercising

Almost everyone can be active safely. Learn how!