Heath and Aging

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

Resources

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
202-619-0724
www.aoa.gov

American Academy of Family Physicians
800-274-2237 (toll free)
www.familydoctor.org
Exercise & Seniors

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
847-823-7186
www.aaos.org
Seniors and Exercise
Seniors and Exercise: Starting an Exercise Program

American College of Sports Medicine
317-637-9200
www.acsm.org

American Council on Exercise
888-825-3636 (toll free)
www.acefitness.org

American Physical Therapy Association
800-999-2782 (toll free)
www.apta.org

American Podiatric Medical Association
301-581-9200
www.apma.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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

Mall Walking: A Program Resource Guide

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227; toll-free)
www.medicare.gov

Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Information Center

National Agricultural Library
301-504-5414
www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
www.ChooseMyPlate.gov
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

Office of Safety
202-366-8568
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Federal Trade Commission
877-382-4357 (toll free)
www.ftc.gov
Tips for Buying Exercise Equipment

Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

888-723-3366 (toll free)
www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CFSAN

Institute for Credentialing Excellence
202-367-1165
www.credentialingexcellence.org

International Council on Active Aging
866-335-9777 (toll free)
www.icaa.cc

National Cancer Institute
800-4-CANCER (800-422-6237; toll-free)
www.cancer.gov
Physical Activity and Cancer Fact Sheet

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
888-644-6226 (toll free)
www.nccih.nih.gov
Tai Chi and Qi Gong

National Council on Aging
571-527-3900
www.ncoa.org

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Health Information Center
301-592-8573
www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Portion Distortion
Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
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

800-860-8747 (toll free)
www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov
Diabetes and Physical Activity

National Library of Medicine
MedlinePlus

www.medlineplus.gov
Search "Health Topics" for exercise and fitness information.

Office of Dietary Supplements
National Institutes of Health
301-435-2920
www.ods.od.nih.gov
Dietary Supplement Fact Sheets

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
240-453-8282
www.health.gov
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults

President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
240-276-9567
www.fitness.gov

Weight-Control Information Network
800-860-8747 (toll free)
www.win.niddk.nih.gov
Active At Any Size
Young at Heart: Your Checklist for Better Health

Health Tips for Older Adults
Stay Fit as You Mature
Walking… A Step in the Right Direction

YMCA
800-872-9622 (toll free)
www.ymca.net

YWCA USA
202-467-0801
www.ywca.org

Publication Date: December 2016
Page Last Updated: December 21, 2016