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Physical Activity for Older Adults

Stay Active as You Get Older: Quick Tips

Stay active as you get older to lower your risk of health problems.

Review Date: April 03, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Doing Strength Exercises (Video)

Watch this short video to learn about strength exercises and range of motion.

Review Date: February 11, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Exercise Stories

People of all ages and physical conditions benefit from exercise and physical activity. These stories feature diverse older adults and the activities they enjoy.

Review Date: March 05, 2012

National Institutes of Health - NIH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Go4Life: Try These Exercises

Find videos,directions and safety tips to guide you through 4 types of exercise — endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Learn how each type of exercise can help you in your everyday life.

Review Date: June 22, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging

Go4Life: Try These Exercises

Find videos,directions and safety tips to guide you through 4 types of exercise — endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Learn how each type of exercise can help you in your everyday life.

Review Date: June 22, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging

Staying Safe During Exercise and Physical Activity

There’s a way for almost every older adult to exercise safely and get meaningful benefits. To play it safe and reduce your risk of injury, follow these tips.

Review Date: June 11, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging

Staying Safe During Exercise and Physical Activity

There’s a way for almost every older adult to exercise safely and get meaningful benefits. To play it safe and reduce your risk of injury, follow these tips.

Review Date: June 11, 2012

NIH National Institute on Aging

Tai Chi & Qi Gong for Health and Well-Being (Video)

Tai chi, which originated in China as a martial art, is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Tai chi is sometimes referred to as "moving meditation"—practitioners move their bodies slowly, gently, and with awareness, while breathing deeply.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM