According to a study funded by the National Institute of Health, a carefully structured, moderate physical activity program can help older adults maintain their mobility. In addition to the fall risks associated with mobility issues, reduced mobility can also raise a person’s risk for disease, disability, and even death.
Based on the findings of this and other studies, the National Institute on Aging launched Go4Life, a national exercise and physical activity campaign for healthy older adults. On their website you can find tips, suggested exercises, and instructional videos. You can also request free materials including a free exercise DVD, exercise guides and more.
This is a great way to get started with exercises to keep you safely moving and grooving. But remember, always check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.
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