Reasons to Stay Physically Active

Cognitive Fitness and Physical Activity Program

Source: American Senior Fitness Association

Description:

Organization to promote excellence in older adult fitness by providing widely accessible, senior specific fitness education programs, fitness resources and internationally recognized professional certification.


Benefits of Exercise

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Online tutorial and resources for seniors who want to increase their level of physical activity.


Exercise for Seniors

Source: Medline Plus

Description:

Extensive collection of resources from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health


Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Source: National Institutes of Health

Description:

Free downloadable booklet with all the basics for beginning a senior exercise program. (Also includes address where you can order a copy of the booklet.) Newly updated for 2009.


Go4Life

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Nationwide program to promote physical activity for older adults. Includes many online resources to help seniors get more exercise.


International Council on Active Aging

Description:

Website of association of active aging professionals includes resources and information about senior fitness


Seniors and Exercise

Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Description:

Information and resources for older adults who want to takes step toward a more active, healthy lifestyle.


Strengthening Activities for Older Adults

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Description:

New “Growing Stronger” program promotes weight training


Video: Why It's Important for Older Adults to Exercise

Source: National Institutes of Health

Description:

Video makes the case that physical activity is the best was to preserve health and independence


Young at Heart: Tips for Older Adults

Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Description:

Online guide for healthy eating and safe physical activity for seniors.