Thank you for visiting the website for Go4Life -- Everyday Fitness Ideas from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. The NIA leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
Go4Life is an evidence-based health education and outreach campaign designed to help adults 50 and older fit exercise and physical activity into their daily lives. Research has shown that regular exercise and physical activity are important to the physical and mental health of almost everyone and can help older adults stay independent as they age. You will find helpful information in the Go4Life media center about the benefits of regular exercise; our free tools to help individuals get ready, start exercising, and keep going; and campaign resources for health care providers, community organizations, and employers in their efforts to promote physical activity to adults 50 and older. You will also find links to NIA press releases related to exercise and physical activity for older adults.
Watch the highlights from a talk hosted by the Greenspring Retirement Community featuring Dr. Chhanda Dutta, Chief of the Clinical Gerontology Branch at the National Institute on Aging at NIH, on the importance of strong muscles as we age.
Read more about Go4Life in the news:
The Washington Post -- Fit at 102: Ray Clark is proof that it’s never too late to start exercising
The Washington Post -- Steps to take before starting to work out
The New York Times -- A Little of This, a Little of That for Older Exercisers
CDC Vital Signs -- Six in 10 Adults Now Get Physically Active by Walking
NIH News in Health -- You're Never Too Old: Keep Active As You Age
NIH Public Bulletin -- New Go4Life Exercise and Physical Activity Campaign
Watch the Go4Life PSA
Check out our "Dorian Graying" PSA on YouTube and feel free to embed the video on your website or share it in newsletters, tweets, or Facebook posts.
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