Share Go4Life Month Messages

This year’s Go4Life Month theme is Get Ready! Get Moving! Go4Life! We invite you to highlight, each week, a different aspect of this theme.

Get Ready with Go4Life – Share September 1-7

Make exercise a healthy habit: Illustration of older person playing basketball

  • The key to beginning an exercise routine is to know your starting point. Use the interactive My Starting Point tool to figure out your current activity level. #Go4LifeMonth
  • Are you considering adding exercise to your daily routine? One way to get started is to talk with your doctor. Your doctor can help you choose activities that are best for you. Check out some important questions to consider: #Go4LifeMonth
  • Goal setting is important to stay motivated and stay active. Setting small, realistic goals, checking your progress, and celebrating your successes can help. #Go4LifeMonth
  • If you can stick with an exercise routine or physical activity for at least 6 months, it’s a good sign that you’re on your way to making physical activity a regular habit. #Go4LifeMonth
  • Stay safe during physical activity! Play it safe and reduce your risk of injury during exercise with these tips: #Go4LifeMonth
  • Be #Fit4Function with Go4Life! An exercise plan can help you stay motivated and stay active. Include your goals, planned activities, and what you need to get started. #Go4LifeMonth
  • Be active every day! It can help you keep doing what’s most important to you as you age. #Go4LifeMonth

Get moving! Do all 4 types of exercise – Share September 10-14

Do all 4 types of exercise--older adults doing endurance, strength, balance and flexibility exercises

  • Change up your daily routine! Exercise and physical activity fall into four basic categories—endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Doing them all will give you more benefits, reduce boredom, and cut your risk of injury. #Go4LifeMonth
  • Let #Go4Life help you keep track of your activities! Try out the Track Your Activities Daily Record worksheet. #Go4LifeMonth
  • Working out doesn’t have to take all morning! This 20-minute video has exercises from all four types – balance, flexibility, endurance, and strength. #Go4LifeMonth
  • Exercise isn’t just about getting your heart rate up! Make sure you are adding balance and flexibility exercises for a well-rounded workout. #Go4LifeMonth
  • You can do balance exercises almost anytime, anywhere, and as often as you like. Find some benefits of balance exercises at #Go4Life.
  • Learning new exercises is simple with Go4Life! Visit our website for dozens of exercises with step-by-step instructions. #Go4LifeMonth

Stay on Track to Go4Life – Share September 17-21

Find an exercise buddy- older women swimming

  • Too busy to exercise? Exercising early in the morning can help put physical activity at the top of your “to do” list. Remember to make it fun and make it happen! #Go4LifeMonth
  • Stay motivated to stay active! Choose activities that you enjoy and believe you will benefit from. Setting realistic goals and regularly checking your progress will keep you on track. And don’t forget to celebrate your accomplishments! #Go4LifeMonth
  • Having an exercise buddy can be a fun way to achieve your goals. Many people say they keep active because they know someone else is counting on them! Who is your exercise buddy? #Go4LifeMonth
  • It’s time to think positive about physical activity! Here are some tips to help you overcome those barriers and improve your health.
  • Quick Tip: You’re more likely to keep going with physical activity if you include activities you enjoy. Try an “exercise buddy” to keep you both motivated to stick to your goals. #Go4LifeMonth

Go4Life Throughout the Year – Share September 24-28

choose physical activities you enjoy

  • Use the Monthly Progress Test to record scores and keep yourself motivated long-term. Stay up-to-date with your progress and remember to celebrate accomplishments along the way! #Go4LifeMonth
  • Starting to exercise again after a break can be difficult. Think about the reasons you started exercising and how much you’ve already accomplished. Be flexible, creative, and positive when you begin exercising again. #Go4LifeMonth
  • Feel good with Go4Life. Exercise benefits more than just your body! Try activities like walking, biking, yoga, or tai chi to enhance your mood, energy levels, and overall emotional well-being. #Go4LifeMonth
  • Regular exercise and physical activity can help you stay #Fit4Function as you age! Hear experts from the National Institute on Aging at NIH describe how these exercises can help keep you independent as you age. #Go4LifeMonth
  • Exercise doesn’t have to be boring! Try making your exercises more enjoyable by listening to music, exercising with others, and going outdoors for a hike or a walk. #Go4LifeMonth