Free exercise information for older adults!

Celebrate Go4Life Month this September. This year’s theme is #Fit4Function, focusing on the practical benefits of exercise and physical activity, like being able to drive, carry groceries into the house, do yardwork, walk the dog – all activities important to older adults. Go4Life is an exercise campaign program of the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. Go4Life provides a variety of free materials to help seniors become and stay physically active. Sample exercises, an exercise guide book (in both English and Spanish), easy-to-print tip sheets with information about the health benefits of physical activity, even tools for setting goals and tracking progress, the National Institute on Aging has got it all. What’s more, all the information in these resources is based on research in people ages 50+. Learn more about the Go4Life exercise and physical activity campaign and include it in your library  or community health programs  about ways older adults in your communities can incorporate exercise into their daily lives. Seniors can get activity ideas, and sign up to receive free e-mail exercise tips and weekly motivation from Go4Life virtual coaches. Your library or organization contact can sign up to become a Go4Life partner to get updates on the latest campaign activities, as well as have a voice in shaping campaign materials so that they best meet your needs.
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NIH public libraries Source Type: news