Stay #Fit4Function with Go4Life
Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health dedicated to helping older adults become and stay active. No matter your age, being active can help you manage chronic conditions, and keep you doing the activities of daily life most important to you, like driving and keeping up with your family.
Most people tend to focus on one activity or type of exercise and think they’re doing enough. The goal, however, is to be creative and choose all four types of exercise — endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.
Visit the Try These Exercises section of the Go4Life website for information about the endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility exercises suggested by Go4Life. The exercises all have photos and detailed instructions on how to perform each movement safely. Many of these exercises also have accompanying videos to help teach you how to do the movement correctly.
For more information about appropriate types of activities, the health benefits of physical activity, and how to exercise safely visit:
- Workout to Go: A Sample Exercise Routine from the National Institute on Aging at NIH. Try this sample workout plan that you can do anytime and anywhere. It features 13 easy-to-follow endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility exercises.
- Exercise and Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging. This easy-to-read guide is filled with information, exercises, and motivational stories to help you set your goals, make an exercise plan, and track your progress.
- Go4Life Workout Videos. This series of short videos features strength, balance, and flexibility exercises that can be done almost anywhere. You can either watch on the Go4Life website or watch samples on the NIH YouTube channel. A sample video has been included below.
Source: National Institute On Aging
Learn more about Go4Life at www.nia.nih.gov/Go4Life and check out these additional resources: