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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Physical Activity/Exercise Resources for Seniors

Senior Health and Well-Being Resource Collection

According to the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health, inactive people are nearly twice as likely to develop heart disease as those who are more active. Despite the age-defying benefits of getting fit, seniors are the least physically active of all Americans—40 percent of women and 30 percent of men over 70 report that they never exercise. Explore the resources below to learn about the benefits of exercise, the dangers of inactivity, and helpful tips on getting started:

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Senior Fitness: You’re Never Too Old to Exercise 

Exercise and Fitness as You Age

Strength Training for Older Adults

Health & Aging: Seniors and Swimming 

Heart Disease Prevention with Exercise 

Exercise: A Drug-Free Approach to Lowering High Blood Pressure 

Exercise and Stroke Prevention

Article: "Senior Citizens Need to Work Out, Too"

NIH Senior Health: "The Benefits of Exercise"

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