Exercise and Activity for Good Health, No Matter the Age
For more ideas on ways to research and make wise choices, we recommend the following resources:
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
This site contains information on the benefits of exercise.
American College of Sports Medicine
Recommendations on how to begin and maintain an exercise regimen.
Information on the benefits of even light activity levels for elderly adults.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Information on the physical and psychological benefits of exercise for the elderly population.
American Heart Association
This site contains information about the importance of physical activity for older adults and those with disabilities.
Information on getting started with an exercise program, tips on how to safely exercise, and types of exercises appropriate for the elderly population.
Mary Ann Wilson, host of the nationally syndicated PBS program “Sit and Be Fit” has videos and books she recommends for seniors on fitness: