Exercise and Activity for Good Health for Seniors

MOST_Exercise-Banner_Visiting-AngelsDownloadable Tools and Tips:

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Stay Healthy, Stay Independent: The best way to stay healthy and independent is to increase strength, maintain your balance, and remain flexibility

Strength, Balance & Flexibility Exercises: Simple exercises to help you retain strength, balance and flexibility; chair exercises you can do anywhere

Web Resources:

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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.

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. Chair exercises.