Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health, is designed to help older adults fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life. Motivating them to become physically active for the first time, return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more exercise and physical activity into weekly routines are the essential elements of Go4Life. The exercises, motivational tips, and free resources help older adults get ready, start exercising and keep going.
Exercise and physical activity fall into four basic categories: endurance, strength, balance and flexibility. Most people tend to focus on one activity or type of exercise and think they’re doing enough. Each type is different, though. Doing them all provides more benefits. Mixing it up also helps to reduce boredom and cut the risk of injury.
The Go4Life campaign includes an evidence-based exercise guide in both English and Spanish, an exercise video, an interactive website and a national outreach campaign.
Go4Life in other Languages:
- Spanish: The Go4Life campaign has translated the material needed for the exercises to Spanish called ‘Ejercicio y Actividad Fisica’ available through their website. The materials available are exercise guides, tips, videos, and informational sheets. Learn more
For more information vist Go4Life