Exercise and Physical Activity | National Institute on Aging

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4 Types of Exercise

Try all 4 types of exercise - endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility!

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Strength Exercises

Strength exercises help build muscles and can make it easier to do everyday activities.

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Balance Exercises

Balance exercises can help prevent falls and avoid the disability that may result from falling.

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Go4Life Videos

Follow along as a personal trainer helps older adults exercise.

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Why is it important for older adults to exercise? Learn the best exercises for older adults and how to do them safely with these tips and workout videos.

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