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Exercise can help you live a longer, healthier life. Check out the many movement resources available to older adults. (Click each topic to learn more.)

The National Institute on Aging has developed online exercise videos that promote endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility – four types of exercise that are key to safe mobility. There are numerous videos to choose from, so find some that interest you and meet your fitness level. All Go4Life exercise videos are featured on the National Institute on Aging’s YouTube channel and are free of cost.

Go4Life Exercise Videos from the National Institute on Aging

SilverSneakers is a health and fitness program that offers online and in-person classes and workshops designed specifically for older adults. Available at no cost for adults ages 65 and older through select Medicare plans.


MedlinePlus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, has compiled numerous resources, tools, videos, and tutorials about exercise for older adults.

U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus - Exercise for Older Adults

View recommendations from the National Institute on Aging about how older adults can get started with exercise. Find information about topics ranging from how much activity older adults need to how to set fitness goals.

National Institute on Aging - How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise

Many older adults are turning to less traditional forms of exercise to promote health and well-being. Learn more about mind and body practices for common age-related health challenges from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Remember, physical activity and exercise benefit your physical and emotional health. For more information on the benefits of exercise and physical activity, visit the National Institute on Aging.