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Healthy Living for Later Years:
UNL Extension Resources for Older Adults
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age.
It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others.
Publications and documents:
A Physical Activity Plan (will link to PDF)
Band Together for Strength - Participant's Guide, HEF573. This community program teaches how to use an elastic band safely to strengthen and maintain muscle as one grows older. This is particularly beneficial to those with osteoarthritis. Leader's Guide also available.
How much physical activity do older adults need? Physical Activity is Essential to Healthy Aging:
Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH, is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life. Motivating older adults 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:
Health & Nutrition - Fit in 10 : Exercise DVD for Adults & Senior Adults: