Older Adults

  1. 10 Reasons to Keep Fit as You Age

    "Physical activity has been engineered out of our daily lives," laments an expert on preventing disease. "We used to rake leaves by hand and walk to the market. Now we have leaf blowers and take the car everywhere." So here is a list of 10 reasons why you should make physical activity a part of your everyday life.

  2. Age Doesn't Matter for Yoga

    More than ever before, Americans older than 65 are turning to yoga for exercise. What is yoga, and why is it so popular? Yoga is a series of stretches and poses done with breathing techniques. It offers the powerful benefits of exercise. And since yoga is gentle, almost anyone can do it, regardless of age or fitness level.

  3. Debunking 10 Aging Myths

    Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting, and productive lives well into their later years. But that’s not what we usually hear about.

  4. Exercise for Home Bodies

    The experts who tell us we need more exercise agree on one thing. Doing something, they say, is better than doing nothing.

  5. Exercise Ideas for Older Adults

    Finding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health.

  6. Fit for the Ages

    Need inspiration? Look to these five Americans who show just how physical you can get in later life.

  7. Gardening in Your Senior Years

    Whether the move is to a smaller townhouse, apartment, or assisted living center, physical challenges and a lack of space can confront gardeners.

  8. Move to the Music: Dancing as Exercise

    The benefits of dancing go well beyond heart health and physical fitness. Dancing, especially group dance activities, provides opportunities for people of all ages to be socially and mentally engaged, as well.

  9. Warm-water Exercises for Older Adults

    Older adults who want to improve their physical health are turning to warm-water exercise.

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