Dec 23, 2013 |
Dr. Rodgers explains why people over 50 should be physically active, and encourages people to use free resources offered by the Go4Life campaign.
Have you made a New Year’s resolution to exercise more? For those of us over 50, there are new, free resources to help us fit exercise and physical activity into our daily lives.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.
Why should people over 50 be physically active? Activity can help you prevent or manage diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis. Exercise can even improve your balance and reduce pain from osteoarthritis. And, research shows that physical activity helps adults remain healthy and independent longer.
An NIH-sponsored campaign called Go4Life helps mature adults become physically active. The campaign offers exercise guides, motivational tips, and other free tools to help you get started.
For the link to the Go4Life resources and more, follow us on Twitter @HealthyMoments. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the NIH.