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Fitness Over Fifty

An Exercise Guide From the National Institute on Aging

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Exercise is not just for the young!

That’s right. Studies show that people who stay active – no matter what their age – benefit from exercise. Not only can it help you feel better, but it makes doing all those day to day tasks easier and more enjoyable. So start exercising today, with Fitness Over Fifty, the National Institute on Aging’s guide to exercise for men and women over fifty.

You don’t need to join a gym or buy expensive equipment. Everything you need to begin your own exercise program is right inside this book.

Energy, strength, balance, and flexibility are the ingredients that add up to long-lasting vitality and health. And Fitness Over Fifty features practical advice about how you can reach those goals.

With nutrition tips, easy-to-follow exercises, and expert advice, Fitness Over Fifty is the last exercise guide you’ll need!

Fitness Over Fifty includes:
• Exercise safety tips
• Ways to get – and stay – motivated
• Endurance, flexibility, strength and balance exercises
• Tips on nutrition and healthy eating
• Daily, weekly, and monthly exercise and nutrition records, and more!

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: What Can Exercise Do for Me?

Chapter 2: Is It Safe for Me to Exercise?

Chapter 3: How to Keep Going

Chapter 4: Sample Exercises

Chapter 5: How Am I Doing?

Chapter 6: What Should I Eat?


A. Target Heart Rate

B. Exercise Plan

C. Activity and Progress Charts

D. Resources



"25 exercises you need for wellness along with detailed intructions and photos."—Reader's Digest

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