NIH Press Release
National Institute on Aging

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Contact: Jeannine Mjoseth

Heat Up Your Indoor Fitness Program During Cold Winter Months with NIA'S Over-50 Fit Kit

Older people who hibernate during these chilly months could lose stamina, strength, and flexibility. Stay fit while you stay warm this winter with the National Institute on Aging's inexpensive, at-home exercise program. Exercise with the National Institute on Aging, the 48-minute video, is based on medical research and "road-tested" by scores of older Americans.

The exercise program emphasizes:

As added motivation, participants who stick with the program for a month will receive a certificate of recognition signed by NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D. To view an online clip of the exercise video, go to To order the exercise book and video, mail a check or money order for $7 payable to the National Institute on Aging. Send to NIAIC, Dept. BR, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057. For more information, call 1-800/222-2225.

The NIA, part of the National Institutes of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, leads the federal effort supporting and conducting research on aging and the special medical, social and behavioral issues of older people. A substantial part of NIA's research involves ways to prevent frailty and reduce disability with age.