New Go4Life campaign focuses on fitness of older adults – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Being physically active is vital to maintaining health and independence as we age. Dr. Richard Hodes, an institute director at the NIH says a new federal campaign for people 50 and older is designed to help.
Hodes: For some time we’ve been telling people that research shows that various aspects of physical activity do have advantages; now we can go a step beyond for those who are interested in taking advantage of what we know and provide a means and a vehicle and help to initiate and sustain that activity.
Narrator: Sedentary older adults can reap health benefits by making physical activity part of their daily lives. For details, visit www.nia.nih.gov/Go4Life. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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