New Go4Life campaign focuses on fitness of older adults – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Exercise has specific benefits, including improving heart health, reducing pain from osteoarthritis, and preventing diabetes. U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin adds that getting started can be easy.
Benjamin: You don’t have to do strenuous exercise. You don’t have to go to the gym, you can just do it right in your home, right where you are in your seat. It’s easier if you have your friends and someone with you to start doing something, and you’re just going for life. That’s why it’s Go4Life, just to get yourself going, anything to get moving.
Narrator: Go4Life is a public-private effort led by the NIH to encourage physical activity. 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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