New Go4Life campaign focuses on fitness of older adults – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A public-private effort led by the NIH is reaching out to baby boomers and their parents to encourage physical activity. Dr. Chhanda Dutta, a physical activity and exercise expert, explains the four exercise categories in the Go4Life campaign.
Dutta: You have to work on aerobic exercises, good for your heart. You have to work on your strength, so there’s resistance training. You have to work on your balance and I cannot stress enough the importance of working on your balance especially at any age. And the fourth category is flexibility.
Narrator: For more information on the Go4Life campaign, and to get started and stay active, 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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