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New Go4Life campaign focuses on fitness of older adults – 5

Narrator:  This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy.  Go4Life is a new campaign that encourages older people to incorporate exercise into their everyday lives. Go4Life focuses exercise on four categories; aerobic, strength, balance, and flexibility.

Dutta:  We strongly encourage people to incorporate exercises from each of these four categories.

Narrator:  Dr. Chhanda Dutta is a physical activity and exercise expert. She says Go4Life even includes an exercise buddy agreement.

Dutta:  This buddy agreement is a way of sort of formalizing something with a friend who’s not going to let you off easily, and then you have built in incentives for both of you to keep the motivation going.

Narrator:  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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This page last reviewed on November 30, 2011

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