Resources on Physical Activity in Older Adults

We provide links to a variety of resources regarding the promotion of physical activity and exercise in older adults.  Resources for individuals include information on guidelines and self-help programs to follow.  For communities and program planners, resources include guides for developing community-based programs and working in community settings to promote environments conducive to physical activity.  For everyone, the resources include efforts to understand the importance of physical activity to the health of older adults, and ideas for increasing physical activity of individuals and entire communities. 

National Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults

Materials and Information: Promoting Physical Activity

Professional Organizations Including Focus on Physical Activity

National Institutes of Health with Interest in Physical Activity

Other Organizations Dedicated to Physical Activity in Older Adults

Interventions to Increase Physical Activity

Physical Activity and the Environment