Need guidance on how to start exercising? Consult the free 120-page Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging, available online. It focuses on workouts for people over 50, with illustrated exercises for strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance. You can alsoorder a free copy in English or Spanish by calling 800-222-2225.
Another source of practical exercise tips,Your Guide to Physical Activity and Your Heart, is from the National Institutes of Health. It can also be downloaded online.
This article first appeared in the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter.
Also see Exercise: The Key to Active Aging.