Fitness Over Fifty

Fitness Over Fifty
An Exercise Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Created by National Institute On Aging

Category: Health & Fitness - Exercise; Self Help - Aging
Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: August 1, 2006
ISBN: 978-1-57826-224-3 (1-57826-224-0)

Exercise is not just for the young!

That's right. Studies show that people who stay active – no matter what their age – benefit from exercise. Not only can it help you feel better, but it makes doing all those day to day tasks easier and more enjoyable. So start exercising today, with Fitness Over Fifty, the National Institute on Aging's guide to exercise for men and women over fifty.

You don't need to join a gym or buy expensive equipment. Everything you need to begin your own exercise program is right inside this book.

Energy, strength, balance, and flexibility are the ingredients that add up to long-lasting vitality and health. And Fitness Over Fifty features practical advice about how you can reach those goals.

With nutrition tips, easy-to-follow exercises, and expert advice, Fitness Over Fifty is the last exercise guide you'll need!

Fitness Over Fifty includes:

  • Exercise safety tips
  • Ways to get – and stay – motivated
  • Endurance, flexibility, strength and balance exercises
  • Tips on nutrition and healthy eating
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly exercise and nutrition records, and more!


The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, conducts research aimed at improving the health of older people. For this book, the NIA brought together nine of the nation’s best-informed experts on the topic of exercise for older adults and consulted many more in different specialties. Together they lead a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.