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  • Go4Life “Be active every day!” grandfather poster
    Just what your fitness center, senior center, or doctor’s office ordered! This 18” x 26” full-color poster reminds older adults about the benefits of exercise and provides information about NIA’s Go4Life website.
  • It's Never Too Late to Start Exercising
    Join Lucy and Pepe as they learn about the benefits of exercise and physical activity from their friends in this fotonovela from the NIA. You can read the story in Spanish or English.
  • Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: What Do We Know?
    Although Alzheimer's disease currently has no cure, recent research results point toward a day when it might be possible to delay, slow down, or even prevent this devastating brain disorder. This 24-page booklet describes the latest NIA-funded research about prevention of Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline, from physical exercise and diet to social engagement and cognitive training. Also included are tips for staying healthy as you grow older.
  • Workout to Go: A Sample Exercise Routine from the National Institute on Aging at NIH
    Find sample workout exercises to keep up your physical activities and to help with strength, balance, and flexibility as you get older. A handy guide that includes step-by-step instructions and photos, to use at home or on the go.