Healthy Aging, Wellness, and Fitness Resources to check out…
|The American Council on Exercise is a nonprofit organization that promotes active, healthy lifestyles and offers advice regarding weight loss and finding the right fitness program.|
|The Arthritis Foundation offers specialized exercise programs and fitness regimens to help increase joint flexibility.|
|The American Diabetes Association is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization providing diabetes research information and advocacy. They provide answers to FAQs about diabetes and exercise.|
|VQ ActionCare is dedicated to helping mature adults stay active through high quality products that maintain strength and agility.|
|The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency that provides a wide range of brochures and articles about how to reduce disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.|
|The National Institute on Aging is a government agency that offers a number of free publications on health and fitness for mature adults, including booklets on home-based exercises.|
A free, online service from the National Council on the Aging
The American Society on Aging is an association of diverse
individuals bound by a goal to support the commitment and enhance
the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of
life of older adults and their families.
The primary focus of NRCSA is to create and sustain an online community of public health and senior care professionals whose work involves teaching and promoting safety and safe practices among the elderly.
www.fitness.gov is the health, physical activity, fitness and sports
information website of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness
and Sports. You can find out about the Council and its work, view
publications, and link to the resources of other government
agencies as well as to health and fitness organizations.
Fifty-Plus is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote an active lifestyle for older people. They publish a newsletter, distribute books and videos, and sponsors physical activity events for mid-life and older adults.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation is focused on preventing osteoporosis, promoting lifelong bone health, helping improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and related fractures, and finding a cure.
|The goal of the National Firbromyalgia Association is to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Fibromyalgia by increasing the awareness of the public, media, government and medical communities.|
The SFA provides training, certification, professional resources, and member support for fitness professionals who serve older adults as well as fitness tips and resources for mature exercisers.
|FEOAA membership provides an informative quarterly newsletter concerning fitness for older adults and healthy aging workshops.|
Spokane Osteoporosis Center specializes
in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, helping to promote strong bones and reduce the risk of fracture.
The only search directory exclusively for the over
50 age group on the Internet.
Convenient home delivery of bladder control products. Free product and management techniques information available, including our Pelvic Muscle Exercises (PME) brochure. HDIS
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|MyParkinsonsInformation.com.MyParkinsonsInformation.com is also a place where people can come and learn and gain support from others that are going through the same things they are going through.|
|Active Options has been developed to help older adults, health care providers, information and assistance specialists, and others identify appropriate and accessible physical activity programs older adults. This website will also help physical activity program providers reach and recruit more older adults into their programs, and will help them identify gaps in the programs currently being offered in a community.|
|Recently, NDEP unveiled Diabetes HealthSense (formerly known as the Support for Behavior Change Resource), an online library of resources to help people live well and achieve their goals—whether they have diabetes or are at risk for the disease. Diabetes HealthSense is designed to provide access to a variety of behavior change and coping resources. Each resource has been reviewed by a team of leading independent experts on psychosocial issues, with specific expertise in the science of behavior change.|