Heath and Aging

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Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Get moving! This 120-page guide describes the benefits of exercise and physical activity for older people. Learn how to set exercise goals and stick to them. Includes sample exercises for endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and a list of resources.

PDF (7.88 MB)
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Keywords: Exercise, Physical Activity

High Blood Pressure

Read about normal blood pressure and high blood pressure, or hypertension. Learn how lifestyle factors like more exercise and having less salt helps.

PDF (112.25 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Cardiovascular, High Blood Pressure, Heart Conditions

Arthritis Advice

Get arthritis help—find definitions of types of arthritis (rheumatoid, gout, osteoarthritis) and treatments like NSAIDs or DMARDs that can help.

PDF (127.88 KB)
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Keywords: Arthritis, Bones and Joints, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Exercise, Medications

Exercise and Physical Activity: Getting Fit for Life

Learn about types of exercise, such as for strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility, and discover the benefits of physical activity.

PDF (124.45 KB)
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Keywords: Exercise, Physical Activity

Osteoporosis: The Bone Thief

What is osteoporosis and osteopenia? Learn about risk factors, treatment, and how vitamin D, calcium & more can help keep your bones strong.

PDF (237.33 KB)
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Keywords: Bones and Joints, Osteoporosis, Falls, Medicines, Nutrition, Women's Health

Foot Care

Foot problems? Get tips on talking to a podiatrist and information on spurs, swollen feet, warts, blisters on feet, dry feet, corns on toes, and more.

PDF (88.55 KB)
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Keywords: Foot Problems, Bones and Joints

Aging And Your Eyes

Learn about common eye problems for older adults, like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and presbyopia. Find tips for protecting your eyes and vision.

PDF (99.25 KB)
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Keywords: Cataracts, Eyes and Vision, Glaucoma

Falls and Fractures

Do you have a fear of falling? Find tips on fall prevention, how to avoid tripping and slipping, and ways to lower your chances of getting a fracture.

PDF (186.07 KB)
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Keywords: Falls, Balance Problems, Safety, Osteoporosis, Bones and Joints

Participating in Activities You Enjoy—More Than Just Fun and Games

Learn how leisure and social activities, exercise, volunteer work, or a hobby may help older people feel better and find satisfaction and happiness. 

PDF (415.19 KB)
Keywords: Social Activities and Engagement, Retirement, Quality of Life

Hearing Loss

Find information about different types of hearing loss and other problems, and how to tell if you might have hearing loss. Learn what to do if you have trouble hearing, such as asking your doctor about assistive devices and hearing aids. Also provides tips to help people with hearing loss cope.

PDF (109.5 KB)
Spanish Version
Keywords: Ear Nose Throat

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