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WHATGo4Life is a Federal exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults 50+.
WHYTo motivate the growing numbers of Baby Boomers and their parents to start exercising to improve their health and achieve a better quality of life. So that individuals, families, organizations, and communities can get older adults moving and living a healthier lifestyle.
WHEREThe National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Across the USA.

Program Description

"Despite the growing list of benefits of exercise for people of all ages, adults in the U.S. tend to become less active as they age. We created Go4Life to try to make a difference, by providing information and motivational tools to help older adults increase their physical activity and by working with organizations to provide an environment that supports their efforts."

"We recognize it's a big job to try to change behavior, and we can't do it alone. We also know we're not the only ones interested in older workers, clients, patients, family members, and friends being as healthy and active as possible. Working together, we can make it happen. Your organization can provide on-the-ground outreach vital to a sustained effort to get—and keep—older Americans moving."

The Go4LIfe campaign provides a number of detailed free senior exercise videos, free audio book mp3 of senior exercises, other materials, and senior success stories at through their website.

The campaign is working with public and private organizations to empower older adults to become more physically active.

The following individuals and organizations are welcome to participate by hosting activities for the Go4Life campaign:

  • Senior Living Residence
  • Community Center
  • Fitness Professional
  • Health Care Provider
  • Local Business
  • Corporate Wellness Program
  • Faith-Based Organization
  • Insurer
  • Local Government Agency
  • Library
  • Non-Profit
  • Others

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET SENIORS MOVING by hosting your own exercise activity or event for seniors such as sponsoring an exercise challenge, or simply showing a Go4Life exercise DVD in the break room or waiting room with the help of Go4Life.

The National Institute on Aging will support individuals and organizations that want to help older adults maintain healthy lifestyles by:

  • Providing evidence-based health messages for your specific audiences.
  • Providing an online toolkit of materials to use in planning and conducting your exercise activity.
  • Sending free print materials for your Go4Life Month event.
  • Highlight your organization and your Go4Life Month activities on the Go4Life website and in our outreach materials.

The website provides free exercise videos, free workout routines, and helpful tip sheets including topics such as:

-Helping Older Family Members Become More Active
-Walking for Your Health
-Finding Activities You Enjoy
-Be Physically Active without Spending a Dime
-See more Activities Tip Sheets
-Exercising with Osteoarthritis
-Exercise and Osteoporosis
-Making Smart Food Choices
-Monthly Progress Test

“The kick-off of the Go4Life exercise and physical activity campaign held on October 19, 2011. The kick-off was part of a briefing on exercise and aging hosted by Herb Kohl, D-Wis., and Mark Udall, D-Colo., and featuring the Surgeon General (Regina Benjamin) and the director of the National Institute on Aging at NIH.” -National Institute On Aging.










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